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2020 Update from the President & CEO

Dear Friends, 2020 has been an incredible year. Last year at this time, CooperRiis was excited to announce our new College Program. The idea was (and still is) to serve CooperRiis residents whose college experience had been interrupted by their mental health challenges.  The news of some mysterious and deadly virus began making the rounds in …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

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

Yoga, Exercise Help Healing

  A recent New York Times article described a new study that showed how a weekly routine of yoga and meditation may strengthen thinking skills and help fight age-related mental decline. The research focused on older adults with initial signs of memory problems, and the results are similar to other studies that show the benefits …Continue