GraceWay Recovery Residence

GraceWay Recovery Residence GraceWay is a non-profit recovery community dedicated to providing women with the tools, environment, and employment needed to achieve and maintain long-term sobriety.

Since 2003, GraceWay has provided a spiritual solution to the disease of addiction by adhering to a holistic, 12-step methodology. We’ve worked with countless women who’ve tried to find sobriety before coming to GraceWay by taking other pathways, only to end up utterly defeated time and time again. At GraceWay, we are dedicated to helping women heal. Our program was created out of a deep passion t

Since 2003, GraceWay has provided a spiritual solution to the disease of addiction by adhering to a holistic, 12-step methodology. We’ve worked with countless women who’ve tried to find sobriety before coming to GraceWay by taking other pathways, only to end up utterly defeated time and time again. At GraceWay, we are dedicated to helping women heal. Our program was created out of a deep passion t

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We are in the Christmas spirit here at GraceWay! 🎄
11/20/2021

We are in the Christmas spirit here at GraceWay! 🎄

We are in the Christmas spirit here at GraceWay! 🎄

National Gratitude Month in November encourages us to embrace the power of gratitude.  Everything in our lives has the a...
11/18/2021

National Gratitude Month in November encourages us to embrace the power of gratitude. Everything in our lives has the ability to improve when we are grateful. Research has shown that gratitude can enhance our moods, decrease stress, and drastically improve our overall level of health and well-being. Comment below and share what you have to be grateful for!

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National Gratitude Month in November encourages us to embrace the power of gratitude. Everything in our lives has the ability to improve when we are grateful. Research has shown that gratitude can enhance our moods, decrease stress, and drastically improve our overall level of health and well-being. Comment below and share what you have to be grateful for!

#gracewayrecoveryresidence
#grateful
www.gracewayrecovery.com

10/18/2021
10/10/2021

We are hiring for the weekend Overnight Technician position. Please email resumes to [email protected] and we will be in touch from there.

If you have any questions regarding the position please feel free to email those as well.

We love reviews like this! #gracewayrecoveryresidence #RecoveryMonth2021
09/16/2021

We love reviews like this! #gracewayrecoveryresidence #RecoveryMonth2021

We love reviews like this! #gracewayrecoveryresidence #RecoveryMonth2021

We want to hear from all of you in recovery!  Leave your sobriety date in the comments so that we can celebrate with you...
09/03/2021

We want to hear from all of you in recovery! Leave your sobriety date in the comments so that we can celebrate with you! Whether you have a few years, or a few days, every sober day counts!
#onedayatatime
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We want to hear from all of you in recovery! Leave your sobriety date in the comments so that we can celebrate with you! Whether you have a few years, or a few days, every sober day counts!
#onedayatatime
#gracewayrecoveryresidence

Tucker is ready for the weekend! He is wore out from his duties this week! It’s a tough job protecting his humans and ma...
08/27/2021

Tucker is ready for the weekend! He is wore out from his duties this week! It’s a tough job protecting his humans and making sure he brings joy and comfort to each and everyone of them everyday! Happy Friday!

Tucker is ready for the weekend! He is wore out from his duties this week! It’s a tough job protecting his humans and making sure he brings joy and comfort to each and everyone of them everyday! Happy Friday!

We opened our doors to welcome our very first residents 18 years ago today! As we celebrate GraceWay’s 18th birthday, we...
08/15/2021

We opened our doors to welcome our very first residents 18 years ago today! As we celebrate GraceWay’s 18th birthday, we want to recognize all of our loyal supporters, volunteers, board members, donors, and friends and give thanks to each of you. We could not do this without you!

Additionally, we want to let our alumni know what a privilege it has been to be a small part of your journey through all of these years. We are always rooting for you!

#gracewayrecoveryresidence

We opened our doors to welcome our very first residents 18 years ago today! As we celebrate GraceWay’s 18th birthday, we want to recognize all of our loyal supporters, volunteers, board members, donors, and friends and give thanks to each of you. We could not do this without you!

Additionally, we want to let our alumni know what a privilege it has been to be a small part of your journey through all of these years. We are always rooting for you!

#gracewayrecoveryresidence

Sometimes taking a pause is needed—and today the residents were able to do just that on an outing to Radium Springs.  Th...
07/23/2021

Sometimes taking a pause is needed—and today the residents were able to do just that on an outing to Radium Springs. They breathed in the fresh air, reflected on how their lives are changing for the better, and found gratitude in it all.
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Sometimes taking a pause is needed—and today the residents were able to do just that on an outing to Radium Springs. They breathed in the fresh air, reflected on how their lives are changing for the better, and found gratitude in it all.
#gracewayrecoveryresidence
#gratitudepost

We want to give a big THANK YOU to Amanda Meredith for the Sound Meditation Experience she facilitated for us this morni...
06/28/2021

We want to give a big THANK YOU to Amanda Meredith for the Sound Meditation Experience she facilitated for us this morning at 229Yoga!

Meditation and mindfulness have proven to be beneficial tools in addiction recovery. Both help increase self-awareness, which is defined as the “conscious knowledge of one’s own character, feelings, motives, and desires.” It is only with self-awareness that we can achieve self-congruence—described as the point at which what we say, think, and feel are consistent with one another.

We want to give a big THANK YOU to Amanda Meredith for the Sound Meditation Experience she facilitated for us this morning at 229Yoga!

Meditation and mindfulness have proven to be beneficial tools in addiction recovery. Both help increase self-awareness, which is defined as the “conscious knowledge of one’s own character, feelings, motives, and desires.” It is only with self-awareness that we can achieve self-congruence—described as the point at which what we say, think, and feel are consistent with one another.

Calling all GraceWay Alumni!!  If you are interested in giving back and want to get on the schedule to share your experi...
06/23/2021

Calling all GraceWay Alumni!! If you are interested in giving back and want to get on the schedule to share your experience, strength, and hope with the current residents here please call Amy at 229-446-7800. Sharing your story can change someone's life.. it gives HOPE! We would love to hear from you, even if it's just a call to check in and let us know how you are doing.

Calling all GraceWay Alumni!! If you are interested in giving back and want to get on the schedule to share your experience, strength, and hope with the current residents here please call Amy at 229-446-7800. Sharing your story can change someone's life.. it gives HOPE! We would love to hear from you, even if it's just a call to check in and let us know how you are doing.

We've seen what our partner business, The Bread House, was doing with their #FrequentlyAskedFriday posts and we wanted t...
05/28/2021

We've seen what our partner business, The Bread House, was doing with their #FrequentlyAskedFriday posts and we wanted to jump on board, too!

When the phone rings at www.gracewayrecovery.com, we are typically met with a family member in crisis and at the end of their rope. Sometimes their loved one is ready to accept help and the next step is an admission screening, however sometimes the family is at a point where an intervention is necessary to hold with their loved one and they have questions surrounding how to handle that. What the next step in that process looks like if their loved one says yes, and finally what to expect once their loved on is in our care. We have developed a step-by-step approach for families who find themselves in this situation.

Step 1: Recognize the Signs of Addiction/Alcoholism.
Don’t wait for “rock bottom”. Addiction is a deadly disease and your loved one could die while you wait for an elusive “rock bottom” that may never appear.

Step 2: Call our Admissions Line at 229-446-7800.
Each admissions counselor at GraceWay is skilled in answering the most difficult questions and will guide you painlessly through this process. They understand what you’re going through and will provide honest and compassionate feedback.

Step 3: Offer your Loved One this “Gift”.
Your loved one will likely feel ashamed to admit she’s been struggling. While you are confronting her addiction, be sure to use “I” statements. This will help prevent your loved one from becoming defensive and shutting down. Though you will likely feel frustrated and angry, try and keep calm and stick to the facts. Encourage her to see this opportunity as a gift. She is getting a chance at a whole new life.

Step 4: Cease All Enabling Behaviors.
This is crucial, not only now, but long-term as well. Enabling is defined as doing for others what they can and should be doing for themselves. If you are making it easy for your loved one to remain in active addiction by paying her bills, for her groceries, and her living expenses, then why would she want to do anything different? You are taking care of everything for her! However, when you say “no more”, you are really saying that you will no longer be a part of the problem, and instead will finally be a part of the solution. If necessary, establish an ultimatum. Your loved one may become angry, and you will likely feel frustrated, but this is okay. Remember the bigger picture. Your main goal is to get her somewhere safe where she can begin her recovery journey and start to become whole again.

Step 5: Follow Through!
As soon as your loved one says yes, pack a bag and get her to GraceWay, or detox. This is a critical time period for your loved one. She will feel fear and she is going to want to use. She is going to think about changing her mind. Get your loved one to us quickly to let our trained staff handle everything from there.

Step 6: Breathe.
Your loved one is in a safe place now. She is beginning a whole new journey. We know you are tired. We understand your pain, anger, and disappointment associated with your loved ones past addictive behaviors. Once you get back home, read the family packet that was given to you by our admissions counselor. Addiction is a family disease, and you are an integral part of her individualized recovery plan.

Step 7: Attend Al-Anon 12-Step Meetings.
While reading GraceWay’s family packet, you will come to a section that talks about Al-Anon meeting requirements. We require that each family member attend at least 6 meetings before the first family workshop. The meetings are invaluable to you. They will provide you an opportunity to be a part of your loved ones recovery process by becoming a part of the solution. You have trusted us with your loved one. Now you need to trust us with your healing as well. You can find local meeting times and locations online.

Step 8: Resist the Urge to Call and “Check” on Your Loved One.
Remember that your loved one is in the hands of a staff of professionals. She is also surrounded by peers who are in the same situation and provide an additional support system for her while she is here. No news is good news. Your loved one will be very busy with daily 12-Step meetings and assignments and groups on the disease of addiction. She will be attending individual sessions and exercise classes. She will be eating a balanced diet. In other words, your loved one is in the hands of exactly who she needs to be in order to get the help she needs right now.

Step 9: Educate Yourself on the Disease of Addiction and Enabling Behaviors.
You may realize at this point that you have been enabling your loved one and are now wondering how you can change that. You can’t change your loved one, but you CAN change your behaviors and reactions toward her. Remember, if you are doing for her what she can do for herself, you are robbing her of her dignity.

Step 10: Take Suggestions.
Your loved one is here working hard every day. She is quite literally changing everything about herself; from her attitudes, behaviors, poor coping strategies, unhealthy ways of thinking and acting. This not only requires a lot of work, but TIME as well. She is being guided by counselors who have been where she is at. She is being given suggestions that she has to be open-minded enough to hear and willing to take and follow through with. You may be given suggestions by our counselors over the course of your loved ones journey at GraceWay. It’s imperative that you trust in the process, and follow through on your end as well.

Step 11: Recovery is a process, not an event.
There is no magic cure available for addiction. There are temporary “Band-Aids”; however that is not what we believe in here at GraceWay. We know that complete abstinence is the only way to lasting, long-term sobriety, and a life of happiness and joy. To find this your loved one will need to completely alter the way she copes with life, and this does not happen overnight. Time takes time. Everyone is different and that means that each resident’s time spent here is different. While one may benefit from a shorter program, the next may need much longer. We are set up for long-term treatment because we know that it works.

Step 12: Embrace the three “C”s…
You didn’t CAUSE it. You cannot CONTROL it. You cannot CURE it. You are not responsible for your loved ones addiction, and you are also not responsible for her recovery. She is. You cannot control your loved ones addiction. We are sure that you have spent fruitless hours trying to. You also cannot control your loved ones recovery. She has a Higher Power that is doing that now. Most importantly, you cannot cure it, and neither can we. We can however, offer her a solution that will give her the tools to walk in freedom one day a time

We've seen what our partner business, The Bread House, was doing with their #FrequentlyAskedFriday posts and we wanted to jump on board, too!

When the phone rings at www.gracewayrecovery.com, we are typically met with a family member in crisis and at the end of their rope. Sometimes their loved one is ready to accept help and the next step is an admission screening, however sometimes the family is at a point where an intervention is necessary to hold with their loved one and they have questions surrounding how to handle that. What the next step in that process looks like if their loved one says yes, and finally what to expect once their loved on is in our care. We have developed a step-by-step approach for families who find themselves in this situation.

Step 1: Recognize the Signs of Addiction/Alcoholism.
Don’t wait for “rock bottom”. Addiction is a deadly disease and your loved one could die while you wait for an elusive “rock bottom” that may never appear.

Step 2: Call our Admissions Line at 229-446-7800.
Each admissions counselor at GraceWay is skilled in answering the most difficult questions and will guide you painlessly through this process. They understand what you’re going through and will provide honest and compassionate feedback.

Step 3: Offer your Loved One this “Gift”.
Your loved one will likely feel ashamed to admit she’s been struggling. While you are confronting her addiction, be sure to use “I” statements. This will help prevent your loved one from becoming defensive and shutting down. Though you will likely feel frustrated and angry, try and keep calm and stick to the facts. Encourage her to see this opportunity as a gift. She is getting a chance at a whole new life.

Step 4: Cease All Enabling Behaviors.
This is crucial, not only now, but long-term as well. Enabling is defined as doing for others what they can and should be doing for themselves. If you are making it easy for your loved one to remain in active addiction by paying her bills, for her groceries, and her living expenses, then why would she want to do anything different? You are taking care of everything for her! However, when you say “no more”, you are really saying that you will no longer be a part of the problem, and instead will finally be a part of the solution. If necessary, establish an ultimatum. Your loved one may become angry, and you will likely feel frustrated, but this is okay. Remember the bigger picture. Your main goal is to get her somewhere safe where she can begin her recovery journey and start to become whole again.

Step 5: Follow Through!
As soon as your loved one says yes, pack a bag and get her to GraceWay, or detox. This is a critical time period for your loved one. She will feel fear and she is going to want to use. She is going to think about changing her mind. Get your loved one to us quickly to let our trained staff handle everything from there.

Step 6: Breathe.
Your loved one is in a safe place now. She is beginning a whole new journey. We know you are tired. We understand your pain, anger, and disappointment associated with your loved ones past addictive behaviors. Once you get back home, read the family packet that was given to you by our admissions counselor. Addiction is a family disease, and you are an integral part of her individualized recovery plan.

Step 7: Attend Al-Anon 12-Step Meetings.
While reading GraceWay’s family packet, you will come to a section that talks about Al-Anon meeting requirements. We require that each family member attend at least 6 meetings before the first family workshop. The meetings are invaluable to you. They will provide you an opportunity to be a part of your loved ones recovery process by becoming a part of the solution. You have trusted us with your loved one. Now you need to trust us with your healing as well. You can find local meeting times and locations online.

Step 8: Resist the Urge to Call and “Check” on Your Loved One.
Remember that your loved one is in the hands of a staff of professionals. She is also surrounded by peers who are in the same situation and provide an additional support system for her while she is here. No news is good news. Your loved one will be very busy with daily 12-Step meetings and assignments and groups on the disease of addiction. She will be attending individual sessions and exercise classes. She will be eating a balanced diet. In other words, your loved one is in the hands of exactly who she needs to be in order to get the help she needs right now.

Step 9: Educate Yourself on the Disease of Addiction and Enabling Behaviors.
You may realize at this point that you have been enabling your loved one and are now wondering how you can change that. You can’t change your loved one, but you CAN change your behaviors and reactions toward her. Remember, if you are doing for her what she can do for herself, you are robbing her of her dignity.

Step 10: Take Suggestions.
Your loved one is here working hard every day. She is quite literally changing everything about herself; from her attitudes, behaviors, poor coping strategies, unhealthy ways of thinking and acting. This not only requires a lot of work, but TIME as well. She is being guided by counselors who have been where she is at. She is being given suggestions that she has to be open-minded enough to hear and willing to take and follow through with. You may be given suggestions by our counselors over the course of your loved ones journey at GraceWay. It’s imperative that you trust in the process, and follow through on your end as well.

Step 11: Recovery is a process, not an event.
There is no magic cure available for addiction. There are temporary “Band-Aids”; however that is not what we believe in here at GraceWay. We know that complete abstinence is the only way to lasting, long-term sobriety, and a life of happiness and joy. To find this your loved one will need to completely alter the way she copes with life, and this does not happen overnight. Time takes time. Everyone is different and that means that each resident’s time spent here is different. While one may benefit from a shorter program, the next may need much longer. We are set up for long-term treatment because we know that it works.

Step 12: Embrace the three “C”s…
You didn’t CAUSE it. You cannot CONTROL it. You cannot CURE it. You are not responsible for your loved ones addiction, and you are also not responsible for her recovery. She is. You cannot control your loved ones addiction. We are sure that you have spent fruitless hours trying to. You also cannot control your loved ones recovery. She has a Higher Power that is doing that now. Most importantly, you cannot cure it, and neither can we. We can however, offer her a solution that will give her the tools to walk in freedom one day a time

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Albany, GA
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GraceWay & The Way Apartments

GraceWay Recovery Residence is a highly accredited, non-profit, addiction recovery community for women nestled in the downtown community of Albany, Georgia. Our long-term program consists of a group home environment with a graduation option into our neighboring halfway house facility “The Way.”

Since our founding in 2003, we have been dedicated to providing women with the environment and tools needed to achieve and maintain long-term sobriety. Our program is faith-based, utilizes an abstinence-based approach, and is grounded by the Twelve Step methodology. For more information on GraceWay, The Way, or our program visit our website at www.gracewayrecovery.com or speak to one our staff members at (229)-446-7800.

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GraceWay is 18! As one of the only resources of it’s kind for women in SOWEGA, we are so proud to be their partner. Sometimes we can hardly wrap our heads around the healing and transformation that goes on in that Victorian house down the street from us. Cheers to them and their dedication to helping women for the past 18 years!🥳
A sweet customer advocated for us in the "Best Community Presence" and "Most Innovated Workplace" categories for the Albany Herald’s Best Places to Work SWGA contest. We are so flattered and the GraceWay gals want to take home the “W” - Will you help us by giving us a vote?!
Business. Community. Leadership. Thank you to these Albany Area Chamber renewing members for your commitment and investment in our community! #AlbanyAreaCOC #chamberinvestor2021 >> Dunkin' Dawson Road, EMC Engineering Services, Inc., Georgia CEO GFL Environmental USA Inc., GraceWay Recovery Residence, Hall Williamson & Hart PC, Joe Najjar, Kirbo & Kirbo, PC, Logo Marketing Group, Merle Norman of Albany, GA, MetroPower, Inc., OneAscent Wealth, Pointe North Apartments, Pointe North Senior Village, Portman's Music Albany, Quality Wrecker Service, RESORA, Subway Albany, Roof Services LLC, Sadler Retirement
GraceWay is selling their administrative office across the street from their main residence! We’d love to be your neighbor!
Celebrate both Giving Tuesday and National Pie Day with a slice (or two!) at The Bread House--a health-conscious bakery and farm-to-table restaurant that supports the mission of GraceWay Recovery Residence. #ILoveABY
Congratulations to The Bread House, this week’s Albany Area Chamber Star Business. The Bread House was an existing business when Debbie Mazur purchased it in 2011. She wanted to give the residents of GraceWay Recovery Residence, a local non-profit addiction recovery community for women a safe and temptation-free employment opportunity while simultaneously donating any profits back into GraceWay. The Bread House has a retail store that offers “healthier” breads, cookies, pies, granola, local honey etc. They are also a farm to table restaurant that serves lunch along with a specialty coffee/juice bar. [The Star Business of the Week program is sponsored by Fleming & Riles Insurance and WALB News 10. Treats provided by Dunkin Donuts Albany at 311 W. Oglethorpe Blvd. in Albany.] #AlbanyGAChamber #ThinkLocal
Look what GraceWay has made with vegetables from their garden! We tried some today on toast and it was phenomenal. It’s available for purchase in the store!
Special of the Day: Fried pork chop with local fig chutney, GraceWay-grown roasted vegetables, braised greens, and topped with a bacon-wrapped roasted fig. Only available in-house!
The garden at GraceWay is producing all kinds of fruits and vegetables including olives (as pictured). The residents have really been enjoying tending to it and have done a great job!
Graceway is an amazing center that truly cares about the people who come for help. I have witnessed first hand the staff go "above and beyond" to "walk with clients through their journey". It is a place of miracles for those people who are truly wanting to find their way back from addiction. We are so blessed to have Graceway in Albany.
Want to be a Secret Santa to a GraceWay resident? Take an envelope from the GraceWay Giving Tree in our store and bring the item(s) back to the BH before Christmas!❤️
Huge shout out to GrandVille - Band - You guys rocked the house! Thanks for making GraceWay Recovery’s 16th Anniversary a rocking good time!