1820 James Street, Durham, NC  27707
(919) 419-1059
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Our Mission Statement & Core Values

TROSA is an innovative, multi-year residential program that empowers people with substance use disorders to be productive, recovering individuals by providing comprehensive treatment, experiential vocational training, education, and continuing care.

Our History & Background

Founded in 1994, TROSA is a licensed, long-term, nonprofit residential treatment program for men and women with substance use disorders.

TROSA provides free housing, clothing, meals, and all daily personal care needs; evidence-based counseling and daily therapeutic activities; vocational and life skills training; health services, including specialty care; education opportunities to earn a GED, take college courses, and earn certifications; continuing care for program graduates; and more. We provide our services at no cost, and individuals do not need insurance.

TROSA is designed as a multi-year structured program. Keeping our program free of charge and multi-year provides residents the time, tools, and opportunities to focus on sustaining recovery.

Our approach is community-minded and peer-led. We provide a network of individuals in recovery to help support our residents throughout their program.

Addressing residents’ emotional and mental health is a critical component of our program. TROSA employs professional, licensed staff counselors; Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors; and Peer Support Specialists. We have had a long-standing clinical partnership with Duke University School of Medicine and Duke Psychiatry & Behavioral Health. Through our on-campus staff and our clinical partners, we offer individual and group counseling and specialty care to complement daily therapeutic activities and learning.

TROSA’s staff and evidence-based program have received numerous awards, and we are a proud and active member of the recovery community. TROSA is thankful for the many programmatic partnerships established for our residents and the widespread community support we have received over the past three decades. Together, we empower our residents to rebuild their lives, reconnect with their families, and reclaim their futures.

Our Current Projects & Mental Health Initiatives

In our thirty years of service, TROSA has grown in every way possible—most notably in our facilities, our program services, our staff, and our partnerships—all with the goal of serving more North Carolinians in need of effective, comprehensive long-term treatment.

After thirty years of serving North Carolinians, TROSA opened our first-ever residential campus outside of Durham in 2023. We welcomed our first residents to our new, licensed Winston-Salem campus in April 2023. Called “TROSA Triad,” to honor the Triad location of our new campus, our goal for the campus is to serve two hundred residents at this campus.

We are actively upgrading and building new residential and community buildings at our Durham campus. We recently completed new award-winning residential buildings and a large community center for our women’s program. We are building a new male dormitory and upgrading/expanding our cafeteria space on our main Durham campus. These projects provide spaces that will promote community engagement among residents; increase our program and resource efficiency; and expand our capacity to help more individuals needing our comprehensive residential treatment services.

Information about our program and campus plans is at our website: