Georgia’s Healing House Opened September 2015 and is providing a safe and structured living environment to assist women in recovery from drug and/or alcohol addiction, and from the wounds of trauma and mental health challenges that often accompany such addictions. Women need a home to heal and become healthy, self-reliant and productive members of our community. Our house is built on evidenced-based models for women in recovery and is providing this.

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A great big "THANK YOU" to 29News and most especially Megan Moriarty." Your kindness, support and compassion is amazing. And a shout out to Patrick,, the most awesome cameraman.

​​​A memory lives on...

​​Georgia’s Friends came together in 2006 after their friend, Georgia, died in a jail cell following a long struggle with alcoholism. We believed that Georgia would be alive if she had a safe house in which to recover and heal from her disease. ​​​

We founded Georgia’s Friends, receiving non-profit 501(c)(3) status in 2010. Our vision is a healing house for women, providing them with a supportive living environment as they maintain sobriety and build a new life after treatment or incarceration. This year, 50 committed community folks, with support from Mental Health America   of Charlottesville-Albemarle, formed a community council to launch Georgia’s Healing House.

​ ​​Our Mission: Georgia's Healing House, a program offered by Georgia's Friends provides a safe,         therapeutic and structured home for adult women in the early stages of recovery from substance abuse and     mental health challenges.

Dorothy's Hometown Hero Award_Radio Interview
Dorothy, Our Hometown Hero!

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​NBC29 - Series featuring residents of Georgia's Healing House

Over the course of Tuesday, June 19, to Thursday, June 21, NBC29 featured an inside look at the battle some women have faced and now work to stay clean one day at a time.

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Dorothy Tompkins is one of Allen and Allen's Hometown Hero's. We are so proud of Dorothy and grateful for all she does for us and our community.                                     

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Jane Avary Barbour​​


February 3, 1951 - June 8, 2006