Bishop Rob Wright on Friday cut the ribbon at a ceremony opening the newly expanded home for Starting Over, a ministry of St. Julian’s Episcopal Church offering a safe space for children to have court-ordered visits with non-custodial parents. Bishop Wright said he was “overjoyed” by the work of the Douglasville parish before he and program founder Diane Campbell cut the ceremonial ribbon. “My happy meter is overjoyed right now,” Wright said.
“I’m so happy for this. It is adding value to the county, city, and state. I love a group that has a clear eye for purpose. This is making a difference in the world.” Campbell said Starting Over has proven to be a very needed program in Douglas County.
“This is part of our life. We have gotten a lot of support for this program,” Campbell said. “It is very special to see it have a beautiful home in our church.”
The new space, made possible by a $50,000 grant from the Episcopal Community Foundation of Middle and North Georgia and other donations, will allow more no-cost visits between parents and children.