grateful families

Families Helping Families

We encourage families of Skyland Trail graduates to stay connected with our community. There are many ways to give back and support families at an earlier stage of their recovery journey.

Stay Connected

Families of adult and adolescent graduates are encouraged to stay connected to the Skyland Trail community. Stay in the know. Sign up to receive our quarterly alumni family newsletter.


How You Can Help

From volunteering for events to sharing your story, learn about ways you can give back to the community and support recovery for others.

Make a Gift

Gifts from grateful families help families benefit from our financial aid program and support family, patient, and alumni programming. Consider recognizing the efforts of a loved one or Skyland Trail team member with a gift in their honor.

Alumni Family Endowed Scholarship

The Alumni Family Endowed Scholarship was established in 2020 by families of Skyland Trail graduates. This endowment provides critical financial assistance to eligible patients, helping to ensure future generations have access to quality mental health services.

Meet Our Grateful Families

Learn what motivates families of Skyland Trail graduates to make gifts to our annual campaign or include Skyland Trail in their planned giving.

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Handling the Rain

Cynthia, mother of an adult program graduate, shared her family story in the 2023 issue of Journeys Magazine How would you describe your daughter before…

Stepping Back to Help Our Daughter Move Forward

Tina and Peter W., parents of an adult program graduate In 2017, our daughter was struggling badly. She was working with a therapist and psychiatrist,…

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An Extraordinary Journey

Beth, mother of an adolescent program graduate I finally understood that my daughter’s mental illness was not something that my husband and I could fix…

What Was Best for Our Daughter

Parents of an adolescent program graduate and financial aid award recipients Our daughter needed help. But where we live in North Florida, there are only…

Thankful for Today

By Renee: When my son was diagnosed with schizophrenia in 2016, I began looking for answers. They were hard to find. After extensive research, however,…

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Adolescent Parent Gives Back with Employer Matching Gift

Because of Skyland Trail, my son is alive today. When my teenage son began to struggle with his mental health, we had a difficult time…

A Question of Access

Access to quality treatment makes such a difference David and Ellen’s daughter, Devi, graduated from the Skyland Trail adult day treatment program six years ago.…