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Transitional living fosters independent living skills, supported by CooperRiis staff

We believe that transitional living at the Asheville Community Program is the best choice for gaining independent living skills, skills achieved while attending the residential program at the CooperRiis at Asheville or the CooperRiis Farm.

These newly learned skills come to life in the Asheville Community Program; it is where residents’ dreams continue to take shape and increase his/her stability, hope, health, and tools to achieve full community re-integration and 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 implies better-coping skills and a healthier approach to everyday living.

The CooperRiis Community Program in Asheville follows a stay at either our Asheville or Mill Spring main campuses.

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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.

Community Program Levels of Care

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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.

Transitional Living, Level B

At Level B, the residents live in a CooperRiis house with support staff to engage daily, and they move freely about in the larger community. The team supports life and work goals, social and creative activities, meal planning, budgeting, and transportation.

Residents at Level B also receive weekly individual psychotherapy, planning sessions with a Recovery Coordinator, access to our Psychiatrist, and college and/or job coaching. Medications are self-administered.

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.

  • 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.

Ready and Waiting

We would love to share more with you about our Community Program. Our dedicated staff is available to speak with you. Contact Admissions today.

Transitional living for adults mental health treatment in our community program
Residents live together in staffed homes with private bedrooms and shared bathrooms.

Location & Lodging

The Asheville Community Program, located in Asheville, North Carolina, serves 22 residents in five community homes, each with 4-5 bedrooms and overnight staff and daytime coaching.

Residents live in furnished, mixed-gender transitional homes with private bedrooms, shared bathrooms, and sharing household chores, cooking, and grocery shopping. All of the homes are located in the city of Asheville. The homes are staffed.

Asheville Community Homes

Mental Health Conditions We Treat in our Asheville Community Program

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

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.