An agreement between River Edge Behavioral Health Center and Central Georgia Technical College will allow River Edge clients to further their educations.
The agreement announced Wednesday will mean Central Georgia Tech will offer free assessments and classes to River Edge clients recovering from substance abuse or mental illness, according to a River Edge news release.
One of the key components in any recovery journey is building new skills for success, Shannon Terrell Harvey, CEO of River Edge, said in the release. Often, active mental illness or addiction interrupts education. This agreement helps individuals build educational and job skills to help recovery and life success.
River Edge will select clients who want to improve their literacy skills, get a general equivalency diploma or prepare for post-secondary education. According to the release, River Edge will offer transportation to classes.
Those receiving River Edge services through Grove Park Village, Billingslea Recovery Resident and LifeSPRING will be among the first who can take advantage of the partnership.
River Edge provides services and support for mental health, addiction and developmental disabilities in Bibb, Baldwin, Jones, Monroe, Putnam, Twiggs, Wilkinson and surrounding Middle Georgia counties.