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Transitional living fosters independent living skills, supported by CooperRiis staff.

We believe that transitional living, our Community Program, is the best choice for gaining independent living skills. Skills achieved while in the residential program at the CooperRiis Farm or CooperRiis at Asheville come to life in the Community Program; it is where our residents’ dreams continue to take shape, they gain increased levels of stability, hope and health, and tools to achieve full community re-integration self-sufficiency and engagement. What starts as a dream statement often becomes a tangible, meaningful reality. For some, it means attending college or full-time employment. For all, it means better-coping skills and a healthier approach to everyday living.

The CooperRiis Community Program follows a stay at either of our Asheville or Mill Spring main campuses. Residents live in furnished, mixed-gender transitional homes with private bedrooms, sharing household chores, cooking, and grocery shopping. The homes are staffed for daily and overnight support and are located in Asheville, North Carolina.

Community Program Levels of Care

Approximately 80 percent of residents who complete the program reach the level of independence they desire and are successfully reintegrated into the community, an achievement that has earned CooperRiis national recognition.

At all Levels of Community Program care, residents have access to appointments with our psychiatrist and support through the 24/7 on-call system supported by CooperRiis Licensed therapists.

Transitional Living, Level B

At Level B, the resident live in a CooperRiis house with live-in staff and continued staff support for life and work goals, social and creative activities, meal planning, budgeting, and transportation, while freely moving about in the larger community. Residents at Level B also receive weekly individual psychotherapy, planning sessions with a Recovery Coordinator, access to our Psychiatrist, if needed, supervised self-administration of medications, and college and/or job coaching, as needed.

Transitional Living, Level C

At level C, a resident has moved to his or her own housing yet still receives a limited amount of staff support with life and work goals, access to our psychiatrist, and recovery-oriented social activities.


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We would love to share more with you about our Community Program. Our dedicated staff is available 24/7 to speak with you.

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Fulfilling and Independent Living

At CooperRiis, we approach mental illness intending to promote whole-person health. This powerful, person-centered, strengths-based approach effectively and enables adults with psychiatric disorders to lead fulfilling, independent lives. Recovery is a process, with each new step building on the last.