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Groundbreaking on New Behavioral Health Facility for Central Georgia



Jay Bess, River Edge Communications: 478.803.7707 (office) 478.283.0138 (mobile) //


MACON - River Edge Behavioral Health and River Edge Foundation will officially break ground on River Edge Recovery Center Wednesday, July 31, at 11:30 AM. River Edge Recovery Center will provide adults and children access to care and treatment amid a behavioral health crisis.   

Robert Reichert, Mayor of Macon-Bibb County and David A. Sofferin, Director, Office of Public Affairs for Georgia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities will speak at the event. This event is open to the public and will highlight the services and benefits the new state-of-the-art Recovery Center will bring to Central Georgia. 

“We are excited to break ground on this new facility! We are so grateful for our community and philanthropic partnerships that helped make this project possible. This facility saves lives- it is a haven for those in a crisis. The Recovery Center is only the beginning of one’s journey to recovery, but often the most critical.” Macey C. Kilgore, Chief Philanthropy Officer of River Edge Foundation.

WHAT:    Groundbreaking Ceremony of River Edge Recovery Center

WHEN:   Wednesday, July 31, 2019, at 11:30 AM

WHO:     David A. Sofferin- Director, Office of Public Affairs, DBHDD

               Mayor Robert Reichert- Mayor, Macon-Bibb County

               Charlie Griffis- Vice President, Parrish Construction

               Kamal Azar- Design Principal, Azar + Walsh Architects

WHERE: Recovery Center project construction site

               3575 Fulton Mill Road, Macon, GA 31026


About River Edge Behavioral Health

The full continuum of River Edge Behavioral Health services provide state-of-the-art treatment and support services for nearly 10,000 children, youth, families and adults annually, who experience mental illness, addiction, co-occurring disorders or developmental disabilities. A repetitive national award winner identified for its exemplary leadership by its international accrediting body, River Edge services extend throughout Georgia, including Baldwin, Bibb, Crawford, Houston, Jones, Monroe, Peach, Putnam, Twiggs, Wilkinson and Fulton Counties. Learn more at For help, call 478-803-7700 in Central Georgia or 404-665-8600 in Fulton County. 


About the River Edge Foundation

The River Edge Foundation, an independent, 501(c)3 non-profit organization, raises private funds to help make life better for individuals who experience mental illness, addiction or a developmental disability, especially individuals served and supported through the robust, community-based offerings of River Edge Behavioral Health.  The Foundation strives for excellence in fundraising, investing, stewarding contributions and assets, governing the Foundation, as well as forming lasting and mutual beneficial relationships with community partners, constituencies and stakeholders.