The Healing Place of Wake County has changed its name to Healing Transitions. The new Healing Transitions will continue to empower people who are homeless and suffer from substance use issues transition to a fulfilling life. However, the new name reflects their expanding services to individuals, families and communities across North Carolina.
“For 14 years, The Healing Place has helped the county’s homeless and addicted find their way back to becoming productive members of society – fully employed, with money saved and living in a recovery-oriented environment,” said Dennis Parnell, president and CEO. “Our new name focuses on the transition our clients make, and also highlights our own addition of new outpatient services.”
Since opening in 2001, the non-profit has provided over 1 million beds of shelter and helped reduce the local homeless population by 25 percent. Healing Transitions’ programming, which focuses on alcohol and drug addiction recovery, will now include outpatient care in Wake County.
“With more than 70-percent of our alumni in sustained recovery one year out of the program we’ve proven this program works,” continued Parnell. “We’re building on that success by offering a full slate of services to a grossly-underserved segment of our population.”
Healing Transitions will adapt its successful peer services model to help families dealing with alcohol, drug and mental health issues. Family centered programs are especially important for adolescents whose positive transition can be negatively influenced by wayward peers. The non-profit will continue providing assessments for the court as well as full DWI services, individual care, private case management, family work and much more.