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Healing Communities have existed in the United States and Europe for centuries. The idea is a simple one: to create a safe, purposeful environment where activity is thoughtfully planned to support an individual’s recovery and healing. Healing communities empower residents to take ownership of their recovery with the goal of achieving a healthy and lasting re-integration into society.

Six Key Principles of a Healing Community

Within our therapeutic community, each staff member pledges to behave in a manner that fosters and values:

• A culture of emotional and physical safety taking you from mental illness to mental wellness
• A personal life of recovery, hope and purpose
• An atmosphere of kindness, respect, and open and authentic communication
• Each person’s ideas, input, service and contribution to the work and social life of the community
• Interactions that create a feeling of being at-home and at-ease in the special environment of CooperRiis
• Quality relationships based on genuine empathy and mutual respect


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CooperRiis Campuses:

Asheville Campus:
85 Zillicoa Street,
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 285.8887

Mill Spring Campus:
101 Healing Farm Lane,
Mill Spring, NC 28756
(828) 894.5557


(800) 957.5155


PO Box 600
Mill Spring, NC 28756

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