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Atlanta, Georgia


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Welcome to My Gallery - Jerome Lawrence

". . . The new artists portray emotions independent of real life physical objects. The future artists, of which I am one, portray the truth of the real regardless of beauty through copying the patterns that repeat in nature. The patterns are remarkably true to nature though the image is not realism -
but could be. The image mimics reality in feeling and pattern, but does not have the all too overdone look that our conscious mind is used to seeing. By showing us what is truly there, but in a way not consciously observed, the artist extends the definition of reality beyond the image we are accustomed to seeing . . ." Jerome Lawrence April, 2004

Episcopal Church Ministries in Atlanta

Emmaus House

Church of the Common Ground

Mental Health Resources

Compassionate Congregations Clergy Tool Box: This excellent resource helps churches and their leaders to become equipped to minister to people in their midst who live with mental health issues.  It pulls together resources from a variety of sources.  It is the work of the Community Health Interfaith Partnership.

Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network

"Our mission is to promote recovery through advocacy, education, employment, empowerment, peer support and self help, and to unite as one voice to support the priorities set each year at the annual convention."

Mental Health America of Georgia

MHA of Georgia works to enhance the mental health of all Georgians through education, outreach and advocacy.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness

NAMI (the National Alliance on Mental Illness) is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with serious mental illness and their families. Founded in 1979, NAMI has become the nation's voice on mental illness, a national organization including NAMI organizations in every state and in over 1100 local communities across the country who join together to meet the NAMI mission through advocacy, research, support, and education.NAMI is dedicated to the eradication of mental illnesses and to the improvement of the quality of life of all whose lives are affected by these diseases.

Surgeon General's Report on Mental Illness

The Center for Mental Health Services in partnership with the National Institute of Mental Health developed the first Surgeon General's report ever issued on the topic of mental health and mental illness. The report, released in December 1999, found that, even though a great deal was already known about how to treat mental illness, much remained to be learned about ways to prevent mental illness and to promote mental health.

Faith Resources on Mental Illness and Disabilities

The Episcopal Disability Network

  • We are an organization of the Episcopal Church. We work for the inclusion of people with disabilities into the life of the church and of society.

  • We provide consultative assistance to congregations wishing to make their buildings accessible.

  • We offer multi-media resources on disability awareness and other disability issues.

  • We maintain a free lending library of over 450 taped books, available to people who are print-handicapped. Topics include church history, spirituality and disability issues.

  • We advocate with church and secular organizations on behalf of persons with disabilities.

Joni and Friends International Disabilities Center

Joni Eareckson Tada founded this ministry in 1979 to communicate the gospel and equip Christ-honoring churches worldwide to evangelize and disciple people affected by disabilities.

Lift Disability Network

A network of Christian organizations working in disability ministry.

We provide a platform and sounding board for you to communicate and interact with other leaders interested in promoting the spiritual well being of people who have physical, mental, or emotional disabilities. We are here to serve you as leaders and as persons who have disabilities.

Mental Health Ministries: To Erase the Stigma of Mental Illness

Pathways to Promise: Ministry & Mental Illness

An interfaith technical assistance and resource center which offers liturgical and educational materials, program models, and networking information to promote a caring ministry with people with mental illness and their families. These resources are used by people at all levels of faith group structures from local congregations to regional and national staff.

The Caring Congregation Program

The Caring Congregation Program is a congregational program of 7 workshops focused on welcoming and supporting people with mental disorders and their families into our congregations.


A faith-driven initiative to help Georgia citizens who suffer from mental illness. This initiative brings together faith leaders from a broad spectrum of religious institutions and nonprofit organizations to work as one body and speak with one voice.


Other Resources

Atlanta Community Food Bank

Founded in 1979, the Atlanta Community Food Bank (a member of America's Second Harvest, The Nation's Food Bank Network) currently distributes almost 2 million pounds of food and other donated grocery items monthly to more than 800 nonprofit partner agencies in 38 counties in Metro Atlanta and North Georgia. Distributing these donations to low-income Georgians, our partner agencies provide dynamic links between the local community, the Food Bank and our supporters.


Prayer & Church Links 

The Daily Office 

Episcopal Church Links 


The Episcopal Café is a ministry of the Diocese of Washington.The Café is collaborative effort by more than two dozen writers and editors, and an ever-growing list of visual artists. Together... 


Social Justice Links 


Episcopal Peace Fellowship

Episcopal Relief and Development


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