For several years, Perry Wellness Center has been host to mental health advocates and administrators throughout the state of Georgia. As the first peer center of its type, PWC has become something of a model for others who wish to begin or strengthen their own programs for individuals with mental illness or substance abuse.
In anticipation of another upcoming visit from a state mental health group next week, PWC founder and CEO Stuart Perry has increased his attention to campus landscaping. Recent changes in peer activities and the effects of Hurricane Michael have both contributed to a less manicured campus than usual.
“I always like to welcome our guests,” Stuart says. “With the weather, we may have gotten behind in the upkeep of our gardens. We now have assigned landscapers who are quickly correcting problem areas.”
In the photo, Stuart Perry, left offers suggestions to peer Tyshaun Thomas and staff member Freddie Burton.