News & Events

News & Events

News & Events

Unison Behavioral Health hosted November's Rise and Shine Breakfast on Tuesday, November 12, 2019. Thank you to the Waycross-Ware County Chamber of Commerce for allowing us to host this great networking event and thank you to those everyone who joined us! We are so thankful for our wonderful community partners. The delicious breakfast was provided by Joel Cribb from St. Illa. Thank you, Joel! 


Northwood Group Home

Northwood Group Home


On Wednesday, November 6, 2019, we celebrated the Open House & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of Northwood, Unison's new group home for men in Douglas. This is a brand new, custom home built to house 4 men living with developmental disabilities. This is Unison's second group home for men in Douglas. We would like to thank the Douglas - Coffee County Chamber of Commerce for facilitating this event, and thank you to those who came to support us! 

Top Row pictured left to right: Joanne Lewis, Unison Board Member; Dr. Glyn Thomas, Unison CEO; Belydia McCarty, Unison Family Support Coordinator; Kevin Rodgers, Director of Developmental Disabilities; Debra Denson, Northwood Group Home Manager; Chief Shane Edmisten, Unison Board Member


Temporary Observation Ribbon Cutting

Temporary Observation Ribbon Cutting

We would like to thank everyone who joined us for our Open House & Ribbon Cutting celebrating the new Temporary Observation Unit located next to St. Illa CSU. Temp Obs. is a 6 bed unit to asses/monitor individuals and transition them to other services within 24 hours. This service will benefit individuals experience acute crisis but that are not actively harming self or others at time of referral, those who are are risk of increasing psychosis due to medication instability, and those who are considered low acuity 1013 based upon initial screening. Anticipated Opening Date: November 11, 2019.


The ROOTS Clubhouse received its first donation today! Thank you so much to Mrs. Cecelia Gloss for donating this beautiful piano in memory of Mr. Mickey Gloss.

Also a huge thank you to Alvin Thrift & James Bowman for picking up and delivering the piano to the clubhouse!! We are SO thankful!

We are still looking for donations of other musical instruments such as bongos, tambourines, maracas, etc. Please let us know if you have items to donate and we will arrange delivery and/or pickup.

Mrs. Cecelia Gloss with piano
Alvin Thrift & James Bowman with piano

The Georgia Department of Public Health is issuing this health advisory to inform the public of the imminent health risks posed by electronic cigarettes or other vaping devices. Serious lung injuries, and in some cases death, have been linked to e-cigarettes or other vaping devices and the vaping products used in them. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state health departments are investigating, but the specific cause of the lung injuries remains unknown.

Please read the documents below for more information.

Health Advisory Electronic Cigarettes and Vaping DPH News Release - Second Vaping-Related Death

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