Case Study

Healing Transitions

Raleigh, NC


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Healing Transitions

Healing Transitions has operated a nationally prominent substance use recovery facility for homeless men at its Goode Street Campus in Raleigh North Carolina since the year 2000. The original complex of three buildings was designed to house 166 clients in various levels of recovery. By 2015 Raleigh had seen a population increase of over 50%, yet the homeless problem in the city had decreased noticeably from earlier levels – a clear sign of value to Healing Transitions’ clients as well as the community it serves. However, the existing facility can no longer keep up with the demand for services simply because of Raleigh’s greater area growth - a growth that shows no sign of slowing.

SQ FT: 33,500
Healing Transitions

About the Project

By 2012, with some adaptive reuse of existing space, the bed count at the Men’s Facility had risen to over 180 with no physical improvements. The proposed expansion of existing facilities along with the new stand-alone Residential Building will increase that overall bed capacity to 310. Support services such as educational and food service spaces will also be increased proportionately as will storage for in-kind giving in a new 7000 square-foot facility also on campus; another long overdue need. This increase in square footage will serve the community for decades to come. Also planned is a family and community outpatient outreach services facility to complement those related services already provided for the homeless community. A new Family and Community Resource Center is proposed that will provide a number of needed services, many of which will be provided by staff already conveniently located on-site. This two-level 33,500 ft.² building will house a needed expansion of administrative space for the overall campus. It will also include a series of multi-purpose meeting and classroom facilities intended to provide training and seminar space for substance use related issues. A small coffee shop for those in recovery or those sharing substance use concerns will provide another form of informal meeting space. A significant private Family Counseling Center for outpatient use rounds out the services offered to our community in this proposed project.