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CooperRiis Introduces Supported Education Program

Mental health treatment approach expanded with new initiative ASHEVILLE, N.C. — CooperRiis, a residential healing community for individuals with mental health challenges, has established a new program for residents wanting to pursue college-level education while in treatment. The College Program at CooperRiis integrates residential mental health treatment with specialized services designed to help residents achieve …Continue

Open Invitation-IECA Atlanta Pre-Conference Tour

IECA Members, Please join CooperRiis and Pavillon for a PreConference Program Tour in Asheville, NC. Enjoy the Blue Ridge Mountains and see two powerful programs before the Atlanta IECA Conference. Open invitation for Independent Educational Consultants Association Members Travel Details: Arrive in Asheville, NC on Sunday, November 3rd, 2019 by 5 pm for dinner. Dinner is …Continue

A Conversation on Recovery by CEO & President Eric Levine

Talking within our community about the concept of Recovery I have spent the past few weeks talking within our community about the concept of Recovery; its language, principles and belief systems. In addition to the staff meetings at both of our campuses, there has been much discussion about how we define Recovery, its relationship to …Continue

Heart & mind: hope & healing happen at CooperRiis

Hope and healing happen at CooperRiis Opening hearts and minds is what we do at CooperRiis, a residential healing community in the mountains of Western North Carolina for adults living with mental health challenges.Through a personalized approach to treatment that combines trusted clinical therapies, purposeful work and service to the community, education, and holistic health …Continue

Staff Spotlight-Education Coordinator, Pat Dockendorf

Pat Dockendorf works at the Farm and has been a part of CooperRiis for many years.  CEO & President, Eric Levine and Pat spent some time together recently talking about the importance of the family program among other things. Eric came to learn that Pat is a trailblazer in his chosen field of special education. …Continue

The Therapeutic Power of Working with Animals

Animals Transforming Lives The therapeutic power of animals helps transform lives every day at CooperRiis, a residential healing community in the mountains of Western North Carolina for adults living with mental health challenges. Residents come to our 94-acre farm campus to recover in a peaceful setting. The healing process includes engaging in tasks that are meaningful, purposeful and contribute to …Continue

Gardens Cultivate Life and Work Skills at CooperRiis

The Healing Power of Farming at CooperRiis This time of year, the Farm Campus of CooperRiis — a residential healing community for adults struggling with mental illness — is really buzzing. Community Works Together Staff and residents work together tending gardens and greenhouses, growing beautiful bounties of seasonal organic produce, plants and flowers. While it’s …Continue

CooperRiis welcomes new President & CEO

Dr. Eric A. Levine joined mental health healing community April 15, 2019   CooperRiis, a residential mental health treatment community in western North Carolina, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Eric A. Levine as its new President & CEO. Levine is the former Executive Director of ClearView Communities, a 36-bed residential treatment program …Continue

Art Therapy – Express Yourself at CooperRiis

You may ask “what is art therapy?” It is general wisdom that everyone is born with some innate creative ability. Unfortunately, many of us fail to nurture this ability, and or, stop exercising it. Perhaps we noticed that others were more talented than ourselves, and due to this we became discouraged. Therefore, art therapy is …Continue

With immense gratitude…

Dear Friends, Thirteen years ago we started CooperRiis Healing Community because of our personal experience with the challenging mental health system.  We envisioned a place where an individual isn’t defined by their diagnosis, but by their personality and their potential.  We wanted to create a community where people could heal and pursue their dreams. Over …Continue