Debbie founded GraceWay Recovery Residence for women in August of 2003 as the first facility in SWGA to provide women with world-class, non-chemical long-lasting solution to the spiritual malady of addiction. She then purchased The Bread House & Granary in 2009 with the idea to employ the residents of GraceWay in a temptation-free and wholesome environment so that they can gain necessary skills needed to financially support themselves and live independently. With 36 years of sobriety under her belt, Debbie’s no-nonsense approach to recovery comes from the understanding that it is a matter of life or death for the women that come to GraceWay. The honesty, compassion, authenticity, and support that she gives to each resident further confirms her fighting spirit in the field of addiction recovery. “We will not let you fail if you meet us halfway.”
As a person living in long-term recovery herself, Amy knows the pain and isolation that stem from addiction, and also how rewarding a life in recovery can be. Amy joined the GraceWay team in 2014 as the Resident Manager and moved into her current role as Program Director. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Albany State University and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Substance Abuse Counseling from Union College. Amy enjoys working with residents and their families, utilizing their strengths to help them navigate challenges and achieve their goals. Amy’s goal is to give each woman who comes to GraceWay a safe place where they can foster a means to recover-a place where they can regain their lost sense of self, learn coping skills and tools, and develop the ability to see and appreciate their own value. She is also a Certified ARISE® Interventionist and works with clients, both men and women, all over the country.
Certified Peer Specialist
A Georgia native, Marianne now makes her home in Albany. She joined the GraceWay staff in early 2018 as the liaison for residents transitioning from Phase I into Phase II, GraceWay’s sober living at The Way apartments. In long-term recovery herself, Marianne understands that a supportive environment that nurtures accountability and structure is essential to building and maintaining lasting long-term sobriety. Her passion is helping residents find the truth about who they really are and how to apply that truth to become the best versions of themselves. Marianne is a Certified Peer Specialist and works directly with residents on a daily basis at both GraceWay and The Bread House & Granary.
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GraceWay Recovery Residence
412 West Tift Avenue
Albany, GA 31701
THE WAY SOBER LIVING APARTMENTS
416 West Tift Avenue
Albany, GA 31701