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Unity Healing Center


448 Sequoyah Trail Dr.
Cherokee, NC 28719

PO Box C-201
Cherokee, North Carolina 28719

Telephone: 828-497-1800
Fax: 828-497-1845

Unity Healing Center provides a long-term intensive residential treatment program for youths ages 13 up to 17 years old and offers the following services:

  • Individual Counseling
  • Group Counseling
  • Substance Abuse Education
  • Adventure Based Counseling
  • Academic Education
  • Cultural & Spiritual Programs
  • Family Counseling
  • Medical & Dental Care
  • Follow-Up & Continuing Care

Unity Healing Center is a sixteen-bed coed facility. Services are provided in a home-like environment; a place of healing where the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs of each resident are addressed. The average length of stay is between 80-90 days depending upon the resident's needs. The treatment program incorporates the 12 Step Program of Recovery with the uniqueness of Native American culture.

Mission Statement

Unity is dedicated to breaking the cycle of addiction and restoring hope and wellness to Native American youth, their families and communities.

Vision Statement

Unity Healing Center will always be committed to helping Native American youth and their families gain freedom from addiction and other life-negating problems. We will guide our clients to healthy sustainable lifestyle transformations by addressing their physical, emotional, spiritual and cultural needs through the philosophy of the 12 step program, evidence based treatments and by providing a safe haven to engage in activities that will allow them to develop their individual strengths.


  • Team Work
  • Unconditional Positive Regard
  • Integrity
  • Dedication
  • Cultural Awareness
  • Personal Growth
  • Quality Individualized Holistic Care
  • Safe Nurturing Environment
  • Sustained Recovery

Admission Criteria

Clients must:
  • Be an enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe
  • Must have a diagnosis of substance abuse or dependence
  • Be 13 to 17 years old at the time of admission
Unity Healing Center, Regional Youth Treatment Facility
The Healing Circle at Unity Healing Center
Resident bedroom at Unity Healing Center
Classroom at Unity Healing Center
Counseling room at Unity Healing Center
Large multipurpose room at Unity Healing Center
Multipurpose room at Unity Healing Center