Faith & Light communities are made up of persons with an intellectual disability, their families and friends, particularly young friends, who meet together on a regular basis in a Christian spirit, to share friendship, pray together, fiesta and celebrate life. The Catholic Church of Saint Ann in Marietta, and The Catholic Church of the Transfiguration also in Marietta have active Faith & Light communities.
For more information about starting a community in your parish please visit: http://faithandlight.org/, or contact the Disabilities Ministry.
Estate Planning for Special Needs
References are available for special needs attorneys, financial planners, benefits navigators, employment/vocational opportunities.
End of Life
Please visit the Archdiocese of Atlanta, Respect Life Ministry: https://archatl.com/ministries-services/respect-life-ministry/end-of-life-issues/
- Birth through age 3 – Georgia Department of Health Babies Can’t Wait
- Age 3 through 18 – Benefits are coordinated at the local school. Contact your local schoolteacher or social worker for help.
- Age 18 and older – Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities
Monthly respite is available at several parishes. Pre-registration is required.
References are available for community living programs, day programs, and housing services. For access to services and immediate crisis help, call the Georgia Crisis & Access Line (GCAL) at 1-800-715-4225, available 24/7.
The Archdiocese of Atlanta welcomes all to our parishes and events.
The Disabilities Ministry will assist with arrangements of accommodations for special needs, provided requests are submitted in advance.
To request information or assistance, please contact Maggie Rousseau: firstname.lastname@example.org.