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 to have a supportive living environment as they maintain sobriety and build a new life after incarceration or treatment. 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.
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.
Our Motto is “Recover – Grow – Flourish”