Men’s Campus Expansion – Aerial View

  1. Residential Expansion & Renovation – adds 115 new beds, restrooms, and showers; reclaims 32 emergency shelter beds; adds better sightlines for shelter staff
  1. Kitchen Renovation & Dining Expansion – accommodates increased demand
  1. 104-seat Classroom – Allowing recovery classes to be taught at HT instead of off-property
  1. Vocational Skills & Training Building – Adds Building & Grounds HQ where participants learn lawn care, repair, painting, etc.; new location for in-kind donations
  1. Future Buildings – While not included in this campaign, there are needs for additional construction at the men’s campus

Men’s Campus Expansion – Rear View

  1. Residential Expansion & Renovation – adds 115 new beds, restrooms, and showers; reclaims 32 emergency shelter beds; adds better sightlines for shelter staff
  1. Kitchen Renovation & Dining Expansion – accommodates increased demand
  1. Vocational Skills & Training Building – adds Building & Grounds HQ where participants learn lawn care, repair, painting, etc.; new location for in-kind donations
  2. Increased Parking – adds 135 spaces

Women’s Campus Expansion – Aerial View

  1. Shelter Expansion & Renovation – adds 16 new shelter beds and 46 new program beds; adds restrooms and showers; improves sightlines for staff
  1. Kitchen Expansion & Renovation – improves kitchen efficiency and adds storage for in-kind food donations
  1. Dining Expansion – accommodates increased participant demand
  1. Interior Renovations – adds 28 new program beds, storage, restrooms, showers, and laundry; enlarges clothing closet and lecture space
  1. 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. 

3 acres along the eastern edge of Dix Park will be graded to create space for Healing Transitions’ campus expansion. This area is a densely wooded area primarily comprised of young pine trees. There are no walking trails or other park structures or facilities that will be removed during the construction.  

 

Healing Transitions is working with Raleigh Reclaimed to review the property and determine if they might be able to work together to reuse the trees and turn them into useful products for the park or for the new Healing Transitions facility.  

The men’s campus expansion will begin in early December 2021. The organization hopes to open its doors to serve additional long-term recovery participants in early 2023.