The MirIAM: Self-Sustaining Detox and Rehabilitation Center in Eastern North Carolina

Tami Thomas, a retired narcotics detective with 30 years of experience, has opened the MirIAM, a financially self-sustaining women's detox and rehabilitation center in Carteret County, North Carolina. The MirIAM believes that every woman has the ability to achieve her independence from addiction. They offer a small, home-like environment that fosters learning in innovative ways. Support for residents includes: group and individual substance and alcohol abuse therapy, life skills, creative arts, family programs, and recreational programs.

The four revenue-generating businesses at the MirIAM consist of soft-shell crab processing, a vegetable farm, a tilapia farm, and chicken/egg production. The revenue from selling these resources along with the proceeds from the MirIAM's Treasures Thrift Store in Morehead City and the financial support of many individuals all help make the MirIAM Detox and Rehabilitation Center a reality. 

Visit Tami's website here and check out her media coverage here.

This project proposal was funded Spring 2016.