This week we had the privilege of serving the entire team at Georgia HOPE! If you haven’t heard of Georgia HOPE before, you should go to their website right now and check out the incredible work they are doing. Let me just say that they are some of the most authentic and fun people you will ever meet.
Georgia HOPE is a local provider of quality counseling services, covering 26 counties in North Georgia. They provide an array of services that help their clients maintain stability in the outpatient environment. They also work in partnership with individuals, families, and community resources to help people achieve good health and meaningful living, with an ultimate goal of improving community wellness.
Even though much of the day spent at Camp Highland was drenched in rain, it proved to be an unforgettable time filled with a lot of smiles, laughter, and even some tears! The trip was really meant to gather not only the leadership staff for some team building, but to also bring all 200+ of their entire staff up for a rewards banquet. I asked one of their leaders to share with me about their experience, and this is what she said…
At first, I was a bit hesitant. I was afraid of being in uncomfortable situations, in front of others, particularly as a leader. I cannot explain to you in words, how my hesitance was completely unfounded. Embracing the mindset of leadership and digging deep enabled me, not only to jump in head first (or quite literally backwards) but to push myself outside of my comfort zone. It was exhilarating, it was freeing, it was refreshing. I learned a lot about myself and my team. Just experiencing these adventures together, really bonded our team, and the changes were immediately evident. Some of our folks really needed the confidence they got from realizing they could do it. Some of us, really needed to find our more supportive side and it express it throughout. We all got, exactly what we needed!
~ Jenny, Director of School Based Mental Health