Because of you, we’ve raised MILLIONS above and beyond our initial goal set back in 2018! As addiction and overdose rates have continued to increase exponentially around us, the need to expand our on-demand, life-saving recovery services has never been more urgent. And this community delivered! Thank you for helping us build a community where long-term recovery can flourish.

Keep up with our expansion with construction updates at both campuses!

As a result of this campaign, we are:







Men’s Expansion

arial view of men's campus

check icon   Residential Expansion & Renovation – adds 115 new beds, restrooms, and
showers; reclaims 32 emergency shelter beds; adds better sight lines for staff

check icon   Kitchen Renovation & Dining Expansion – accommodates increased demand

check icon   104-seat Classroom – Allows recovery classes to be taught onsite

check icon   Vocational Skills & Training Building – Adds Building & Grounds HQ where
participants learn lawn care, repair, painting, etc.; new location for in-kind donations

check icon   Future Buildings – While not included in this campaign, there are needs for
additional construction at the men’s campus

check icon   Increased Parking – adds 135 spaces

Women’s Expansion

check icon  Shelter Expansion & Renovation – adds 16 new shelter beds and 46 new program beds; adds restrooms and showers; improves sight lined for staff

check icon  Kitchen Expansion & Renovation – improves kitchen efficiency and adds storage for in-kind food donations

check icon  Dining Expansion – accommodates increased participant demand

check icon  Interior Renovations – adds 28 new program beds, storage, restrooms, showers, and laundry; enlarges clothing closet and lecture space

check icon  Annex Building – adds new classroom and multi-purpose room; adds offices and board room to separate staff workspace and participant living areas

Expansion FAQs

Healing Transitions is a non-profit organization serving those who are homeless, uninsured, and underserved and have alcohol and other drug problems. The organizationprovides long-term recovery, overnight shelter, non-medical detox and other recovery support services at no cost to men and women across its two campuses, seeing a combined average of over 220 people each night. The program is designed to rekindle a person’s desire and ability to return to a meaningful, productive life. More than 80 percent of the program’s graduates remain drug- and alcohol-free after one year. 


Since opening the men’s campus in 2001 and the women’s campus in 2006, Healing Transitions’ success has positioned the organization as a leader in peer-driven recovery services. The impact they’ve made in the community is profound. Healing Transitions is also a compassionate and practical alternative to emergency departments, jails and the streets, and — per person — a much more cost-effective one. 


For the past several years, the organization has been operating well over the designed capacity because of its philosophy to offer services on demand. The staff will never turn away anyone seeking recovery support services, even if that means offering a mat to sleep on the floor for the night when all of its beds are full.  


In 2018, the organization embarked on a capital campaign to expand both its men’s and women’s campuses in order to continue providing services on-demand, while having the capacity to accommodate demand from continued population growth in Wake County. . Gratefully, through the incredible response from the community, the organization exceeded its $16.75 million goal and raised more than $17 million (as of November 2021). The funds raised will help Healing Transitions serve a total of 500 individuals – 290 at the men’s campus and 210 at the women’s campus. The expansion will add beds, expand facility infrastructure (dining, laundry, bathrooms, and classrooms), expand its programming space for recovery services, and add a new career center. 

Healing Transitions is located in southwest Raleigh at the intersection of Lake Wheeler Road and Goode Street and along the border of Raleigh’s beautiful Dix Park.  For many years, Healing Transitions was on the same property as Dorothea Dix Hospital, one of North Carolina’s state psychiatric hospitals, a facility established to help those with mental illness in our community.   


Nearby access to Dix Park offers space for health and healing and makes the park an ideal neighbor for Healing Transitions’ recovery program and its participants. The expansion of the campus will be adjacent to the existing men’s facility on land leased to Healing Transitions by the City of Raleigh.   


After extensive planning and discussion with the City of Raleigh and the architectural team, everyone agreed that the best way to expand the campus would be to utilize existing land on the east side of the campus and along the edge of Dix Park. 

Both the men’s and women’s campus expansions are well underway. The organization hopes to open its doors to additional long-term recovery participants at the women’s campus in late 2023 and at the men’s campus in late 2024. 


Thank you to all the leaders and donors who responded to the urgent need to expand Healing Transitions and help more people find and sustain recovery.


Evelyn Barber, Tri-Chair

Barbara Goodmon, Tri-Chair

Maria Spaulding, Tri-Chair

Prentiss Baker

Jerry Bernstein, MD

Holly Blanton

Marion Church

David Crabtree

Scott Crawford

Charlie Engle

Jill Gammon

Nancy Johns

John Kane

Thomas Sayre

Kyle & Matthew Szulik

Helen White

Rosemary & Smedes York

Carol & Robert Bilbro, MD, Co-Chairs

Jeff Barnhart

Cecelia & Mike Condrey

Richard Gaylord

Bob Goodale

Larry Hinnant

Jenn Hogshead

Dan Johns

Stephen Leinenweber, MD

Ann & Glenn Matteson

Scott Mauzy

David Meeker

Terree Montgomery

Linda Quarles

Waltye Rasulala

JP Rotchford

Cecil Sewell

Mark Steward

Brad Turlington

Chris Valauri

Richard Watkins

Jerry Weaver

Tammi Williams, MD

Leon Woodruff, MD

Carol and Bob Bilbro

Cecelia Condrey

Barbara Goodmon

Jenn Hogshead

Agnes Marshall

Ann Matteson

Barbara McGuire

Terree Montgomery

Waltye Rasulala

Travis Tracy

Linda Quarles

June Williams


Giving Level: $1,000,000+

A.J. Fletcher Foundation

City of Raleigh

State Capital and Infrastructure Fund 

Wake County Government & ABC Board

Giving Level: $500,000 – $999,999

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of NC

Healing Transitions Endowment

SECU Foundation

Giving Level: $250,000 – $499,999


W. Trent Ragland, Jr. Foundation

The Stewards Fund

Szulik Family Foundation

Miller Family Foundation

Giving Level: $100,000 – $249,999

Anonymous (2)

Anonymous Recovering Addicts

Baker Roofing Company

Joan & Prentiss Baker III

Evelyn Barber

Bob & Pat Barker Foundation

Cannon Foundation

Cripps Foundation

William C. Etheridge Foundation

Melissa & Chris Matton

Lonnie & Carol Poole Family Foundation

Linda & Cecil Sewell

Ann C. & Hamilton Sloan Foundation

Giving Level: $25,000 – $99,999

Anonymous (4)
4 Others Foundation

Dewey Alley 
Dr. Wallace & Kathy Andrew 
Chris & Eric Barber 
Carson & Bryan Brice
Marion Johnson Church 
Carroll & Tim Clancy 
Cecelia & Mike Condrey
Josephus Daniels Charitable Fund of Triangle Community Foundation
Linda & Bob Grew 

Susan & Ray Goodmon
Hillsdale Fund
Lisa & Larry Hinnant

William C. Ethridge Foundation 
First Citizens Bank
Seby B. Jones Foundation
Mako Medical

Carolyn C. Maness Family Foundation
Sara Jo Mannung

Courtney & Bowling Mauzy
John McConnell
Prue & Peter Meehan
Mary Cynthia & Jerry Monday
Robert Newcomb Family Fund
North State Bank
Molly & Michael Painter
Pinnacle Financial Partners

Raleigh Medical Group
Bettie & David Sousa
Truist Contributions
Wake Stone Corporation

Sarah & Jerry Weaver
Helen White
White Memorial Presbyterian Church

Mary Earp Worley
Rosemary & Smedes York

Giving Level: $10,000 – $24,999

Dr. Jerry & Peg Bernstein
Dr. Robert & Carol Bilbro
Mary Charles & Robert Boyette

Chris Budnick
Dr. Robert & Bonnie Cerwin
Dr. Steve & Janet Chiavetta
First National Bank
Betsy & Doug Ford
Jill & Roland Gammon
Bonnie & Richard Gaylord
Dr. Richard & Susanne Hayes
Hayes Family Foundation

Jenn & Thomas Hogshead
Ella Ann L. & Frank B. Holding Foundation
Jane & Joe Jordan
Frances & Jim Kerr

Avery & David Knight
Judy LeGrand
Angel Marshall & Bob Auman
Heather & Scott Mauzy
Dr. Al & Jane Mooney
Jocelyn & Greg Patterson
Mary & Mike Patterson
Laura & Gary Pendleton
Terry Reeves

Kristin & John Replogle
Melissa & Dan Shephard
Travis & Phil Tracy
Ameisha & Brad Turlington
Susan & Chris Valauri

Christine & Charles Wagner
Dr. Leon & Bonnie Woodruff
Kenie Wrenn

Nancy Wright Foundation