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 and 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.  

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.






New Schedule

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J’s Place Meeting Schedule SEP 2023

Monday-Friday 9:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday 9:00pm – 2:00pm

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.



J’s Place has moved to a new home:
664 Lanier Park Drive, Gainesville, GA.


Monday-Friday 9:00am – 6:00am
Saturday 9:00pm – 2:00pm

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 are 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.



Danielle Murphy, Recovery Coach

Danielle Canada Murphy is a woman in long-term recovery. She was born and raised in Hall County and graduated North Hall High School. She graduated from Lanier Technical College in 2010 with a diploma in Medical Assisting.

Danielle became a participant in Hall County Family Treatment Court in 2019. Though she stumbled, she finally found her pathway in recovery and thrived. After graduating the program in January 2022, she realized she had a strong desire to give back what was so freely given to her. She is a Peer Recovery Coach and is excited to carry the message of hope to the community she loves. Danielle has volunteered with the Georgia Council for Recovery hosting All Recovery Meetings. She enjoys Celebrate Recovery and is strong in her faith.  She is eager to create new meetings and groups and various outreach activities. With the support of her husband and close-knit family, Danielle has become the mother to her children that she always aspired to be.


Lauren Ringwall, Recovery Coach

Lauren Ringwall is a person in long-term recovery who has recently joined the J’s Place team. As both a family member of loved ones in recovery and as a current member of the recovery community, she uses that experience to reach out to others who are beginning or continuing their journeys.

In addition to her work as a Peer Recovery Coach at J’s Place, Lauren also teaches music at the University of North Georgia and serves as Minister of Music at the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection in Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia.

Lauren holds the Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from Georgia Southern University and the Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Georgia.

Lauren is in the process of applying for the next Certified Addiction Recovery Empowerment Specialist training course, and looks forward to learning as much as possible about recovery resources in order to share with peers and assist them in their journeys.


Kayla Hill, Recovery Coach

Kayla Hill is a person in long-term recovery who has found a passion for helping others who have experienced similar challenges.Kayla is well-known in the Gainesville and Hall County recovery community as a strong advocate for her peers. Kayla spent her early recovery scrambling to find her way. She is committed to ensuring our peers have an advocate who can help empower and provide them with resources to further their success.

Kayla proctors and is able to provide testing services for the GED at local correctional facilities. She strives for success and is eager to share her experience with her fellow peers.

Meet our Board Members