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CooperRiis Launches New Insurance Driven Intensive Clinical Program

“CooperRiis at Asheville” to open September 1st, 2020 CooperRiis residential mental health treatment and healing community in Western North Carolina is pleased to introduce their new clinically intensive and insurance-driven CooperRiis at Asheville Program set to open September 1st, 2020. The CooperRiis at Asheville Program offers short-term treatment; 30-90 days, designed to promote stabilization and …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

Community Work & Service Program Update

Our Community Work & Service Program is rooted in the healing power of social engagement and being a part of a community. Working on crews alongside their peers and a leader from the staff, residents dedicate 20 hours a week to purposeful work, contributing to daily life at CooperRiis. This experience offers an opportunity for our residents to be a …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

Welcome New Admissions Director Michelle Nirde

By Kim Nelson, National Outreach Coordinator In mid-April, we got to welcome our new Admissions Director, Michelle Nirde, MSW to our team. I had the pleasure of visiting with her over a video call one afternoon and we got to know each other.  Michelle hails from the suburbs of Chicago and she moved to 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

CooperRiis Alum Dedicates Life to Mindfulness

We recently had an opportunity to catch up with a former resident’s parents and they surprised us! Mark and Shannon Flanders graciously and proudly updated CooperRiis on their son, Henry Flanders’ success after leaving our residential treatment program. Update from Parents Mark had this to share, “Henry is doing quite well. He is an ordained …Continue

An Update from CooperRiis -New Admissions Protocol

We are pleased to announce our plan to bring new residents into our Healing Community.  Earlier this month CooperRiis paused the admission of new residents to our programs in response to the COVID-19 crisis. As one could imagine this was a difficult decision, unprecedented in our 17 years of care and community. While continuing the …Continue

An Update from CooperRiis~

We are committed to continuing to serve and protect our Community during these uncertain times. In the midst of this COVID-19 crisis, I believe more than ever that the power of the community, thoughtful preventive measures, and continued education about the coronavirus will be what gets us through this moment. We still need community, albeit at …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

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