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For many in crisis, just having a place to put one’s head at night is a start to forward progress and recovery. A gift from the Community Foundation of Northwest Georgia helped to replace the mattresses and bedding for all 74 beds in Highland Rivers’s three crisis stabilization units in Dalton, Rome, and Cedartown.

When finances are tight for those with behavioral health challenges, a gift like the one from SmileUp! Foundation in Woodstock can help. It was earmarked specifically to help with the co-payments for children and families in Cherokee County.

It is essential to ensure that the power is on for those in behavioral health programs. The foundation received a gift to purchase generators in a facility that serves individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Another donor donated a hospital bed for a medically fragile individual with IDD.

Connecting veterans with behavioral health challenges to peers is an important part of recovery. The Georgia Council on Substance Abuse provided grants to the Highland Rivers Foundation in both 2019 and 2020 to support Operation Gratitude, an event specifically for veterans.

Because play is an important part of therapeutic childcare, a gift from a local family paid for the renovation and installation of new play structures and surfaces for the playground at Highland Rivers Women’s Outreach residential program in Rome.