Based on the successful Healing Place program in Kentucky, the Healing Place Wake County serves as a way to help drug or alcohol addicted homeless men find healing and once again become productive members of society. Instead of being taken to jail or to the emergency rooms, these men find a new option in The Healing Place.
The program uses the Alcoholics Anonymous model to help the men learn about their addictions and eventually overcome them. Program participants help one another; the clients run the facility, doing everything from laundry to security detail. As one client said, “You can’t do it by yourself. You learn to depend on your brother.”
Since its opening on January 15 this year, The Healing Place has served 7,016 clients from its detox ward, to homeless shelter, to
Executive Director Dennis Parnell welcomed the crowd.