Western North Carolina


Western North Carolina

The Center for Trauma Resilient Communities | Crossnore, (CTRC) launched the Western North Carolina Trauma Resilient Communities Project (WNC-TRC Project) with the generous support of Dogwood Health Trust. The project began its first year of implementation in the Fall of 2022, and envisions its work as a multi-year effort to embed and embody the science of trauma resilience with both individuals and organizations in Western NC.

The WNC-TRC Project is working with existing resilience collaboratives and partners in three counties – Henderson, Polk, and Transylvania – to enhance their resilience efforts through additional training, organizational capacity building and coaching, and implementation support. Twelve backbone organizations (BBA) in these three counties are working individually and together as a learning community to develop and cultivate a core set of resilience building blocks.

Leaders and team members of these agencies will build trauma-informed knowledge, skills, behaviors, and trauma-responsive environments. This leads to positive systems change, renewed wellness, energy and purpose for program participants, community members and the caregiving professionals serving in these agencies. The WNC-TRC project is an opportunity to co-create a culture of hope, as communities heal together.

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