MN Transition Coalition News -March 21, 2022

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Judge Stephenson's Men's Group Meetings

Judge Stephenson's Men's Group will resume meetings at our new location on Wednesday March 16, 2022 @ 6:00pm. The Men's Group is now being held at the Midway YMCA located at 1761 University Ave. West St Paul MN 55104. If there are further questions please contact me at 651-238-6119 or

The following are the remaining Group dates for 2022.

March 16 & 30, 2022

April 13 & 27, 2022

May 11 & 25, 2022

June 8 & 22, 2022

September 28, 2022

October 12 & 26, 2022

November 9 & 23, 2022

December 7 & 21, 2022

Work group reviewing Minnesota’s sober housing programs

The Minnesota Legislature has asked the Minnesota Department of Human Services to “study and make recommendations regarding the potential oversight of sober housing programs for people with substance use disorders” (SF 873).

In partnership with community members and providers, the work group will make recommendations to the Legislature in the following focus areas on or before Sept. 15, 2022:

  • Increasing access
  • Promoting person-centered practices and cultural responsiveness
  • Potential oversight of sober housing programs
  • Providing consumer protections for individuals in sober housing programs with substance use disorders and individuals with co-occurring mental illnesses

In addition to the participation of residents and former residents of sober housing programs, their families and substance use disorder providers in Minnesota, other organizations participating in the work group include the Minnesota Society for Addiction Medicine, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI MN), the Minnesota Association of Resources for Recovery and Chemical Health (MARRCH), the Minnesota Association of Sober Homes (MASH), and the National Alliance for Recovery Residences (NARR).

Upcoming work group meetings are scheduled from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. on the following dates:

  • March 29
  • April 26
  • May 17
  • June 14
  • July 12

If you would like to offer opinions or questions about sober housing programs, please send an email to If you want to participate in or observe the work group meetings, please email Neerja Singh at


FY 2022 Second Chance Act Community-based Reentry Program

Opportunity ID O-BJA-2022-171031
Solicitation Status Open
Fiscal Year 2022
Closing Date May 23, 2022
Posting Date March 16, 2022
Solicitation Type Competitive Deadline May 19, 2022, 8:59 pm Eastern
Application JustGrants Deadline May 23, 2022, 8:59 pm Eastern

Through this program, the Bureau of Justice Assistance is seeking applications for funding under the Second Chance Act (SCA) to provide grants to nonprofit organizations and Indian tribes to provide reentry services and programs. This program furthers the Department of Justice's mission by reducing recidivism and facilitating the successful reintegration of individuals returning from incarceration.

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Minnesota Training Partnership is Hiring

MTP is seeking a full-time hybrid (remote/onsite) project manager to prepare women of color, low-income women, and women over the age of 50 years, working closely with our community and union partners, to launch their career pathway and advance within the manufacturing and construction industries, earning high wages with benefits in secure union jobs.

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Fergus Falls

Little Falls



Silver Bay

St. Paul


Glen Creek Lodge Residential Program has Immediate Openings

Call 952-894-7722

Glen Creek Lodge offers gender-responsive and trauma-responsive residential treatment with fully integrated substance use, mental health and psychiatry services.  

Glen Creek Lodge is designed to create a peaceful setting where men can begin to heal. The program offers a safe, structured and supportive environments with curriculum developed specifically for men. Everyone in our programs receives individualized, personal attention and customized treatment plans that meet their goals as they become a member of a healing community.

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The Recovery Academy -

Highly Structured Supportive Living Program for Men

The Recovery Academy offers a highly structured supportive living environment for men with substance use and/or mental health disorders. Many of our clients have struggled with addiction since adolescence and may have tried to recover a few times already but have always fallen back into the same destructive patterns. Some have co-occurring mental health disorders like depression or anxiety that can complicate the recovery process. Unlike other sober living programs, The Recovery Academy considers the whole person as an individual with unique circumstances, needs, and goals when providing care and support.

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RS Eden has Direct Access to Comprehensive Assessments - in-person and virtual without a referral - walk-in and by appointment

WALK-IN ASSESSMENTS:  MONDAY – FRIDAY, 9:00AM – 5:00PM at 1025 Portland Avenue; near downtown Minneapolis.

Recovery Services Admissions Team:  612-338-0723

For 50 years, RS EDEN has supported individuals with substance use disorders, with a person-centered approach to meeting unique needs.

RS EDEN’s mission is to create thriving, just communities where healing occurs and new beginnings are possible. Our services include individual and group counseling, relapse prevention, medication-assisted treatment (MAT), health care, independent living skills, and more; all delivered in a trauma-informed environment. Our team of skilled professionals and peers has extensive experience working with diverse and complex challenges, focusing on the strengths of every client.


Our residential treatment program, Eden House, (1025 Portland Avenue, near downtown Minneapolis) is a modified therapeutic community, utilizing trauma-informed, culturally-responsive, cognitive behavioral approaches to empower change. Our distinct men’s and women’s programs provide gender-responsive and gender-affirming care, while recognizing that no single person’s journey is the same.


We have availability! Successful recovery requires a home. RS EDEN’s two gender-affirming outpatient programs include housing, a critical step after intensive, residential treatment, or coming directly from the community.

Our women’s program welcomes children! Supporting mothers while they continue parenting, RS EDEN clients receive treatment with an array of case management and wrap-around services to for the entire family.


From one hour a month to 30 hours a week, our outpatient programs will adapt to meet your needs. The time a person spends in outpatient treatment is a partnership between the client and our team.


Knowing a person who is successful in their recovery is life-changing. Embedded within all levels of care are peers who have lived experience with substance use disorders, who know your challenges, and can walk alongside you to overcome them.


Our assessors prioritize connection. We provide in-person and remote assessments to help shape your recovery journey. There is no referral needed obtain an assessment. RS EDEN is here to help you, your family, your friends, and your community. It is never too late, or too early, to seek help. In partnership, RS EDEN builds new beginnings.


Homeless veterans' group plans to build affordable housing for vets in north Minneapolis

Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MACV) wants to expand options for minority vets.

MACV wants to expand options for Vets of color. The Hennepin County Board approved the sale of the forfeited property in north Minneapolis to MACV for $58,588 at their last meeting. We will partner with other groups to build four-bedroom homes for Veterans who face homelessness or barriers for mainstream housing. It's been a long time since MACV purchased land for housing in Minneapolis. Read more here.