AmericanWork, Inc was established in July of 1999. The company's founder
and Chief Operating Officer, Ken Whiddon, served 10 years in direct service and
management positions in Community Mental Health Centers, a Community Service
Board, and as Executive Director of MHMRSA Region 2. AmericanWork, Inc was
created in an effort to bring together "public" agency commitment to service and
the advantage of private sector business structure and flexibility. Mr. Whiddon
was one of the original founders of the Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network
and served as its first President. He is an active member of the Governor's
Advisory Council on Mental Health/Developmental Disabilities/Addictive Diseases.
Over the past eight years, AmericanWork, Inc has promoted an atmosphere of
caring by "meeting the individual where he or she is" and taking into account
each individual consumer's needs when providing services. This allows
AmericanWork to achieve their ultimate goal to allow consumers to live their
recovery. It has helped pioneer the peer support counseling concept and help
make Georgia the first state to successfully implement such programs as a
Medicaid billable service.
We are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities
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