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River Edge Behavioral Health Center Hosting Ribbon Cutting & Open House Celebration for Baldwin Coun

Milledgeville, GeorgiaRiver Edge Behavioral Health Center – Baldwin County will host a ribbon-cutting and open house celebration on Thursday, May 17, 2012 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. River Edge will unveil Georgia’s first 24/7 outpatient crisis service center, the youth mental health clubhouse for Georgia’s Region 2, a new pharmacy, and renovations to the Blandy Park site during the celebration. The celebration will take place at the River Edge offices located in the Blandy Way Office Park, 60 Georgia Hwy 22 West, Milledgeville, Georgia 31061.
River Edge Behavioral Health Center has provided services in Baldwin, Putnam and Wilkinson counties since 2006. Since arrival in these communities, River Edge has grown to:
·         employ more than 40 and serve more than 3,000 clients annually at Blandy Way.
·         support the Oconee Regional Medical Center Emergency Department to reduce their load
·         open permanent supportive housing services in 22 brand new one bedroom units in partnership with local developers.  
·         secure $1M+ HUD construction financing to build 10 apartments to house formerly homeless individuals seeking recovery from behavioral health disorders
River Edge Behavioral Health Center CEO, Shannon Harvey, said, “Our mantra at River Edge is ‘We Make Life Better’. ™ We have been thrilled by the opportunity to develop community partnerships and bring much needed services and economic impact to Milledgeville! We look forward continuing to be a strengthening partner in our community’s future.   Please join us May 17th. We want to thank you for welcoming us and discuss future work together to make life even better in Milledgeville.”
The full continuum of River Edge Behavioral Health Center provides services to more than 12,000 individuals annually, predominantly residents of Baldwin, Bibb, Jones, Monroe, Putnam, Twiggs and Wilkinson counties. 
For help through the Blandy Way site, please call 478-445-1290.
 For more information about River Edge Behavioral Health Center, contact Tiffany M. Russell, Community Affairs Manager at (478)803-7752 office, (478) 955-4752 cell, or by email: