LOWNDES COUNTY, Ga. (WTXL) - Parts of the Lowndes County court system will be hosting an event supporting those with substance abuse and mental health disorders on Thursday.
The Voices for Recovery Community Forum will be hosted by the DUI and Accountability Court System.
It will be held at 6:00 p.m. at First Baptist Family Life Center, near the corner of Oak Street and Central Avenue, in Valdosta.
The DUI Court is a voluntary, post-conviction program to provide help to Lowndes residents.
The goal of the event is to increase understanding of these problems and provide resources for those in need.
"We also have participants who are coming to tell their stories and let the community know that there are these options for recovery and there are people who are fighting for you," said Stacey Bass, DUI Court Coordinator.
The event is completely voluntary and open to the public.