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River Edge’s Williams Named CARE-NET Para-Professional Caregiver of the Year

January 8, 2014

MACON – River Edge Behavioral Health Center residential support staff member Irene Williams was recently named the Para-Professional Caregiver of the Year by the Middle Georgia CARE-NET.

“We are so proud of Irene!  She is a wonderful asset to our organization and to the individuals we support,” said Greta O’Dell, director of Developmental Disabilities Services at River Edge. “We could not be happier for her!”

The award is given each year to a para-professional serving in Middle Georgia. In her nomination, Williams was cited for her long career as a para-professional and teacher and her “integrity and love wrapped up in a kind and gentle spirit.” Williams has more than 20 years of experience in caring for persons with developmental disabilities, both as a special education teacher and a para-professional.

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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