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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Crime & Law, Half-Way Houses for Offenders & Ex-Offenders, Mental Health, Prison Alternatives, Substance Abuse Dependency, Prevention & Treatment

Mission: Trosa is a 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.

Programs: Vocational training: this is the cornerstone of trosa's free residential treatment program. Trosa residents receive vocational training through all phases of the treatment program, which creates a sense of community and shared responsibility for the individual's and group's success. Importantly, all residents gain a strong work ethic and a wide variety of marketable job skills (customer service, computer and phone skills), as well as specific skills depending on the resident's vocational training placements (such as moving, lawn care, warehousing, auto mechanics, and sales). In fiscal year end 6/30/18, we had 925 residents who received vocational training for a total of 172,157 vocational days served. Trosa helped 42 residents receive their cdl and 39 cdl permits.

substance abuse treatment: trosa provides on-site substance abuse counseling and evidence-based therapies. In fiscal year end 6/30/18, we had 322 residents receive counseling for a total of 2,652 counseling appointments.

food & beverage: in fiscal year end 6/30/18, trosa provided 530,604 meals for an average daily population of 472 individuals. Meals are provided to residents at no cost to the individual.

trosa's substance abuse counseling is provided in a comprehensive, integrated, therapeutic community setting. Supportive services such as medical care, psychiatry, education, clothing, housing and drivers' license renewal and replacement are available to our residents. In fiscal year end 6/30/18, trosa provided continuing care for 114 graduates of the multi-year residential program and had 106 residents enter the work out phase of the multi-year program. 99 residents participated in 86 ged classes and 50 residents took a total of 69 college courses. Trosa also had 8,777 medical appointments, 9,351 prescriptions filled and 1,103 dental appointments for fye 6/30/18.

Community Stories

6 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I struggled with a 15 year addiction to Molly and opioids. This program saved my life. It added well needed structure. They also help you after( Continuing Care) you finish the program. It will only work if you really want to change your life. A.H.

Review from Guidestar

1

Volunteer

Rating: 1

The staff treats everyone like animals. I was being harassed and stalked by a male resident, and they called me terrible names, and told me that it was my fault that I led him on. The only decent staff member there was Chris Griffith and Cathleen Cole. The women's program is so messed up.
The food that they feed us is all expired. We were made to live in housing that had mold everywhere. When we got in trouble me we were forced to clean the mold with no gloves and no protective masks.
There was a rumor that one girl had a cell phone (which was not allowed) the staff couldn't find it, so they made another gilr that was in trouble dig through the dumpsters to find it.
We were all given ridiculous amounts of psychiatric medicine. I had what is called "serotonin syndrome" from the high amounts of 5 different anti-depressants that I was on. I hallucinated all night, and had a seizure the next morning.
The "90% success rate" is a total lie. There is at least 2 people that die every month from an overdose, whether they graduated or not.

6

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I'm actually a staff member at TROSA so I don't want to misrepresent myself. I moved from California to North Carolina 9 years ago to work here. There is no place on earth like TROSA. While it isn't for everyone and is very strict and rigid, it is a lifesaver for those who really want to change their lives and are willing and able to work hard to obtain a great life for themselves. TROSA is truly one-stop-shopping. We Provide medical, dental and mental health care and treatment. We use a combination of evidence based practices in substance abuse treatment and confrontation and accountability to encourage people to live in the world and become upstanding neighbors, family members and co-workers. While some rehabilitation is practiced, there is an equal amount of habilitation. I've been in this field for many years and am so proud to say I'm part of the staff at TROSA. Sandie Alger

5

Client Served

Rating: 5

I couldn't even begin to tell you how much this organization has changed my life. From the earliest age I had been surrounded by people with drug and alcohol problems, later I went on to have the same. I had been to prison twice and was on the verge of going back for a third time. I had completely given up hope of ever getting my life together. I am now a graduate of TROSA and it is almost surrealistic at times the quality of life I now have. This is a direct result of my time spent at TROSA.

6

Donor

Rating: 5

I have followed this organization for the last 3-4 years, and have been impressed with their model of utilizing businesses as part of the therapeutic process. In addition to offsetting a majority of their operational expenses, these businesses provide valuable work experience for residents that will benefit after graduation. The leadership of the organization is passionate, informed, and engaged in the mission of rehabilitation.

Review from CharityNavigator

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Client Served

Rating: 1

they suck. they work you like dogs 16 hours a day and there is no time for therapy. love, dylan emerson

Review from Guidestar