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GraceWay Recovery Residence for Women

412 West Tift Avenue, Albany, Georgia, 31701
GraceWay Recovery Residence is a non-profit recovery community for women dedicated to providing women with the environment and tools necessary to achieve and maintain long-term sobriety. GraceWay utilizes the twelve step methodology to provide holistic and abstinence-based recovery support services.

Facility Highlights

  • Long-term residential and sober living options
  • Family workshops
  • Daily peer groups and 12-step groups


  • Family Program

    Research shows that the odds of successful, sustained recovery from addiction are far higher when family members and loved ones are involved in treatment. Drug and alcohol addiction often have genetic roots, whether related to substance abuse, mental illness or both. Family dynamics also play a role and, often, family members are the first to realize a loved one has developed an addiction. Also, it’s important for family members to understand and embrace the lifestyle changes that are required to sustain recovery.
  • Holistic Therapy

    Facilities that offer “holistic therapy” see and treat patients in the context of their entire lives and health status. They treat the “whole person,” not just the addiction.

Facility Settings

  • Residential Neighborhood

Meet the Staff

  • Shannon Burke, LMSW, CADCII
    Shannon Burke, LMSW, CADCIIExecutive Director
  • Linda King
    Linda KingResident Manager

Treatment Center Links

Rehabs 360 Guide


Located in the heart of downtown Albany, Ga., GraceWay Recovery Residence is a women-only treatment program for women struggling with substance misuse seeking recovery support services. Graceway provides long-term, personalized residential care.

Founded in 2003, Graceway is a nonprofit, which make up 27.4 of treatment facilities in Georgia.


Programming follows the spiritual principles of 12-step methodology. Treatment facilities using 12-step facilitation make up 73 percent of facilities nationwide.

In addition to daily peer support groups, and weekly individual sessions, residents also partake in holistic activities, which may include music, arts, sports, exercise, and weekly recreation activities. Clients learn daily living skills and proper nutrition while in treatment. They may participate in family sessions and workshops, as needed.

GraceWay also holds its residents to random drug screenings. Though length of stay ultimately depends on each client’s individual needs, staff re-evaluate each client’s need for programming every 30 days, making it one of only 54 facilities (17.2 percent) in Georgia to offer long-term residential care. Aftercare services are available for those who complete residential treatment.


The team at GraceWay consists of a licensed master social worker and addiction counselors. GraceWay is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The facility is accredited by the following organizations: GARR, NARR, and GACCP.


Residents stay at GraceWay’s stately blue Victorian home, which is within walking distance to churches, a public library, parks, museums, and bike trails. Eventually, residents move on to transitional apartments located next door to the residence called “The Way” Sober Living Apartments. “The Way” houses women in nine two-bedroom apartments.

Women share rooms and have access to on-site laundry machines. Smoking is permitted outside in designated areas. Residents will get a gym membership.


To date, Rehabs.com has received mixed feedback from eight alumni. Those who gave negative feedback cited unprofessional staff and lack of affordability as weaknesses. There were also two alumni who mentioned “exorcisms” taking place. According to alum Ashley, “90 day addicts running the show… Non existent care, expensive treatment.”

More positive feedback came from an anonymous alum who gave GraceWay five-star ratings for its counseling options, overall effectiveness, and affordability, but felt overwhelmed by all the new faces that GraceWay admits. “Lots of new comers at one time,” they wrote.

Another positive reviewer, Mandy, felt that “This is a very strong place no weaknesses come to mind. This was my 9th treatment center and by far the best.” Other positive feedback from those who reported an uplifting experience showed appreciation for their education on addiction.

Reviews on secondary review sites from alumni was mostly positive. On Google, the facility earned three out of five stars based on four reviews. The only individuals leaving commentary on the site were alumni who gave negative feedback about counseling sessions. One individual recommended GraceWay Recovery on its official Facebook page, which it can manage. [1][2] Seven of the 10 individuals on Yelp gave the facility perfect five-star ratings while three gave one-star reviews. [3]


At the time of this writing, eight loved ones polled by Rehabs.com gave overwhelmingly positive reviews of their experiences with GraceWay. Many found favor and comfort in the faith-based programming. All reviewers thanked the program for helping their loved ones. One representative reviewer, Kevin, noted, “They focus on recovery for the entire family and help rebuild relationships along with educating the resident about how to get their life back on track regardless on where it was before they began.”

Two loved ones on Yelp both gave five-star reviews of the facility.[3] One representative reviewer, Susan, noted: "Graceway has been the one and only choice for our daughter, who soon marks her one-year anniversary of sobriety."


GraceWay is funded by donations, fundraisers, and residence fees rather than federal aid and does not work with insurance. The non-refundable admission fee is $500 and covers the resident’s supplies, books, and first drug screening. The cost for the residential program is $3,000 per month.

[1] GoogleReviews

[2] Facebook

[3] Yelp

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