When I arrived at Healing Transitions on March 30, 2006 I was broken, desperate, and lost. I started using at the age of 15. I…
20 YEARS STRONG
Chris Budnick, Executive Director
The joy of 2021 was sharing in recovery milestones as we marked 20 years of operations at our men’s campus and 15 years of operations at our women’s campus. A number of men and women who have been with us since the beginning celebrated 20 and 15 years of sustained recovery, respectively. This is a celebration of their freedom from addiction. A celebration of an end to their homelessness. And especially of the impact recovery has had on their loved ones. It is an honor to witness their lives. It is a reminder that recovery impacts everyone.
OUR 2021 MILESTONES
HAPPY BIRTHDAY – JAN 15
Healing Transitions celebrated its 20th anniversary. Two decades earlier, the men’s campus officially opened its doors at 1251 Goode Street, where it remains today. And the women’s campus celebrated its 15th anniversary the following day on January 16!
RCW VIRTUAL GROUNDBREAKING – MAR 25
200+ people gathered to launch the community phase of our Recovery Can’t Wait capital campaign with a powerful virtual groundbreaking event. Key funding champions from our city, county, and corporate community shared why they joined a lead group of generous donors to raise 93% of our $16.75M capital campaign goal. If you haven’t yet seen the creative way our community came together to break ground for recovery, it’s a must see! Watch now.
ART OF RECOVERY INAUGURAL EVENT – OCT 16
After years in the making (and a 1.5 year delay due to COVID), our inaugural Art of Recovery event finally came to fruition! More than 500 community members alongside 30+ local artists and performers (either in recovery themselves or impacted by addiction in some way) gathered at Dix Chapel to celebrate the power of recovery. The event was a huge success and we look forward to making this an annual affair for years to come. Learn more.
LINDA STROTHER LUNCHEON – DEC 10
An intimate group of foundational stakeholders had the privilege of gathering together for a celebratory lunch honoring Linda Strother, a public health nurse who, after years of searching for a solution to the rising homelessness and addiction problems in Wake County, discovered the program model we follow today. Simply put, without Linda, Healing Transitions would not exist today. “Thank you” will never be enough to express our gratitude. Read Linda’s story.
RCW CAMPAIGN RAISES $23.8M – DEC 31
This marked the last day of a truly historic capital campaign. After three years (two of those amidst a global pandemic) – and under the incredible leadership of co-chairs, Carol and Bob Bilbro – our community raised over $23.8 million for recovery (more than double the initial goal of $11.75 million)! Because of YOU, we will now be able to expand our women’s and men’s campuses. Because of YOU, recovery is possible for more people! Celebrate this milestone moment with us!
TOTAL REVENUE – $5,907,852*
TOTAL EXPENSES – $5,313,834
*Wondering what we did with the extra revenue? $290,874 of funding received in 2021 was restricted for use in future years and/or specific projects. In addition, excess revenues ($90,242) have been used to show appreciation to our employees who have endured the complexities and stress of operations during the pandemic, and the remaining $212,902 has been set aside as we work toward building reserves equal to one year’s worth of operating cash.
2021 IMPACT STATS
SEEN IN CLINICS
(138 men, 83 women)
PER PERSON/PER DAY
GIVEN IN PRESCRIPTION
STORIES OF HEALING
When I was young, I grew up with a family that was very loving. We moved around a lot because of my mom’s job, which…
When I was 16 years old, I got drunk for the very first time. I thought it was normal because I was drinking with my…
2021 marked the final year of our historic Recovery Can’t Wait capital campaign for expansion, which far exceeded every goal we set, including raising a total of $23.8 million for recovery (more than double our initial goal). There is no question that none of this would have been possible without the incredible campaign leadership we had working tirelessly behind the scenes. Please join us in thanking this special group of 49 devoted volunteers without whom expansion would simply be a dream. Because of each of you, expansion is now a reality. Thank you. We are forever grateful.
Evelyn Barber, Tri-Chair
Barbara Goodmon, Tri-Chair
Maria Spaulding, Tri-Chair
Jerry Bernstein, MD
Kyle & Matthew Szulik
Rosemary & Smedes York
Carol & Robert Bilbro, MD, Co-Chairs
Cecelia & Mike Condrey
Stephen Leinenweber, MD
Ann & Glenn Matteson
Tammi Williams, MD
Leon Woodruff, MD
Carol & Robert Bilbro, MD, Co-Chairs
Our Board of Trustees, Board of Directors, staff and participants, are most appreciative of our corporate partners, and individual sponsors for the integral role you each played in our success in 2021. While 2021 was a tumultuous year, we made strides. With COVID running rampant, perseverance prevailed. Site work for expansion at our men and women’s campuses began and construction is scheduled to begin in 2022. This exemplifies health and hope. The commitment, drive, and tenacity of our staff, coupled with the unwavering support of our sponsors-partners-contributors, make for a winning combination.
— Evelyn Booker, Chair
To each of our 1,620 generous donors (849 of whom were first-time givers), we thank you! To our 100+ community partners (including but not limited to healthcare providers, first responders, employers, nonprofit partners, educational programs, and criminal justice, recovery, faith, fitness, and housing organizations), we thank you! To our countless volunteers, including our capital campaign steering, honorary, and community gifts committee members, we thank you! And to our staff members and faithful leadership team, we thank you! Without you, we could not move our mission forward. We are beyond grateful for your support and commitment.