Become a supporter of mental health wellness in our community by becoming a business or individual donor of The Gathering Place!


Our programming focuses on reengaging mental health consumers into community life by: offering peer support, recreation and wellness activities, linkage services, food relief and mental health education.


You can support our mission of a drop-in center by designating your tax-deductable gift for one of our donor levels. Click here for donor levels.


Other ways to support:


Kroger Rewards

  • Go to

  • Create an account

  • Verify account via email

  • Sign In and click on "My Account"

  • Scroll down to click on the Community Rewards Section, and then click "Edit Community Rewards Program Information."

  • Find Athens Mental Health by typing in our NPO number:80307 and clicking search button

  • Select our organization by clicking on the radio button:

  • Click the save changes button


 Gordon Franciosa Memorial Fund

Gordon Franciosa was one of our most active members and a wonderful and insightful board member! He was instrumental in forwarding our mission for many years and took part in music therapy, The GP band, "The Gatherers", helped to publish two volumes of poetry, an avid participant of our fundraising events, part of the "Gardening Gnomes", an amazing chef and our chief grill cook and a big supporter of our community art endeavors! 
He had many other friends in the community and conducted amazing outreach for The Gathering Place as he was an advocate for those with lived experience of a mental illness or substance use disorder and supported the journey of recovery in our Athens community. 

We will miss Gordon daily and his spirit of generosity will live on in the
Gordon Franciosa Memorial Fund. This is being developed with funds from his proceeds and family members who wish to give back to those that we serve!  So far, we have been able to help individuals who have transitioned to a new home with basic household supplies and a few individuals that are homeless purchase a tent or sleeping bag.  $1,950.00 has been raised in Gordon's name by friends and family and we are grateful!