For Alumni

Information for alumni & friends of Willingway.

It is Willingway’s greatest hope that through our Alumni Program we are able to foster connections in ways that strengthen recovery and make hearts and lives more full. Upon completion of our program, alumni have a strong foundation for sobriety but care does not end at graduation. Our aim is to provide you with a smooth transition between your inpatient experience and everyday life, with continued involvement and support that keeps you connected to Willingway and recovery. Once you come through treatment with us, we consider you a part of our family.

We invite you to stay connected with us through our Alumni Program, which offers the following benefits:

  • We encourage all graduating patients to sign up for our monthly electronic alumni newsletter, The Chandelier, and to like us on Facebook. This is a great way to stay connected to your fellow alumni and informed of happenings at Willingway. Send us updates as your life in recovery progresses and we will feature you in our publication.
  • Homecoming: Each year we welcome returning alumni and their families as well as friends of Willingway to Statesboro for a weekend full of fellowship and fun while celebrating recovery. Activities include an ice cream social, open house and BBQ on our main campus, pizza and dance party, sharing meetings, and recovery speakers. Homecoming 2018 will take place on April 27 – 29 in Statesboro, GA at The Belle House and promises to be our best one yet. Click here to register.
  • If you are moving, vacationing, or are simply in need of recovery contacts or information, we will gladly put you in touch with alumni support, 12-step recovery meeting schedules, or additional resources for your area.
  • Our alumni coordinator is available to provide you with on-going support especially during difficult times. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you are in need of encouragement or hope from someone who can empathize.
  • As part of on-going care for our alumni, Willingway offers Continuing Care Community Groups available in 13 different cities throughout the Southeast. These are weekly meetings offering support that are facilitated by volunteers who are friends of Willingway and there is never a cost to attend. Click here to read more about our Continuing Care Community Groups and for a full schedule.
  • Volunteer opportunities.
  • Invitations to special alumni events, parties, and workshops.
  • Help the newcomer by becoming an alumni contact for your area for newly discharged Willingway patients.

If you have any questions or would like to participate in our Alumni Program, please contact Willingway’s Alumni Coordinator Emily McFarland via email or by calling her directly at (912) 489-7277. And don’t forget to sign up for out monthly alumni newsletter by sending an email to communications@willingway.com.

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