Messages from our President, CEO: Dennis Parnell Opening of our Outpatient Facility
The Healing Place has been providing peer driven long term residential services since January of 2001. During that time we have been very successful in our mission to assist homeless individuals with alcohol and drug problems to “Find their Way Back”. Along with our community partners, we have been able to reduce the homeless population by 25%. Considering that the overall population in Wake County has grown 45% that constitutes an approximate 50% drop in the number of un-sheltered homeless individuals on our streets. Considering that these numbers continue to climb in other cities around the country, these numbers take on real significance.
As the current year is rapidly coming to a close, it is natural to take some time for individual reflection on not only the events of the world, but more intimately the circumstances and times of our own lives. There are the joys of new births in our families as well as the sadness of saying goodbye to some of the people we have loved. This inventory always reminds me that ultimately it is my choice to assign whatever meaning or value any particular event holds for me. What ultimately emerges is a true sense of gratitude
We are looking forward to serving a greater number of our fellow citizens, but even more importantly, bringing caring, considerate and highly effective and affordable services to our families and friends. Please watch our website www.hpowc.org for more details and join us in spreading the good news.
President & CEO
The Healing Place of Wake County