TROSA Celebrates Expansion Groundbreaking

Since its founding in 1994, TROSA’s Durham campus has served over 9,000 individuals seeking treatment for substance use disorder. The opioid epidemic continues to create tremendous demand for affordable, effective long-term substance abuse treatment programs in North Carolina. Due to the success of the first campus in Durham, the North Carolina General Assembly has supported the creation of a second, 200-bed campus in Winston-Salem.


Groundbreaking Ceremony Highlights

Highlights from TROSA’s groundbreaking ceremony, featuring interviews with TROSA staff, TROSA residents, and distinguished speakers  and supporters who helped to make this special day possible.

TROSA has secured a long-term lease on a facility owned by Forsyth County for the Triad campus, and in summer 2021 will begin construction on housing and dining facility improvements in preparation for serving residents. The new campus anticipates serving individuals in 2022. The first construction and renovation phase is projected to be completed in 2022 and will bring capacity of the second campus to more than 100 beds. TROSA will then begin the second phase of this effort that will expand capacity to 200 beds.

“This is the first time TROSA is expanding beyond its Durham campus,” says Keith Artin, TROSA President and CEO. “My predecessor, TROSA’s Founder Kevin McDonald, took his own experiences with addiction and recovery and created TROSA. Thanks to Kevin’s heart, mind, and sheer force of will, he built TROSA to be the award-winning treatment program that it is today. Since our founding in 1994, we have served more than 9,000 men and women looking to change their lives–from all 100 counties in North Carolina–out of our main campus in Durham. We look forward to helping more North Carolinians in need of cost-free and long-term treatment.”

TROSA has also secured a lease for a 40,000 square-foot commercial property in Winston-Salem for a thrift store that will open in 2022. The thrift store will provide marketable vocational training for residents and will serve as a social enterprise to help fund the program.

This expansion is made possible thanks to generous lead support from the North Carolina General Assembly, the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, and Peter J. and Prudence F. Meehan. Additional generous support provided by the following foundations: Golden LEAF Foundation, Truist Charitable Fund, Hanley Family Foundation, and The Winston-Salem Foundation. TROSA is also thankful for the endorsement and support of Forsyth County and the Winston-Salem City Council. MHAworks, CT Wilson Construction and Coulter Jewell Thames, PA are leading the project’s construction and site development.