Summer 2017 News

We are well into garden season and have harvested some fresh  produce to be incorporated into our weekly meals. Please join us on Wednesdays at 11am as The Gathering Place "Gardening Gnomes" travel to our community gardens located at West Side Park, down by the baseball fields.

Call 740-594-7337 and talk to staff or a member to make sure the activity is taking place.


Join us for a summer meal!


Tuesday- 12 noon


Friday- 3:30 pm


Leftovers and other unscheduled meals take place throughout the week as members and staff process an abundance of produce and other fresh foods as they are available

Our annual summer trip is currently being planned for late July or August and is a boat tour lunch in Marietta. If you are a dues paid member you are eligible to participate, give us a call at 740-594-7337 or stop in to sign up.

We have concluded our OhioMAS FY 2017 grant year and made progress as Southeast Ohio project lead for a Wellness Initiative and State-Wide Advocacy Grant. Our May 10th Wellness and Advocacy Symposium sponsored by OhioMHAS and Southeast Ohio Peer-Support Network was attended by 75 participants from around our region. Many other mental health state and local agencies attended as well as other peers and peer support staff from regional Consumer Operated Services/ other drop-in centers. We look forward to continuing this work and forwarding wellness and advocacy for peers and supporting the growing field of peer recovery specialists in our region and state. Please stay tuned for announcements about this project. 

See link here for listing of regional peer centers

Join us Monday, July 3rd as our house band The Gatherers perform at Goodwill Store on E. State St., as we partner with Goodwill's Community Closet program. Anyone's donation to Goodwill on Monday will be credited towards The Gathering Place's account so that we may provide vouchers for members to purchase needed items. 

January 2017

Come and Join us for our annual Community Illumination 2017, Saturday, January 21 from 6-9pm at Central Venue, 29 E, Carpenter St., in Athens. This a free even and we welcome donations at the door! Member artwork, poetry, and our amazing house band, The Gatherers will be performing. Local foods will also served, along with a smoothie bar! We welcome back the local rock, funk, and soul band, Come on, Come Ons as our featured guests! It is going to be a great stigma busting good time! Bring your dancing shoes!