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Holiday Newsletter~Happy 2021!

With so much to be grateful for, we want to share the many joyous activities our Healing Communities have been enjoying this holiday season. Our staff continue to spare no effort in making our residents feel at home, connected, and above all – respected. Holiday crafts, outstanding meals, and to top it off our Asheville …Continue

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- 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 is Ready to OPEN!

CooperRiis at Asheville is ready to go! We will begin accepting formal referrals on 9/1/20! We have been getting a lot of informal inquiries and look forward to opening our doors to the community next week. CooperRiis at Asheville will complete the CooperRiis continuum of services by adding an intensely clinical, short term program designed to help people achieve …Continue

CooperRiis at Asheville-Clinical Staff Highlight-Christina Jacob

Getting to know one of our therapists, Christina Jacob, MSW, LCSW. What is your educational background and how did you come to enter this field? I come from a family of helping professionals; my father was an Internist in private practice and my mother was a nurse. They both brought home stories of their patients – their struggles …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

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

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