Hi P., I work as a director of a Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Program at a local Community Service Board in Athens. I have worked for the state Mental Health System for about 13 years and am very familiar with mental illness and schizophrenia. Is your mother currently receiving services from a state CORE provider? If so, she should be seen as a client under the Fee for Service option, which covers folks who do not have insurance (as long as you have legal residency). There is a local Community Service Board in each county in Georgia with program for adults with severe and persistent mental illness, which schizophrenia is categorized as. I would suggest contacting your local CSB (if you are in Cobb County, this would be the Cobb/Douglas Community Service Board) for services to help cover the cost. They also have access to other state funded resources, such as hospitalization if needed and possibly residential services. Just for you to know, residential services such as this have been cut drastically over the years, so it is very hard to access these types of services. Also, for a hospitalization if you are uninsured, it will most certainly mean a state hospital, and there are quality issues with those, and not often that helpful for the long run. They will also only take someone if they are homocidal or suicidal. If you have a Crisis Stabilization program in your area (often run by a CSB), they may take your mom for several days to try to get her on a more stable medication regimen. You are doing such a wonderful thing by helping to take care of your mother-in-law, and schizophrenia is such a horrible disease. But, as you know, with the right medication, the symptoms can be controlled. Best of luck to you, your mother in law and your family. F.