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Family Education Program goes Virtual

History & Vision Family Education has been a fundamental part of the CooperRiis program for as long as we have been in existence. Don Cooper and Lisbeth Riis Cooper’s founding vision included the appreciation and impact that their journey had on them and formed much of the basis for the program. Twice yearly, until this …Continue

CooperRiis is LGBTQIA+ Friendly

Here at CooperRiis we welcome all LGBTQIA+ community members. We are consistently supportive and inclusive of all our residents, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, gender orientation, or any other identifiable factors. If you or a loved one are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Pansexual, Trans or gender diverse, Queer and/or questioning, Intersexed, Agender, Asexual and or consider yourself an Ally to the community, you …Continue

We Stand with the Black Lives Matters Movement

These past weeks have been a difficult time for all of us. Organizations and individuals worldwide are declaring their support for peaceful protests and marking this moment as an important opportunity to turn words into action. CooperRiis believes in equity, empathy, diversity, inclusion, and kindness. We stand with the Black Lives Matters movement and feel the …Continue

A Shift Towards Virtual for our College Program

As we are all learning ways to respond to the COVID crisis, safety is always our top concern. While acknowledging this, we also are driven to offer our residents the structure they have come to embrace within our Healing Community. Therefore, we are pleased to announce that our College Program has been adapted to an online and …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

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

World-class Harvard neuroscientist joins CooperRiis for cutting edge research to improve how the brain functions

An award winning neuroscientist from Harvard, Carl M. Anderson, has joined our healing community. He will be our research director, and he will spearhead leading edge studies to improve the brain. Carl has co-authored more than 50 scientific papers, and his research has been featured in several top media outlets, including NPR, Time magazine and …Continue

CooperRiis in the Big Apple: Recovery Coach Erin Walker pays a visit to Fountain House to learn from their renowned supported employment model.

Erin Walker, Recovery Coach in our Asheville Community Program (ACP), has been with CooperRiis for three years.   As a recovery coach, Erin is part of a team that supports residents as they become integrated into the Asheville Community.  The Asheville team is available to support residents as they pursue their goals and work towards their …Continue

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