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November 18
​Wake Board Approves $1M Grant for Healing Transitions’ Women’s Campus

In an effort to expand access to treatment and recovery services for women in our community struggling with drug and alcohol abuse, the Wake County Board of Commissioners at its Monday, Nov. 18, meeting unanimously approved a $1 million grant to support Healing Transitions’ Recovery Can’t Wait capital improvement campaign.

Healing Transitions provides long-term recovery, overnight shelter, non-medical detox and family services at no cost to men and women across two separate campuses, seeing a combined average of 300 people each night.

The organization submitted a $6 million funding request to the Wake County Board of Commissioners in early October. The $1 million grant the board approved this afternoon during its regular meeting will be used to fund planned improvements at the women’s campus.

“Women in crisis are historically underserved; it is about time that we change that,” said Jessica Holmes, chair, Wake County Board of Commissioners. “This grant will help ensure a safe place for women with substance use disorders to get the assistance and services they need. We’re proud to partner with Healing Transitions – an organization on the front lines of the opioid epidemic – to support these women and their families as they work to reach their fullest potential. I am grateful for this partnership; together we will change lives for the better.”

The women’s campus has a current capacity of 120 beds. With the planned expansion, Healing Transitions plans to add 90 beds. Plans for the women’s campus projected $4.75 million expansion also include the:

  • Renovation and expansion of bathing and laundry services;
  • Enlarging of kitchen and dining areas; and
  • Construction of a new administrative and community building, which would provide greater privacy.

This $1 million grant is in addition to a $500,000 grant provided to support improvements at the men’s shelter in 2018.

This grant supports the board’s collective community health goal, specifically supporting and building capacity to treatment residents experiencing behavioral health challenges. View all of the commission’s 2019 goals here.


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