St. Jude's Recovery Center, Inc.

Georgia (GA) > Rehab Centers in Atlanta, GA
(9 Reviews)
Treatment Effectiveness
Accommodations & Amenities
Meals & Nutrition
139 Renaissance Parkway NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30308

Treatment Center Settings

  • Residential Neighborhood

Facility Highlights

Individual and Group Counseling

Health and Nutrition Education

Medication Management

Treatment Center Philosophy

The doors of the St. Jude’s Recovery Center are open to anyone in greater Atlanta seeking treatment from alcohol and drug addiction. The rehab primarily cares for homeless or low-income individuals who cannot afford treatment, and provides a comprehensive continuum of care, including detox, long-term residential, day treatment, family care and aftercare services, as well as a veteran’s halfway house and a special needs house for single parents.

Facility Center Details

  • Residential Treatment
  • Detox Services
  • Behavioral Disorder Treatment
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Outpatient Services
  • Intensive Outpatient Services
  • Sober Living Home
  • Day School
  • Private Rooms
  • Pet Friendly
  • Exceptionally LGBT Friendly
  • Men Only
  • Women Only


  • CARF
  • ADP

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Meet The Staff

Suzanne Shaffer, MS
President & CEO

As President and CEO of St. Jude's Recovery Center, Suzanne oversees the day-to-day operations of one the largest nonprofit addiction treatment centers in Georgia. She actively manages 140 employees, seven facilities, and an annual operating budget of over $6 million. Suzanne leads St. Jude's mission of providing a comprehensive system of care that sustains long-term recovery from addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders. Suzanne was appointed President and CEO by the Board of Directors in 2012 after serving 13 years as Chief Operating Officer, overseeing Clinical Services, Finance, Food Services, Human Resources and Maintenance. Also during her 25 years at St. Jude's, she served as Director of Administrative Services and Director of Development. Suzanne holds a Master of Science in Health Services Administration from the University of St. Francis and a Bachelor of Science in Human Resources/Direct Services from Mercer University. Suzanne is a founding member of the Georgia Association for the Prevention and Treatment of Substance Abuse. Currently she serves on the DeKalb County COC Planning Committee and is a member of the State Association of Addiction Services.

Sue Wiggins, MS
Chief Financial Officer

Sue Wiggin has been the Chief Financial Officer of St. Jude's Recovery Center for 20 years. Sue oversees the organization's finance and information technology departments. Sue is an experienced professional in the fields of finance, business, and marketing. Since joining St. Jude's Recovery Center, she has coordinated all functions of the agency's accounting system, including the development and revision of multiple budgets over $6 million, preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual reports, and preparation of all payroll and tax reports. Under Sue's leadership St. Jude's Recovery Center has maintained its history of operating with a balanced budget and no debt. In addition, Sue is an active member of the Georgia Association of Information Technology and she has been instrumental in the implementation of a new electronic medical records system. Sue has a Master of Science degree in Health Care Administration from St. Francis University and a Bachelor of Science in Business with a concentration in Marketing Management from Miami University.