Healing Transitions has been providing peer driven long term residential services since January of 2001. During that time we have been very successful in empowering people who are homeless and suffer from substance use issues transition to a fulfilling life. Along with our community partners, we have been able to reduce Wake County homeless population by 25% even as the overall population in Wake County has grown 45%. That constitutes an approximate 50% drop in the number of un-sheltered homeless individuals on our streets.
Considering that the percentage of homeless population has continued to climb in other cities around the country, our success helps improve the lives of underserved individuals in the Raleigh area, while also keeping Raleigh and Wake County cities at the top of the country’s favorite cities list.