A Holistic Approach to Your Recovery

If you’re visiting us today, you or someone close to you is likely dealing with a substance use-related illness. It is our goal to help you reach your recovery goals and live a healthier life. As part of the Haven at Blue Creek experience, evidence-based treatment is emphasized with a dedication to creating lasting wellness. Our team provides expert guidance through an immersive peer led 12-step healing curriculum.

Residential Care for People in Early Recovery

Haven at Blue Creek (HBC) is a place of love and support for individuals and their families suffering from the chronic disease of addiction.

HBC’s programs and facilities are designed for healing in safety – a place where dignity matters for our clients and staff. HBC is a place where residents can experience growth, transformation, and the miracle of recovery.

Our team provides expert guidance through an immersive 12-step healing curriculum. As part of our individualized recovery plans, we center on each client’s faith and shape a path forward.

Clients and their families can begin a new life in recovery with the information and skills we provide them during their stay.

Treatment Works

Addiction treatment is not quick or easy. It requires patience, time, and a lot of love and acceptance to begin the recovery process. Through decades of practice, the method that has provable success is the 12-step program. Haven at Blue Creek offers a comprehensive 12-step program in a safe, protective environment with a staff that is trained in trauma-informed care. Each participant is afforded the respect and dignity they need to focus on their recovery and on building a solid foundation for the life ahead. In addition, HBC provides complementary therapies that allow each person to explore new skills, develop new coping strategies, and practice being the best version of themselves.



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We could use your help at HBC

Would you like to volunteer your time to help with our services 

Are you looking to join the HBC family and have the skills and/or credentials to help or work with us 

Do you or your company have the capacity to donate services in kind, financial contributions for scholarship, or campus building donations (art, fountains, buildings, and more) 

HBC will need community assistance in many ways as we develop our 250-acre campus to serve individuals and families experiencing substance use disorders and other underlying behavioral health disorders. 

If you or someone you know has time to volunteer, a specific skillset or credential that would help us serve our future clients or developing campus; or the capacity to donate, find donors to assist in the campus naming and building, please contact us at info@havenatbluecreek.com  



Colleen and Rich Balot recognized a significant need for quality addiction treatment in Eastern North Carolina. They were motivated to create a safe-haven treatment center that would be unique to the area. The project was deeply personal to the couple; they were driven by a desire to provide this valuable resource to people in need in their community. They identified a beautiful parcel of land in Grimesland, NC that was available, investigated and assessed the property, and proceeded to purchase it. The newly founded Haven at Blue Creek project commenced in (month) of 2019.


As the Balots proceeded to turn their vision into a reality, they discovered there were roadblocks at the state legislature level in the form of licensure restrictions for substance use disorder treatment facilities.  The Balots were undaunted; they lobbied North Carolina Governor Cooper, who supported amending the 2021 State Medical Facilities Plan to remedy its shortcomings. With the amendment passed, the project could acquire the necessary behavioral health bed licenses for the eastern region of North Carolina.  Additionally, North Carolina is a “Certificate of Need'' state for healthcare, which assures the right numbers of licenses and services are in place for regions of the state. So the Balots assembled a team to demonstrate the need for substance use disorder treatment in Eastern North Carolina and submit the necessary application for Haven at Blue Creek.


In May 2021, the team submitted the Certificate of Need application to the North Carolina Health and Human Services Division. The state awarded the certificate to Haven at Blue Creek in September 2021.  The Balots selected architectural and building teams who completed the development of Haven at Blue Creek drawings in October.  In celebration of the success of their vision, on October 30, 2021, Mr. and Mrs. Balot hosted in their own home a “Party with a Purpose” - a black-tie masquerade that officially unveiled the Haven at Blue Creek campus. Over 250 people were in attendance at the joyful event, including Congressman Stephen Murphy.

Stay tuned for our building updates in 2022!

Haven at Blue Creek

Personal, Passionate and Committed to Your Recovery

Created from experience, dedicated to building a safe, supportive, and transformative space for others to find recovery.

Rich and Colleen Balot are deep into a thorough development
of Haven at Blue Creek. This substance use disorder campus is being thoughtfully developed from the ground up, with both best practices and the needs of Eastern North Carolina top of mind. What will result from their commitment to this project is a much-needed addition to the community that promises recovery for many and positive growth for the entire region.

Our Community, Our Family.

The Balot’s have a home-grown passion for this project decades in the making. Colleen and Rich Balot are long-time residents of Greenville, graduates of East Carolina University, and active members of the Greenville community. If being “green-blooded” could be said about a family so rooted in this community, then the Balot’s are proud to be so.
Rich Balot started his first business as a teen here at DH Conley High School, followed by a second at the age of 19 while a freshman in college. The Balot’s now own multiple businesses in Greenville, which have added 500+ jobs to the region in the last 12 months alone — a figure which is among their greatest rewards from the experience.

Our Plans

A safe Haven to support
and encourage healing
and recovery.

A safe haven to support and encourage healing and recovery

Open aired and expansive, the campus is a serene and carefully planned campus where healing happens.

Haven at Blue Creek is nestled on a 300-acre land parcel amid beautiful rolling farmlands on the outskirts of Greenville, North Carolina.

The Haven at Blue Creek campus is both calm and private, boasting three reflective bodies of water and an abundance of privacy afforded by a wooded perimeter. Initial construction of the campus has begun, with a Spiritual Renewal Center and athletic facilities, including an Olympic-sized pool, already completed.



Our Goal

Donations will support programs for the community-based treatment center looking to offer world class treatment to anyone seeking recovery.

A Scholarship fund to support individuals and families who have no insurance, or are under-insured, will be an ongoing priority for Haven’s fundraising programs. Focused gifts can be developed to meet your heart felt interests from naming opportunities to sponsoring a program for someone in need. Please contact us for more information on the programs, team, facility, and outreach.


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