J’s Place, The Jeffrey Dallas Gay Jr. Recovery Center, helps people seeking recovery and those in long-term recovery build relationships and skills that help them thrive, succeed – actually have fun – without the use of substances. 

J’s Place is led by people in long-term recovery and serves those with substance use disorder and their friends and families.  The Center provides meaningful connection opportunities, support services for developing life skills and a safe place for gatherings and wellness activities for those affected by substance use disorder.  

We provide one-on-one peer coaching support with a certified peer recovery coach, employment assistance, resume building, connections to local resources and treatment facilities, and regular social and service events. Additionally, we host multiple support groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Veterans Recovery Support, Parent Support, Eating Disorder Support, and many others. 

 By teaching recovering individuals and their families how to spend healthy, sober time together, J’s Place is making a difference in individuals and their families’ lives.  

Coronavirus Response and Action Plan

J’s Place is committed to the wellness of our peers and staff.  In person meetings are held outdoors and we offer many virtual meetings as well.  For those seeking peer coaching or struggling with recovery related issues, we are happy to meet on-line or speak over the phone. Please do not hesitate to contact us at our office number (678)316-0403.

Jordan Hussey – Executive Director – Extension 100

Email: Executive.Director@jsplacerecovery.org

Will Allison – Recovery Coach – Extension 102

Email: Recovery.Coach@jsplacerecovery.org

Gregory O’Hara – Recovery Coach – Extension 101

Email: outreach.coordinator@jsplacerecovery.org

As always, the CARES Warm Line is available for peer coaching daily until 11:00pm at (844)326-5400.

J’s Place is a community and as such acknowledges our collective responsibility to public safety while maintaining our fierce commitment to empowering recovery in Hall.

To our peers, you are not alone. Please stay connected.




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About Us

The Jeffrey Dallas Gay Recovery Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is dedicated to enhancing the culture of recovery for the people of northeast Georgia.  We provide a place of sanctuary for people in recovery, whether they are newly in recovery or have years of recovery behind them, whether they are recovering from alcoholism or opioid addiction. Here, we grow stronger,  gain support and new skills, and help one another stay in recovery.

The center is named in memory of Jeffrey Dallas Gay, Jr, who died of an opioid overdose. His family has championed support for recovery in our community so that those suffering from substance abuse disorder can live long and fulfilling lives.


The Jeffrey Dallas Gay Recovery Center is located at:
1362 Juanita Avenue, Gainesville, GA 30501

Main Line: 678-316-0403

Office Hours:

Monday–Friday: 8:30am-7pm

Saturday: 9am-6pm

Our Team

Jordan Hussey

Executive Director

Jordan Hussey is a person in long-term recovery and makes it her life’s mission to help others who facing similar struggles. During her early recovery from Substance Use Disorder, she found many people didn’t talk about recovery, wellness or the resources that are available. Today, Jordan speaks about that struggle and uses her experience to advocate and empower others and to connect them with the resources they may need.

Before joining J’s Place, she worked with the Georgia Council on Substance Abuse as a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Peer Recovery Coach at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Prior to this she was a Substance Abuse Tech at Twin Lakes Recovery Center.

She is Certified as a Peer Specialist in Addictive Diseases, Certified Addiction Recovery Empowerment Specialist, in Medication Assisted Treatment and Trauma Informed Care as well as Whole Health Action Management.


Will Allison


Will Allison is a person in long term recovery who believes in breaking the stigma of substance abuse. Since October 8, 2016 he has made it his job to speak out about his recovery. Will believes in the power of human connection and has found that helping others helps him immensely and has found it to be his purpose in life. Will grew up in Hall County and has found a strong passion for providing resources to his community.

Before joining the team at J’s Place, Will worked for Navigate Recovery where he was a Lifeline Emergency Department Recovery Coach. Will is Certified as a Peer Specialist in Addictive Diseases, Certified Addiction Recovery Empowerment Specialist, Mental Health First Aid, and Wellness Recovery Action Plan.

“If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything” – Alexander Hamilton


Gregory O’Hara


As a person in long-term recovery, Greg has been a championing advocate for behavioral health and substance abuse. When Greg served in the Army as a field medic during the Gulf War era, he came back with PTSD. “Back then it was called shell-shocked; I absolutely knew nothing about what I had been experiencing. ” My life was literally out of my hands.”

After seeking mental health treatment, Greg started attending support groups for his sobriety, creating a great support network and has remained sober ever since.  His accomplishments and trainings include, Certified Peer Specialist-Mental Health, Trauma Informed Care, Wellness Recovery Action Planning, and Opioid Risk Assessment, Mitigation, and Management. These are just a few of the talents that he brings to J’s Place.

Greg is all about spreading the knowledge and awareness of recovery to help struggling peers. He is a firm believer that change is possible for those who allow themselves the opportunity to do so. Getting peers connected to services is his life’s passion. A willingness to share his experiences of hope and resiliency guide him as he supports others who are need the gifts of recovery. He invites you to come celebrate the power of recovery through community outreach.



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