Hocus Pocus Friday Fun Night Recap

A big thank you to everyone who came out to enjoy our Friday Fun Night of watching Hocus Pocus out on the lawn! After waiting for the weather to cool down all Summer, the chill and fog rolled in just in time for us to watch  this Halloween classic together. Be on the lookout not only for ghouls and goblins but also for more Friday Fun Nights, happening weekly!


Mental Health First Aid 08.15.2019

Our event on Wednesday, August 15th is held in part by Mental Health First Aid.

Mental Health First Aid is a ground breaking and nation-wide program that is meant to help everyone understand mental illnesses and disabilities, be able to discern signs of mental health problems, and overview their impacts and treatments.

“Mental Health First Aid allows for early detection and intervention by teaching participants about the signs and symptoms of specific illnesses like anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, and addictions. The program offers concrete tools and answers key questions like “What can I do?” and “Where can someone find mental health help?” Participants are introduced to local mental health professionals and resources, national organizations, support groups, and online tools for mental health and addictions treatment and support.” ©2019 National Council for Behavioral Health.

So come join us on Wednesday, August 15th, 2019 for our training to help all participants in a deeper understanding into what is meant by mental health.

Introduction to Human Trafficking: Awareness, Advocacy, and Action presented by Carter Brown

Come join us on Thursday, July 25th, 2019 Joy Kelleher, LCSW, CHP, CCEP, the CEO of Carter Brown USA while she presents to us the Introduction to Human Trafficking: Awareness, Advocacy, & Action.

The Key Objectives for this meeting are:

  1. Explore common approaches and profiles of traffickers.
  2. Discern systemic challenges hindering allocation of protective resources.
  3. Explore societal trends, biases, and prejudices that may inadvertently contribute to risk.
  4. Discover strategies that practitioners and parents can utilize to raise awareness and counteract trafficking efforts.
  5. Examine challenges for recovery and treatment of targeted individuals.

Joy has over 25 years of experience globally in behavioral health. This meeting is appropriate for social workers, clinicians, and other behavioral health providers in direct service, supervisory, and leadership roles.


Date: Thursday, July 25, 2019

Time: 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Location: 11362 Juanita Ave., Gainesville, 30501

Cost: Free to attend; $20 for CE Credit



CARES workshop May 10

J’s Place will sponsoring a CARES Application Workshop on Friday, May 10th from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM.  Anyone interesting in applying for the CARES Academy is encouraged to attend. We are located at 1362 Juanita Avenue, Gainesville, GA  30501.  Lunch will be served. Let me know as soon as possible since space is limited.  If you have further questions, please send me an email or call me at 770-503-5137.

12-Step Yoga

J’s Place is pleased to announce 12-Step Yoga Classes being held in our fitness area.

Substance abuse disorders affect the mind, body and spirit, making yoga an exceptional adjunct to many people’s recovery.  Our experienced yoga  instructor is a person in recovery who will guide participants through yoga practices which help center and strengthen the mind and body.  Call J’s Place to learn more about class schedules.  Join us!

Parents Support Group

Our Parents’ Support Group for those who have a child with substance use disorder or those who have lost a  child to addiction meets each Tuesday’s at 6:30 pm at J’s Place.

Drop in or call or email us to learn more.