About Us

TROSA Leadership

Photo: TROSA founder Kevin McDonald. Kevin is in recovery himself and founded TROSA after battling his own addiction.


TROSA History

TROSA was founded in 1994 with Kevin McDonald at the helm and just $18,000 in the bank. Durham County Commissioners showed their support by voting unanimously to lease the Old North Durham Elementary School to TROSA for $1 per year and the Durham Chamber of Commerce provided a grant to help start our program. In order to provide vocational training and generate additional revenue, Kevin began a potato peeling social enterprise and later a moving service. 

TROSA’s full name is “Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers, Inc.”, though we have grown to serve and benefit individuals far beyond the Triangle, North Carolina region.


TROSA has nearly 80 staff members led by seasoned professionals and a volunteer Board of Directors. Nearly 70% of our staff are graduates of residential therapeutic recovery programs.

Annual Reports

TROSA and its staff members have been recognized nationally, regionally, and locally for their commitment to the community. TROSA is proud of our impact. Please click here to view our annual reports.


Read our current and past news items, sharing TROSA campus events and achievements.


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