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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’ Full Continuum of Care

With the opening of our “CooperRiis at Asheville” program, we are proud to offer a full continuum of care. Starting with short-term stabilization, with the ability to transition to a long-term work-based residential program or our transitional living program, and finally, independent living support, CooperRiis is there every step of the way for someone to …Continue

CooperRiis at Asheville-Clinical Staff Highlight-Kathleen Sanders

Getting to know one of our therapists, Kathleen Sanders, LCSW. Can you tell us about your education and how you entered this field? I have a master’s in social work with a clinical emphasis and am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. My undergraduate degree is in English and Psychology. All from Florida State University. Go …Continue

CooperRiis at Asheville-Clinical Staff Highlight-Dr. Amy Zimmerman

Getting to know CooperRiis at Asheville’s Doctor of Psychiatry, Dr. Amy Zimmerman Can you please give us some background on your education and more specifically why you entered this field? “I am board certified in Psychiatry. Having a passion for mental health came as a bit of a surprise to me- I originally went to medical …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

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

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

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