Groundbreaking For The Healing Place
The Healing Place of Wake County is a facility designed to provide support and a recovery program to homeless people with substance abuse problems. It will be located on a beautiful 4.5-acre track of land on the Dorothea Dix Campus in Raleigh, NC. It is an innovative treatment center for the homeless modeled after a successful program in Kentucky.
|“Today’s groundbreaking brings us one step closer to actively addressing the issues of homelessness and substance abuse in Wake County,” said Fred Barber, board president for The Healing Place.|
|Planning members broke ground Wednesday, February 16 for a facility that will house three buildings totaling 41,000 square feet. The buildings will house a Non-Medical Detoxification Center, an Emergency Shelter, A Motivational Track Program, and a Recovery Program. The Healing Place should be completed in about a year. You can view a short movie of the ceremony. All you need is the free Quicktime Movie Player, which you can download here.|
The Healing Place campus will cost $4.5 million and many of these costs are being paid for by generous gifts from Wake Medical Center, Wake County Government, Wake County ABC Board, the A.J. Fletcher Foundation, Capitol Broadcasting and CP&L.