Community Work and Service
Healing Through Social Engagement, Purposeful Work
Community Work & Service Program is rooted in the healing power of social engagement and being a part of a community. Working in 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 and experiencing being a part of a team.
Residents can choose work that inspires and best matches their interests, including caring for the farm’s animals, growing and preparing the food served in our dining halls, building and repairing furniture for our lodges or houses, landscaping and gardening our grounds, drum building, or creating art.
By contributing to the community, residents are empowered and their dreams and aspirations awakened, helping set them on the path to mental health recovery.