For more than 50 years, St. Jude’s Recovery Center has been helping individuals rebuild their lives. A leader in the treatment of addictive disease and co-occurring mental health disorders, St. Jude’s provides critical care to homeless and low-income individuals in greater Atlanta fighting substance abuse issues. St. Jude’s is one of the few treatment centers in the state of Georgia that provides a full continuum of care for those in need.
Open to anyone in the community seeking treatment for addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders, St. Jude’s serves more than 1,500 individuals per year, most of whom are homeless or low-income adults, veterans, families with children, and those who do not have private insurance and/or cannot afford to pay for lifesaving treatment. St. Jude’s primarily serves residents of Fulton and DeKalb counties, and more than 75% of St. Jude’s total work directly relates to homeless persons – illustrating the dramatic impact that the organization has on the community. In addition, 49% of St. Jude’s clients are affected by a co-occurring mental health disorder.
St. Jude’s programs include detoxification, residential and day treatment services, halfway housing, and permanent housing. St. Jude’s treatment services include intake and assessments, treatment planning, addiction and co-occurring mental health treatment, life skills training, health and nutrition education, job readiness, medication management, individual and group counseling, 12-step education and groups, parenting education, continuing care, and family and children services. Outcomes are impressive: 74% of clients exiting treatment move into permanent housing; and 65% of clients completing St. Jude’s job readiness program become employed.