Watson Gloves and Vallen have partnered up to support TROSA, an innovative, multi-year residential therapeutic program based in Durham, North Carolina, which helps individuals with substance use disorders become healthy, productive members of their communities. Each day, TROSA gives more than 500 substance abusers the tools and support they need to thrive and succeed through comprehensive treatment, experiential vocational training, education, and continuing care. Through the partnership of Vallen, Watson Gloves has donated over 7,000 pairs of gloves to TROSA. These gloves will go to great use for the residents in the program.
There are many facets to the TROSA program, including counseling and mentoring, education, and continuing care. But what makes TROSA extraordinary is their work-based vocational training they provide to their community. Especially during a time like this where people are facing hardships, TROSA dedicates themselves to not only getting people back up on their feet but also back to work. TROSA has established numerous social enterprises, such as TROSA Moving and Storage, TROSA Lawn Care, and TROSA Thrift Store. Through vocational training, residents in the program can employ their skills and training in these social enterprises and contribute to the workforce.
“The vocational training boosts individual confidence and self-esteem, fosters a sense of community and shared responsibility for personal and group success, prepares people to compete in today’s job market, generates revenue to support the program, and keeps the organization running. Employment is a major factor of sustaining a life of recovery.” – TROSA
Their exemplary work in and out of their social enterprises is highlighted in the awards they have won. Recently in 2020, they were voted ‘Best of the Triangle’ for several different categories: Best Nonprofit in Durham County (TROSA), Best Moving Company in the Triangle (TROSA Moving), Best Landscape Company in the Triangle (TROSA Lawn Care), and Best Furniture Store in the Triangle (TROSA Thrift Store).
Thanks to the donation of 7,000 gloves, the hands of the TROSA community can be kept warm and safe. “With the pandemic going on, times are tough and donations are down at this time, so organizations, such as TROSA, are in dire need of help,” Kasey Whitman, President of Watson Gloves stated. “Watson Gloves is extremely proud to donate over 7,000 pairs of gloves to help out.”
Watson Gloves is always committed to giving back to the community, and we’re glad that our donation is going to an important organization that has been positively changing the lives of those with substance abuse for over 20 years.
To learn more about the impact TROSA has made on the lives of over 8,000 men and women, read the inspiring Graduate Stories of members who recovered from substance abuse thanks to the TROSA program. To learn more about how you can support their program, click here.
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