The Gathering Place would like to thank you for expressing an interest in our organization and mental health. The purpose of our volunteer program is to enrich and enhance the lives of our members by reducing social isolation and by providing opportunities for members to learn living skills and provide our volunteers exposure to a professional social services experience. Click on the title above for more information.


Over the years that I have been a member, I have grown to appreciate The Gathering Place.  I hold The Gathering Place in very high regard, especially since my recovery which began in early 1995.  The Gathering Place provides all sorts of opportunities.  In my life The Gathering Place has been a vital bridge between the lonely world of mental illness and the community and society.  This is also true for many of my friends here.  I like to think of The Gathering Place as a family.  It contains all the dynamics of a family.  Sometimes there is caring or laughter, sometimes there is pain and conflict, but we all take care of each other as we learn.  We take care of the house itself – everyone pitches in.  I would highly recommend The Gathering Place to anyone who has had a mental illness and is willing to take responsibility for their own recovery and personal development.

- Pete W

The Gathering Place works with many local organizations around the community of Athens and would not be able to help as many people without the support of others. We host fundraising events and participate in many other service outreaches.

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