Chris Budnick, Executive Director
Riding on the heels of our 20th anniversary, we entered 2022 encouraged and energized by a yearlong, community-wide outpouring of love and support! Little did we know just how badly we’d need the extra boost in order to sustain us through the year ahead … a year in which we faced COVID variants, alarming increases in homelessness, and yet again, record-breaking demand for our recovery services. Through it all, we came out stronger on the other side — in large part because of YOU (our incredible village) and because of our dedicated staff and program participants. Each of you is to be applauded for your efforts. Thank you!
OUR 2022 MILESTONES
Construction is the new normal around campus these days, and WE LOVE IT! After years in the making, we officially broke ground on expansion efforts at both campuses. Expansion will ultimately allow us to serve up to 500 total individuals per night (290 at the Men’s Campus and 210 at the Women’s Campus), increasing our overall capacity by 200 beds and enabling us to stay true to our promise of never turning anyone away. Anticipated completion is fall 2023 for our Women’s Campus and spring 2024 for our Men’s Campus. Click here to learn more.
RCW CELEBRATION EVENT
That’s a wrap! On April 20, we officially concluded our Recovery Can’t Wait capital campaign with a celebration to remember! Key supporters from our recovery village – including city, state, and county officials, foundational stakeholders, individual donors, staff, alumni, volunteers, and current participants — all gathered together at Dix Chapel to mark this historic milestone for Healing Transitions. THANK YOU to our village for raising a staggering $23.8 MILLION for recovery, far exceeding our initial $11.75M goal! Click here to watch the celebration video highlighting the culmination of this community’s monumental efforts!
RECEIVED BRIDGE TO HOME GRANT
Raleigh experienced an alarming 68% increase in homelessness between 2021 and 2022. Thanks to Wake County’s new Bridge to Home service expansion program, which is aimed at helping move as many people as possible from homelessness to permanent housing, Healing Transitions became one of the county’s first Bridge to Home grant recipients in 2022. The grant enabled us to provide comprehensive services and access to permanent housing for women experiencing homelessness.
COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP WITH NC THEATRE
There is power in the arts, especially as a tool for overcoming addiction. We were thrilled to announce and launch a new partnership with NC Theatre last April at their debut of Johnny Cash’s Ring of Fire! From volunteering at the box office to collaborating on flash-mob choreography and all things in between, Healing Transitions is proud to be an All In: Community Partner of NC Theatre — a program focused on accelerating diversity, equity, inclusion, and access in theatre since 2017.
5TH ANNUAL OAKWOOD24 RUN/WALK
5 years. 500 miles. $500,000 raised for recovery! December marked our fifth annual Oakwood24 Run/Walk. Founded by alumni, Jon Frey, this 24-hour community event held every December at the Historic Oakwood Cemetery has raised more than a half a million dollars for Healing Transitions since its inception in 2018 ($192k+ of which was raised in 2022), and it continues to grow in participation and community support year after year! Thank you Jon for your commitment to both Healing Transitions and our larger recovery community here in Wake County.
TOTAL REVENUE – $6,160,575*
TOTAL EXPENSES – $6,452,493
2022 IMPACT STATS
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REAL PEOPLE. REAL STORIES.
In December 2022, our 1,000th silver chipper graduated from our longterm recovery program! Healing Transitions has helped thousands find recovery over the last 20+ years, but it takes a very special man or woman, combined with an unwavering commitment, to stick around long enough to become a silver chipper.
Meet Paul Baker, silver chipper #1,000. He first walked through our doors in June 2006 and stayed six months before leaving. We didn’t share another encounter with Paul until 15 years later. On September 21, 2021, Paul says God led him back to Healing Transitions to finish what he’d started. The rest is history!
2022 was a challenging, yet productive and rewarding year. We welcomed three new board members after three wonderful members fulfilled their terms (including our first-ever female alumna, Anita Neville). We also created our first-ever Emeritus leadership position for co-founder, Maria Spaulding. So much to celebrate — including an extremely successful capital campaign, construction at both campuses for expansion, anniversaries, Silver Chip ceremonies, Order of the Long Leaf Pine inductions, resuming the Fred Barber “Legacy of Service” awards, and above all, our dedicated staff who work tirelessly to serve all in need, no matter what. And to our incredible village — thank you for your commitment to recovery. — Evelyn Booker, Board Chair
To each of our 1,599 generous donors (650 of whom were first-time givers), our 100+ community partners (including healthcare providers, first responders, employers, nonprofit partners, educational programs, and criminal justice, recovery, faith, fitness, and housing organizations), our countless volunteers, and our unwavering staff, we thank you! Without you, we could not move our mission forward. We are beyond grateful for your support and commitment to recovery no matter what.