TROSA is an innovative, multi-year residential program that enables substance abusers to be productive, recovering individuals by providing comprehensive treatment, work-based vocational training, education, and continuing care - all at no charge.
For over 23 years, TROSA has positively impacted thousands of lives and filled a critical service gap in the region by providing services at no charge. Kevin McDonald founded TROSA in 1994 and began building the program that would grow to become the largest residential substance abuse treatment center in North Carolina and a model of social entrepreneurship. He launched various social enterprises to provide residents with vocational training and generate revenue to support the program.
TROSA is one of the few long-term, evidence-based recovery centers in the nation. As a multi-year residential program, TROSA helps individuals recover from chronic substance use disorder by offering services at no cost including: basic needs - food, clothing, and housing; counseling; medical care; vocational training; leadership training; education; and continuing care. We provide these services to an average of 500 residents daily.
We Need Your Help!
Over 20 million Americans need treatment for substance use disorders, yet very few (11%) will get the care they should receive.* Multiply the number of men and women struggling with addiction by the friends, family, and co-workers affected, and the numbers of those suffering are devastating.
A major barrier to overcoming substance use disorders is the high cost of treatment, but TROSA is completely FREE, allowing our residents to concentrate on their recovery. Residents receive free housing, meals, counseling, vocational training, health services, transportation, educational opportunities, and so much more - all at no cost. But we need your help.
Make a gift today, and your support will help change the lives of our courageous TROSA residents who are dedicated to their recovery. Thank you!
*Statistics on substance use disorders from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service's 2016 Surgeon General's Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health