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River Edge CEO Presents to Georgia College Learning in Retirement
MILLDEGEVILLE — River Edge serving more than 4,000 people in Milledgeville last year, investing more than $2,000,000 in the local economy and sustaining more than 100 jobs. That’s part of the story Shannon Harvey, Chief Executive Officer of River Edge, shared with the Georgia College Learning in Retirement Group Friday, June 21, 2014 at the Milledgeville Country Club.
Ms. Harvey thanked the group for the openness and partnership of the Milledgeville community with River Edge. “Together, we make life better.” she said.
Ms. Harvey continued: “ I have 3 messages. First, behavioral health challenges and developmental disabilities touch all of us. 1 in 4 Americans face a mental health challenge during their lives. 1 in 7 deal with an addiction. 3 or every 100 babies is born with some form of developmental disability. The second message: Treatment is effective, and recovery can be expected. With the right supports, people with developmental disabilities can live meaningful lives in the community.” My last message: Facing a challenge? River Edge is here willing and able to help.”
Located at 60 Blandy Way off Highway 22 across from Walter B. Williams Park in Milledgeville, River Edge offers a full array of outpatient services and accepts most insurance plans. The River Edge Crisis Service Center open 24/7/365 to assist individuals in crisis. To reach the crisis service center, call 478-451-2797. To arrange other outpatient services, call 478-451-2700.
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. River-Edge.org