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CooperRiis Welcomes New Chief Development Officer

CooperRiis Healing Community is pleased to announce that Laurie Rovin has joined our team as Chief Development Officer. Laurie previously led two different organizations, A Child’s Haven and Pendleton Place as their CEO. Prior to that Laurie spent ten years with United Way of Greenville where her last position was the Director of Community Affairs. Prior to these roles Laurie …Continue

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

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

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 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-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

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