Welcome to The Farm Program

The Farm campus is a 94-acre working farm in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains near Asheville and Charlotte, NC, and Greenville and  Spartanburg, SC. Thirty-six residents, both men, and women live in three separate lodges, with twelve residents per lodge in private bedrooms and private baths.

The peaceful, bucolic campus is in the heart of horse country. The lodges and barns also include staff homes, an art barn and woodshop, a 4-acre lake, and organic gardens and greenhouses. Farm residents spend most of their week on campus, with trips into the surrounding area typically scheduled for the weekends.

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Healing Begins Together

Mental health healing is best achieved not in isolation but in a caring, compassionate community.

Our residential healing community provides a safe and structured treatment setting where residents and staff work, live, play, dine, and enjoy outdoor recreation together, empowering residents on their road to recovery.

Program Features

The Farm Program is our next level of residential care that offers a structured environment through clinical care, purposeful work, and wellness practices.
  • Safe and structured environment to support an individual’s mental health recovery and healing
  • Average length of stay: 4-6 months 
  • Private pay with a possible rate reduction in 3rd month

Conditions We Treat at The Farm

We treat adults aged 18+ with mental health challenges. Select a condition to learn more about our recovery approach.

We can help.

Contact us to get started with our healing community.
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The Art Barn

Location

The peaceful, bucolic campus is in the heart of horse country. The lodges and barns also include staff homes, an art barn and woodshop, a 4-acre lake, and organic gardens and greenhouses. Farm residents spend most of their week on campus, with trips into the surrounding area typically scheduled for the weekends.
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Each resident has their own private bedroom and bathroom.

Lodging

CooperRiis can welcome thirty-six residents on the Farm campus. Three beautiful home-like lodges host twelve residents, each with private bedrooms and private baths.

Rooms are tastefully furnished with a twin-size XL bed, nightstand, occasional chair, dresser, and desk area with a chair. There is plenty of room in the closet for extra clothes and storage as well. The private baths have bathtubs/showers and storage.

Each lodge has a living room with a gas fireplace on the main level, perfect for connecting with the community for a rousing board game or relaxing quietly with a book. There is a small kitchenette with refrigeration and lockers for snacks on the ground level, a laundry room for washing clothes (fresh towels and linens are provided). The lodges also accommodate wellness areas for mindfulness, yoga, strength training, and cardio work.

Art therapy for mental health healing
A resident at the Farm has a healing foundation and is ready for long-term recovery.

How is the Farm different from CooperRiis at Asheville?

The Farm Campus is different from CooperRiis at Asheville by the levels of care provided. A resident of CooperRiis at Asheville may need their medications to be managed through psychiatry and 24/7 nursing care to stabilize symptoms. They may also need to develop a foundation for longer-term recovery through intensive clinical group work and individual psychotherapy and psychiatry. Coming to the Farm means that a resident has set that foundation and is ready to take that step towards long-term recovery. The person has developed some coping skills and is prepared to reach their long-term goals. A Farm resident is typically able to work therapeutically through meaning and purpose. They are ready to connect to the community while building their skill set and strengthening their foundation for long-term recovery.

Contact & Directions

101 Healing Farm Lane
Mill Spring, NC 28756
828-894-7140
Admissions@CooperRiis.org

From the north
Take I-26 East to Exit 67 (US-74 E/NC 108) towards Columbus/Rutherfordton
After 2 miles, take Exit 163 for NC 108 W towards Columbus
At the end of the ramp, turn left onto NC 108 E
Continue on NC 108 E for 3.8 miles and turn left on Healing Farm Lane

From the south
Take I-26W from Spartanburg, SC
Take Exit 67 (US-74 E/NC 108) towards Columbus/Rutherfordton
At the traffic circle, take the second exit
Follow the signs for US-74 E/NC-108 E/Forest City/Shelby and merge onto US-74 E
After 1.5 miles, take Exit 163 for NC 108 W towards Columbus
At the end of the ramp, turn left onto NC 108 E
Continue on NC 108 E for 3.8 miles and turn left on Healing Farm Lane

From the east
Take I-85 South to exit 10B to merge onto US-74 W toward Kings Mountain/Shelby
Follow US 74 W for 26 miles, passing though Shelby, NC
Take exit 167 (NC 9) toward Mill Spring/New Prospect
At the end of the ramp, turn right onto NC 9 N
Continue on NC 9 N for 3 miles
Turn right onto NC 108 E
After 0.5 miles, turn left into Healing Farm Lane

A Continuum of Care

CooperRiis offers a safe and structured environment to support an individual’s mental health recovery and healing through a combination of clinical care, purposeful work, service to the community, and holistic health and wellness practices.

What to Expect 

We are waiting to assist you and answer your questions now. 

Call to speak with one of our friendly admissions team members. We will help you determine which program would be best for you or your loved one, and gather information about the potential resident. 

Or, email us any time at: Admissions@CooperRiis.org