child & adolescent services

We provide services to anyone four years of age and older who lives in Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, or Walker Counties and who are in need of Mental Health and Addictive Disease Treatment.

Components of the Children and Adolescent Services include individual, group, and family therapy, as well as psychosocial services, Home-Based Treatment and Therapeutic Foster Care. All of these programs are designed to help children and their families resolve emotional conflicts, develop effective ways to interact, and experience positive relationships in a safe and caring environment.

The programs are staffed by master’s and bachelor’s level therapists, activity therapists, licensed nursing staff, as well as a board-certified psychiatrist.

Specialized Children and Adolescent Services

Lookout Mountain APEX Project

The APEX Program is an intensive, behaviorally-oriented, short-term, in-school treatment service which serves children and families experiencing significant behavioral, relational and other mental health challenges and who may be at risk of psychiatric hospitalization or out-of-home placement.  By helping parents and children develop healthier relationships and positive communication skills, our staff hope to create nurturing family settings where all members can thrive.

Click here to learn more about APEX.

TREK Foster Care

Lookout Mountain recruits, contracts with, and trains individuals to provide a nurturing environment for children who must be placed outside their natural home.  The parents receive appropriate training to provide a healing and nurturing environment in which the child can realize a more positive self-image, eliminate negative behaviors, and experience stability in the home setting.

Click here to learn more about TREK

lmcs in the news

Spotlight: Kaleidoscope Supported Employment in the Community

Over a dozen businesses in Walker County take part in Kaleidoscope Supported Employment, a program of Lookout Mountain Community Services. These local businesses value diversity in the workplace, as they hire individuals with developmental disabilities. To learn more,...

Kaleidoscope in the Community

From left, Kaleidoscope program participant John Lilley, employees Darlene Cannon and Jeanna Sitton and participant Chris Williams at Thursday's Dade First-Family Connection collaborative luncheon. The participants told the audience about their jobs in the community....

Kaleidoscope Reps visit the Georgia State Capitol

Kaleidoscope visits the Georgia State Capitol Recently, Lookout Mountain Community Services Kaleidoscope program direct support staff Brooklyn Espy, representing Kaleidoscope South-Summerville, and Nathan Gibson, representing Kaleidoscope...

Need Help?

No Initial Appointments Needed. Walk-Ins welcome at the following outpatient sites.

  • Fort Oglethorpe O/P Clinic
    • Between 8:30 am to 1:00 pm, Mon-Friday
  • LaFayette O/P Clinic
    • Between 8:30 am to 1:00 pm, Tues, Wed, & Thurs.
  • Summerville O/P Clinic
    • Between 8:30 am to 1:00 pm, Mon-Fri.
  • Trenton O/P Clinic
    • Between 8:30 am to 1:00 pm, Mon-Fri.

Staff Quick Links

Below is a quick resource for LMCS staff.

Contact Us

Employment: 706.638.5580 Ext 4114
Clinical Q&A: 706.638.5580 Ext 4151
Business Q&A: 706.638.5580 Ext 4135
Executive Director: 706.638.5584
Individual Complaints: 844.815.8233
GA Crisis & Access Line: 800.715.4225