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Adult Rehabilitation Center

The Salvation Army Minneapolis Adult Rehabilitation Center is a free, long-term, residential rehabilitation program, providing services in the areas of alcohol and drug addiction recovery. Up to 130 men can be served at any given time, with graduation after six to 12 months.

The center is open to men throughout Minnesota and beyond and is one of 120 Salvation Army Rehabilitation Centers in the U.S. It has been operating in the Twin Cities for nearly 100 years.

Program Overview

Within a Christian atmosphere and philosophy, the center offers men the opportunity to regain their self-respect and acquire the life skills needed to take their rightful place in society.

The rehabilitation process is intensive and requires a strong commitment by the residents to the full six-month term or longer. The center is not a temporary shelter or a place to stay while seeking employment.

Conditions of Admission

Admission is voluntary, and individuals must meet the following conditions:

  • Male and 21-years of age or older
  • Willing to admit the need for rehabilitation to overcome his problems
  • In good physical health and willing to participate in the entire program, including work therapy
  • Willing to commit to a six month (26 week) period of rehabilitation
  • Free of intoxicating drugs, including alcohol, upon admission and expressing a desire to rebuild a lifestyle free of chemical  dependency
  • Willing to submit to random drug tests

Read the full conditions of admission. For intake, please call ahead and speak to someone in persom at 612-332-5855 ext. 140. An interview is necessary prior to admittance.

Typical Day

The men receive education, counseling and spiritual support at night. By day, they perform volunteer “work therapy” for 40 hours per week, mostly distributing clothes, furniture and other donations to Salvation Army Stores.

The program teaches men how to change their lives to become productive citizens in the community, better fathers and husbands in their homes, and valued employees in the work place.

Services

Our staff is a team of professionals, working together to provide the highest quality in rehabilitation services. Service include:

  • Individual and group counseling
  • Christian education, guidance and 12 step groups
  • Chemical dependency education
  • Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous
  • Relapse prevention classes
  • Anger management
  • Life management
  • Work therapy (8 hours/day, 5 days/week)
  • GED classes and testing
  • In-house step study
  • Recreational activities
  • Breathalyzing and random drug screening

We make every effort to bring about total recovery with a positive after-care support plan tailored for each individual. The goal is re-entry into society with sufficient supports for maintenance of sobriety and growth.

Program Cost

There is no fee involved to enter the program and no one will be turned away because of lack on income. Because of the intensity of the program, residents are not permitted to hold outside employment.

The main funding for the program is The Salvation Army Stores in the Twin Cities area. Materials which are donated by the community are collected and sorted before distribution to the family stores. The income generated by the sale of these items supports the rehabilitation program. There are no government, city or United Way funds used in the operation of the program.

For those men who do have income, we request that they pay a nominal fee to help defray the cost of room and board during their stay.

Location and Details

The Adult Rehabilitation Center is located in Minneapolis at 900 N. 4th St., Minneapolis, Minn., 55401. The phone number is 612-332-5855.

In June 2014, the Adult Rehabilitation Center had a transition in leadership. Majors Jerry and Vangie O’Neil are leading with a new vision for the rehabilitation program. Meet the Majors and read about their vision.

Testimonials

Hank’s Story

The Adult Rehabilitation Center program focuses on all aspects of a healthy life. I received much needed help and guidance physically, emotionally and spiritually. With Christ as a base to draw upon, I was encouraged to learn how to manage my life in a more acceptable and enjoyable manner.

Existing strengths were tuned and new skills were developed as my troubles with alcohol were addressed. I look forward to a new life and renewed relationships without alcohol clouding the rest of my life.

Jim’s Story

Jim Paige woke up in a St. Cloud hospital with a tube down his throat, clueless about how he’d gotten there. The doctors later told him that his blood alcohol concentration might have been .7.

“At .4 is usually when death starts occurring,” said Paige, 45. “But I wasn’t concerned about death. I’d tried killing myself plenty of times before.”

It was fall 2012. Six years earlier, Paige had a family, big house, and a six-figure job as a patent attorney. But all of those things were gone now. Read his full story of recovery.