Areas of Need

Your Support Makes a Difference

Your support helps fund financial aid awards that allow clients to fully participate in a range of programs and services. Some programs, like our Family STEP Program and Alumni Program, are made possible entirely through your generosity.

Financial Aid Scholarships

Our need-based financial aid scholarship program enables many clients and their families to access and complete treatment. While clients and families are responsible for a portion of their treatment costs, our Financial Aid Program help fills the gap.


of clients received financial aid awards in 2021


average award per recipient in 2021


total financial aid distributed in 2021

"Financial aid paved the way for me to get the help I needed."

- Bryn P., a Skyland Trail alumna
Read Bryn's story

Expressive Therapies and Specialized Services

Working with our expert music, horticultural, art or recreation therapists can help open doors to the process of sharing and communication. Clients also are empowered to connect to the larger community through volunteer service opportunities and community-based social and cultural activities.

Clients also receive support from our interfaith spiritual counselor as well as training and guidance from our vocational services program. These unique programs significantly impact engagement and progress toward recovery.

Family Services

The weekly Family STEP Program connects families to peer support and mental health education with Skyland Trail clinicians and other experts in the community. STEP is offered free of charge to Skyland Trail families.

Alumni Program

The alumni program helps graduates of our program stay connected with their peers and engage in regular social opportunities. Skyland Trail clinicians provide skills boosters, and alumni support one another through peer support groups. Graduates from outside of Atlanta connect via a monthly phone call. There is no enrollment fee for the Alumni Program.

How Your Support Directly Affects Clients and Families

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One Adjunctive Therapy Class

Areas of Need Wellness 250

One Week of Wellness and Nutrition Instruction

Areas Of Need Family 500

One Month of Family Programming

Our Donors

Ed Bastian Delta CEO

Ed Bastian

“Delta is committed to making the communities where our employees live, work and serve a better place. Supporting world class…

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Jenny Pruitt

Jenny Pruitt

“Skyland Trail helps restore adults 18 and over to productive, fulfilling lives. The expert medical staff, the compassion of leaders…

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Sarah Kennedy

Sarah Kennedy is a strong supporter of the financial aid program, which enables families in the community to help families of…

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Mark West and family

Mark C. West

 “My family and I value this opportunity to build on the legacy of all those who have contributed to the…

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Rex Fuqua

Rex Fuqua has supported Skyland Trail since the beginning, joining the advisory board in 1990 and the board of directors…

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Rand Glenn Hagen

How did you first learn about Skyland Trail? I have known about Skyland Trail for years, but when I moved…

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Jackie and Tony Montag include Skyland Trail in their annual giving and planned giving

Jackie and Tony Montag

We have been involved with Skyland Trail for many years. Every interaction, from attending fundraising and educational events, to participating…

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Mary and John Brock

Mary and John Brock

Inspired by Friends We first learned about Skyland Trail when we attended Benefits of Laughter as a guest of Kelly…

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Jane and Clay Jackson

Mental health affects all of us, including our family and friends. As a national leader in mental health care, Skyland…

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Don and Beth Inman

Don Inman

What inspires you to renew your support each year?     The Inman family really believes in the mission of Skyland…

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Pennie and Dan Walden

Pennie and Dan Walden

Pennie and Dan Walden recently designated Skyland Trail as a beneficiary of their estate plans. The Waldens have been supporters of Skyland Trail for many…

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John Zellars

John Zellars

When I talk to people about estate planning, I encourage them to view it as an opportunity to document what is important to them and…

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Amy Rollins Kreisler

Amy Rollins Kreisler is a member of the board of directors and financial aid committee. As chair of the O. Wayne Rollins Foundation, she provided…

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Patty Reid

How did you get involved with Skyland Trail? A friend invited me to Benefits of Laughter. I knew Mark West, who was board chair at…

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How did you get involved with Skyland Trail? I became involved with Skyland Trail after a dear friend invited me to attend one of the…

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