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River Edge Launches New Support Service: Intensive Case Management

MACON — River Edge Behavioral Health Center has launched a new service to support more individuals with mental illness as they achieve recovery.  The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) selected River Edge to provide this service to help DBHDD achieve outcomes required by Georgia’s settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice.
“We are proud to offer this new service to our clients and help DBHDD in its efforts with the settlement agreement,” said Shannon Terrell Harvey, River Edge Chief Executive Officer. “At River Edge, we believe treatment is effective and recovery is to be expected. It is our goal to help people experiencing all levels of illness achieve recovery.  Intensive Case Management is another tool in the continuum of care that will help make lives better for the people of central Georgia.”
The new services will be available to residents of Baldwin, Bibb, Jones, Monroe, Putnam, Twiggs and Wilkinson counties. The 11-member Intensive Case Management Team will provide additional wrap-around support for 200 individuals with severe and persistent mental illness at any one time with the goal of assisting individuals with intensive support needs achieve recovery in their home communities.
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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