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.

In addition to our recovery program, we are able to offer emergency overnight shelter services at our men’s campus. 


At our women’s campus, we have a 27-bed, low barrier, emergency shelter for Wake County residents over the age of 18. Shelter is offered on a night-by-night basis regardless of a person’s engagement in other services, or their desire to address their homelessness. Longer term beds are also available, as well as case management, healthcare engagement, and housing assistance, to women interested in receiving those services. Healing Transitions is a “wet” shelter, where women may access services even if they are under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.


For anyone seeking emergency shelter services, Wake County has a Coordinated Entry process. To access Healing Transitions’, or any other Wake County shelter, or to be connected with other homelessness services, call the Coordinated Entry Access Line at 919-443-0096. 

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 alumni engagement specialists work to check-in consistently with anyone who has walked through Healing Transitions’ doors. Recovery is a journey, so we must stay connected. Our alumni 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 with burnout and reducing the number of repeat clients presents an incredible opportunity our Rapid Responders to build a relationship through lived experience with those in our community experiencing the life-threatening reality of addiction.

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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