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.

Alongside our recovery program, we provide a low-barrier emergency drop-in shelter for individuals 18 years and older at both our men’s and women’s campuses. The shelter is available 365 days a year, regardless of a person’s engagement in other services. In addition to emergency drop-in shelter services, we offer longer-term shelter beds at the women’s campus, reserved for individuals seeking supportive services and housing assistance.

For anyone experiencing homelessness who is seeking information on resources, referrals to services and shelters, or assistance coming up with a plan please visit: https://wakenc507.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/Access-Site-Flyer-10-2023-Final-v.2.pdf

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.

We consider addiction a disease that requires long-term engagement with healthcare resources and peers with lived experience who are invested, especially in the wake of an overdose. We must treat addiction as a healthcare issue and serve participants from a chronic-healthcare framework. Recovery is a process, so we must go to them. And our recovery engagement specialists work to check-in consistently with anyone who has walked through Healing Transitions’ doors.

Our Rapid Responders are state-certified, peer-support specialists who build relationships and connect people in Wake County to life-saving resources within 24 to 72 hours of overdosing. This includes harm reduction supplies, healthcare services, and social resources to improve their health and well-being, all in conjunction with Wake County EMS. 

Coordinating with Wake County EMS helps first responders with burnout associated with a large number of repeat clients. This partnership also presents an incredible opportunity for our Rapid Responders to build a relationship with clients while utilizing the lived experience they possess.

For more information about Rapid Responders, contact our Men’s Director of Recovery Services, Justin Garrity at jgarrity@healing-transitions.org or call 919-838-9800 ext. 142.

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