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River Edge Expands Supported Employment

January 9, 2014
MACON – River Edge Behavioral Health Center will expand its Supported Employment program through an expanded contract with the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD).
“We are excited to expand River Edge’s ability to support individuals’ full recovery from mental illnesses and addictions.” said Shannon Terrell Harvey, chief executive officer of River Edge. “We know that treatment is effective and recovery is to be expected.  Research proves that supported employment is an important tool that helps people recover and successfully transition to competitive employment and productive independence in community life.”     
Providing job placement, coaching and support in integrated settings, River Edge supported employment services assist adults recovering from serious mental illness and/or drug and alcohol addictions get and keep sustained, gainful employment.  
DBHDD is the state agency that focuses solely on policies, programs, and services for people with mental illness, substance use disorders and developmental disabilities. The department’s mission is to help the people it serves live a life of recovery and independence.