Community Partnerships Expand Client Enrichment

ATLANTA – New partnerships with Atlanta nonprofit organizations – including Camp Twin Lakes, the Georgia State Golf Association, and the Georgia Audubon Society – are expanding enrichment opportunities for Skyland Trail patients.

In March, a group of adult patients participated in an educational bird watching walk at Lullwater Park led by an expert volunteer from the Georgia Audubon Society. Additional educational opportunities for patients are being planned.

The Adaptive Golf Program is a community-outreach initiative offered by the Georgia State Golf Association. A group of Skyland Trail clients and graduates now participate in the adaptive golf clinic in midtown each month, accompanied by Skyland Trail staff. Georgia Adaptive Golf program’s mission is to empower individuals with physical, cognitive, emotional, or sensory impairments to enhance their life through the game of golf. The clinic is designed to help participants find techniques and resources to play and enjoy golf.

Finally, a partnership with Camp Twin Lakes is providing a new space for an adult program graduate retreat in April. A group of graduates of the Skyland Trail adult residential mental health treatment program will gather for a weekend of social connection building and outdoor camping fun. Activities will include horseback riding, fishing, ropes courses and a zipline, paddle boarding, putt putt, and more.