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River Edge Creates New Housing Opportunity For Central Georgians with HIV/AIDS

MACON —Thirty-one Central Georgians living with HIV/AIDS will soon have a new place to call home. Through an agreement with Georgia’s Department of Community Affairs (DCA), River Edge Behavioral Health Center will provide transitional housing, with the goal of moving all to permanent housing.
“We are proud to partner with DCA on this new endeavor,” said Shannon Terrell Harvey, chief executive officer of River Edge. “We have nationally recognized expertise in housing excellence for special populations. We are happy to use our skills and experience to draw outside resources to Macon to support optimal health for Central Georgians living with HIV/AIDS. We are also proud to serve as a part of the solution for homelessness.”  
The funding for the partnership originates from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. As part of the agreement, River Edge will also provide case management, meals, group supports and training. 
About River Edge
River Edge has provided comprehensive mental health, addictive disease, and developmental disabilities services and supports in Central Georgia since 1950. Through multiple locations, River Edge currently serves more than 12,000 youth and adult residents of Bibb, Baldwin, Jones, Monroe, Putnam, Twiggs, Wilkinson and surrounding counties annually.  With special expertise to assist individuals with intensive support needs, River Edge empowers, encourages recovery and strengthens resilience. River Edge accepts Medicaid, Medicare, most private insurance and offers a sliding scale fee for individuals without insurance.
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