Hello goodbye
Alumni & Friends,

I want to thank our community for the opportunity to serve as your Marketing Director and subsequently, the Alumni Director in recent months in anticipation of my departure for graduate school in Boston. It has been my great joy to be a part of the operational side of Willingway in these capacities.

It's now my pleasure to formally introduce everyone to Emily McFarland, who many of you already know from her various roles at Willingway over the last four years. She has served as the Lee Street/By-the-Grace House Manager, Unit I Ward Secretary, Medical/Med Records Administrative Assistant, and most recently, Marketing Assistant. She even spent time providing backup staffing to the Admissions Department! Emily's deep organizational knowledge, proven record of workplace excellence, and highly active involvement with the recovery community made her the obvious choice in Willingway's search for someone to step into our newly created Alumni & Community Relations Coordinator position. Please join me in congratulating Emily. I'm excited to see how she will grow the Alumni program and have every confidence in her ability to do so!

Sarah Dasher
Outgoing Alumni Director
Emily McFarland
Alumni & Community Relations Coordinator
Party city
Our Continuing Care groups throughout the southeast are hosting informal Summer and Fall gatherings for fun and fellowship. We'll be sharing photo highlights from these events as they occur.
Crochet all day
The Men's Lodge is currently raising money for their Lodge Trip Fund for an excursion the last week of September. In addition to offering the local community services that include pressure washing, lawn care, dog walking, and car washing, they are selling crocheted beanies and scarves that they made themselves. Yes, you read that correctly!

If you are interested in purchasing these one of a kind Lodge creations, please contact Emily for assistance. Checks for purchase should be made out to "Lodge Trip Fund" and items will be shipped by Priority Mail. Emily has sample photos available and the men do take requests for custom designs. Stay warm, friends!

Hats $7.50
Scarves $15
Emily McFarland
Alumni Updates

Brooke B. and Taylor M.
Statesboro, Georgia 

Brooke and Taylor announced their engagement on August 17 following a Kiawah Island proposal. Best wishes to this happy couple!

Baby in progress
Emily & Jay W.
Statesboro, Georgia 

Mom, dad, and brother Richie are excited about the upcoming November arrival of baby sister Emily Grace. Congrats to the whole family!
Do you have news to share? 

Reply to this email or start a new message to  communications@willingway.com to publish:
  • Birth announcements
  • Marriages
  • New jobs
  • Sobriety/Wedding anniversaries
  • Obituaries
  • Spiritual support requests 

Use "Alumni News" in the subject line for all submissions and let us know where you are currently located. We welcome your photos. 

Deadline for inclusion is the 15th of each month
and as they say, thanks for sharing. 

Highlights from around the Way 

Raymond Scott is on the move

Please join us in wishing Inpatient Program Manager Raymond Scott every happiness and rich blessings as he departs Willingway at the end of August for new professional horizons in Savannah.

Raymond has worked with us since 1993, when he began his career as a substance abuse counselor intern. Since then, he become a certified clinical supervisor, and a certified addiction counselor II (CAC II) and has been responsible for coordinating and advising the Inpatient counseling staff in his longtime role as program manager.

Raymond also serves the greater Statesboro community by coordinating alcohol and drug education programs for companies and their employees, families, and churches. He is also a member of the Bulloch Alcohol and Drug Council.

Raymond is a two-time recipient of the Employee of the Year award, first winning in 1998 and again in 2016. To know Raymond is to love Raymond and to say that he will be deeply missed by our patients, staff, and alumni is truly an understatement. Willingway is hosting a farewell party for Raymond before his departure and we will be sure to share the photos with you next month.

Raymond Scott 2
Please note : The Statesboro Continuing Care meeting has moved to Monday evenings at 6:30. The group will still meet at the Willingway Savannah Avenue Outpatient building.
Willingway Weekly Continuing Care Meetings

Held weekly in the following cities, our care extends beyond the Statesboro campus
to provide ongoing support for those in recovery. Alumni, their families and friends,
and anyone with a touchpoint to recovery are welcome.

For detailed meeting location information and local contacts, please visit our Continuing Care page  or contact Continuing Care Coordinator Jason "JD" DuPell at 912.489.7218 or email him at jdupell@willingway.com

Atlanta - Tuesdays, 6:30 pm
Augusta - Saturdays, 10:00 am
Bluffton - Tuesdays, 6:30 pm
Charleston - Mondays, 6:30 pm
Macon - Mondays, 6:30 pm
Marietta - Thursdays, 7:00 pm
Raleigh - Mondays, 7:30 pm    
Savannah - Mondays, 6:00 pm 
Statesboro - Mondays, 6:30 pm
 St. Simon's Island - Saturdays, 10:00 am
Jacksonville - Mondays, 6:00 pm
Jacksonville Beach - Tuesdays, 6:00 pm  
Warner Robins - Tuesdays, 6:30 pm  
Waycross - Tuesdays, 6:30 pm

“We see things not as they are, but as we are.” 

                                                       - H.M. Tomlinson
The Chandelier is a digital monthly publication for the Alumni, Family, and Friends of Willingway. For any questions about it or our Alumni program in general, please contact Alumni & Community Relations Coordinator Emily McFarland. 
emcfarland@willingway.com or 912.489.7277