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Happy Thanksgiving-Gratitude for a Story of Recovery

Happy Thanksgiving! We at CooperRiis find joy in focusing on not only what we are grateful for, but the fact that others are in turn grateful for us. Here we proudly share a story of recovery from one of our beloved alumni: ​​​“When I reflect on how CooperRiis changed my life, there are no other words to …Continue

COVID Fatigue in a Healing Community

Checking in with Yolanda Robinson, The Farm’s Integrative Recovery Director… Checking in with our Integrative Recovery Director, Yolanda Robinson, we asked her how COVID has impacted our community and if she had any advice on managing the fatigue?  Yolanda shares, “We see some COVID fatigue among the residents. They miss being able to see their families, go …Continue

November 2020 – Update – CooperRiis at Asheville

We opened the CooperRiis at Asheville program on September 1st of this year. The program continues with our mission as a primary mental health facility, and it provides an intensely structured clinical experience whose focus is on stabilization and taking the steps necessary to begin the recovery process.  So, how is it going? When checking in with Dr. Amy Zimmerman, the CooperRiis at …Continue

November 2020-Update- Message from President & CEO Eric A. Levine

Dear Friends, 2020 has been a challenging year for everyone.   The pain that so many people have experienced is hard to put into words. The impact of the pandemic on CooperRiis has also been significant. The good news is that so far, our efforts have been successful; no residents have been infected with COVID-19.  During the …Continue

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