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.
Other Ways Alumni Families Can Help
Write a Letter
Can you write a letter about your family's experience at Skyland Trail? We might share it as a testimonial with other families, board members and donors. We might also pull quotes from it to share on our website or social media. If you're comfortable using your name that's fine, or we can attribute your letter to "an alumni family." We are committed to protecting your privacy. Address your letter to Elizabeth Alexander.
Post a Review
Consider posting an online review about your experience. Online reviews can significantly influence treatment decisions. Sharing your experience might help other families determine if Skyland Trail might be the right program for their loved one. Popular review sites include: google, yahoo, and yelp.
Speak at Family Orientation
Skyland Trail hosts Family Orientation each month. A highlight of the day for many families is the opportunity to hear from an alumni family member and ask questions. If you are interested in serving as a resource for new client families in this way, contact Elizabeth Alexander, director of the Grateful Families program.
Serve as a Reference
Some families considering treatment at Skyland Trail ask to speak with an alumni family for a first-hand perspective. If you would be willing to receive occasional calls from prospective client families, we will share your interest with our admissions team. Please contact Elizabeth Alexander.
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.
Skyland Trail was our family’s last resort to help our youngest daughter. We felt like we had tried everything and we did not know where…
We are a grateful family. Our son started in the Skyland Trail day treatment program in 2014, after leaving college due to a major depressive episode. Previously…
The Power of Your Story “When you stand and share your story in an empowering way, your story will heal you and your story will…
The McCarty’s son, David, graduated from Skyland Trail in 2009. Since then, they have continued to stay connected as integral members of the Skyland Trail…
Meet the Carusos Barbara and Gary Caruso live in Johns Creek, GA. Their son graduated from Skyland Trail in 2013. He now works in Atlanta…