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The Gathering Place

The Gathering Place

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Location: 7 North Congress, Athens

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Phone: 740-592-2690

Open every day from 10:00 AM until 9:00 PM. On Thanksgiving and Christmas, hours are 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM PLEASE call only during the open hours.

The Gathering Place supports the recovery of persons with mental illness by enhancing personal development and wellbeing, while fostering community involvement. Participants help one another and receive support from staff and volunteers in handling the challenges of everyday life.

They offer many services including referral and advocacy to health and social services and assisting people develop and practice good physical and mental health habits. They help people learn and practice daily living skills while developing and maintaining wholesome social interactions. Recreational activities help boost morale and companionship and the drug/alcohol free policy helps keep people safe.

The Gathering Place operates as a homelike atmosphere where friendship and conversation are prevalent.