Our History

Founded in 1962, St. Jude's Recovery Center was established to address the problem of chronic alcoholic court offenders, and began as a partnership of downtown business leaders, municipal court judges, and two inner-city Episcopal churches, All Saints and St. Luke's. St. Jude's was the first residential treatment program for male alcoholics in Atlanta.

Over the years as demographics and drugs of choice have changed, the agency expanded to create a comprehensive continuum of care, treating a broad range of addictions and mental illness. St. Jude's proactive approach of redesigning programs and services and training staff to meet the needs of clients has kept them in the forefront of the recovery industry.

St. Jude's provides a full continuum of care that works hand-in-hand with the 12-Step Model. In addition, the agency uses a Recovery Orientated System of Care and evidence based best practices. Treatment services are based on the belief that addiction is a disease and treatment must focus on the whole person. Programs and services designed to support the client over a life time of recovery.

Today, St. Jude's Recovery Center is one of the largest nonprofit addiction treatment centers in Georgia. It is also one of the few licensed and accredited long-term treatment programs in Atlanta serving homeless and low-income adults and families. Annually, St. Jude's Recovery Center serves more than 1,300 men and women in its residential, outpatient, permanent housing and detoxification programs. The agency has programs specifically designed to support homeless families who are in recovery and have dependent children, providing a safe place with access to supportive services needed to maintain sobriety.

St. Jude's Recovery Center is committed to rebuilding lives, reuniting families and restoring communities by providing a comprehensive system of care that sustains long-term recovery from addiction and mental illness.

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St. Jude's Recovery Center, Inc.
139 Renaissance Parkway, NE
Atlanta, GA 30308-2324
(404) 874-2224
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