ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Changing the way people in South Georgia recover from substance abuse and addiction is the goal of the new Aspire Change Center.
Located at 501 Pine Avenue, the Change Center is an addiction recovery support center for people in long term recovery.
As an extension of the Aspire Behavioral Clinic, this center was created to be a safe, and non-clinical space where people can focus on recovery.
The center is free and no appointments are needed for their services.
The program director said it supports the community and the people in it.
“For somebody specifically, it’s an environment where you’re not judged, and you’re understood, and everyone is accepted,” said Cathryn Newcomb.
She said that all the staff at the center are also in long term recoveries.
The center will host meetings and functions to make recovery engaging.
This is the first change center south of Macon, and the program director says it’s a positive for Southwest Georgia.
“When we came up with the idea the change center, we wanted that along with our arrows, as you can see behind me, are arrows that you always have a choice and we empower you to make that choice,” said Newcomb.
The center at 501 Pine Ave opened in December, but will hold a ribbon cutting Tuesday at 3 p.m.