Since 2001, we’ve provided the following life-saving services to individuals in need at no cost to them. The only requirements: the individual must be a citizen of Wake County and older than 18.

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Seeking recovery is a courageous act. Individuals battling substance use issues need to know there is a place where they can find hope again, a place where a supportive community of peers is built.


And while there are key staff members who help our men and women through the program, their peers are the ones who decide – through a community discussion led by a staff member – the next steps an individual should take through the program.


We also provide on-demand shelter and non-medical detox services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Both serve as entry points for the recovery program, but direct entry into the program is possible if detox is not needed.

Motivation and Engagement Track – Participants attend Recovery Dynamics® classes and 12-step mutual aid recovery meetings in exchange for a guaranteed bed and a place to store personal belongings. This track allows participants to explore whether they want to commit to the Recovery Program.

Commit to Recovery I Track – Participants in this track have made a commitment to the Recovery Program. They are responsible for the daily operations of the campus, are engaged in peer accountability and focused on completing the Recovery Dynamics® sessions. Participants also complete job readiness and life skills classes taught by Wake Technical Community College.

Commit to Recovery II Track – Participants focus on obtaining employment and recovery-supportive housing as they establish a plan for transitioning into the community.

Healing Transitions Alumni Status – Alumni return to visit Healing Transitions for the dual benefit of helping others and receiving support for themselves. They teach classes, visit current participants and access additional resources and support for themselves.


Need help? If you are trying to get into the program, please call 919-838-9800 for more information.

We believe everyone is entitled to food, shelter and clothing, regardless of their readiness or ability to change other areas of their lives. We provide access to these essentials even if individuals are intoxicated or under the influence of other drugs.

The overnight emergency shelters at the men’s and women’s campuses offer ‘wet’ shelters seven days a week on a first-come first-serve basis to anyone who is homeless. There is a 3:15 pm daily pickup at the Women’s Center of Wake County (112 Cox Avenue) that brings women to the women’s shelter. Availability at both shelters is impacted by the number of individuals engaged in our recovery program.

Overnight guests who have a substance-use disorder and are interested in getting into the Recovery Program should speak with staff.

Our non-medical detox centers provide services 24 hours a day, seven days a week and offer an alternative to emergency rooms, jails or the streets. The goals of our Detox center are to be a safe place for an individual to detox, and to be a link to further resources to help the individual achieve recovery. Staff use validated withdrawal assessment tools to determine when an individual needs a higher level of care in a medically managed detox or emergency department.


Questions? We’re happy to help. Please call our Men’s Detox: 919-838-9848 or Women’s Detox: 919-865-2558.

Alcoholism and other drug addictions are primarily diseases that affect the entire family. Our Family Support Program is open to family, friends, and loved ones of anyone struggling with substance use.

Family support classes meet every Wednesday. Due to COVID-19, the family support group is meeting virtually from 6:30-8 pm.

For more information about the family group and how to attend virtually, contact our Recovery and Family Resource Specialist, Rhonda Spence at rspence@healing-transitions.org.

HELP IS ONLY one click or phone call away.