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Our mission is to help individuals whose lives are impeded by mental health challenges or emotional distress to develop their capacities for creativity, wholeness, relationship, and optimal health so that they may achieve their highest levels of fulfillment and functioning and respond productively to their future challenges and opportunities for growth.
CooperRiis provides Individualized, comprehensive recovery services for individuals with mental illness at two campuses: a 90-acre healing farm community in beatiful western North Carolina, and a more urban campus in Asheville's historic Montford District. At both campuses, we offer a holistic approach to wellness that engages all areas of a person's life, including mind, body, spirit and heart.
Our "healing farm community" gets its approach and structure from a therapeutic community model that has been in practice for over 80 years. The central concept is a living environment where staff and residents live, learn, recreate and work together as a functioning community. To this model, CooperRiis has added the elements of modern psychiatry and psychology, with as emphasis on relationship-centered care, recovery, and a strong holistic component that affirms and honors the "whole" person. CooperRiis nurtures the whole person, rather than just the mind by utilizing comprehensive services and programs.
For more information, please visit our website at www.cooperriis.org.