Family Programming

Programs for Minnesota Families of Residents in our long term drug treatment and recovery program

MnTC offers free Family Programming throughout the client's recovery program. Family Programs are designed to impart knowledge and skills commonly needed in families of a person in recovery.  Family participation increases the likelihood that their loved one will remain sober after they graduate.  

Not long ago, MnTC commissioned a survey of recent graduates. Our grads indicated that “family problems” were the #1 factor that led to relapse!  Those who had remained sober said “family” was second only to “staying connected to God” as the most helpful factor in maintaining their sobriety. 

These findings impress upon us the tremendous power of family relationships in a person’s pursuit of sobriety. In light of this reality, we’ve begun devoting more attention to our clients’ families. Our family programming currently consists of four primary opportunities on the Minneapolis campus:

Family Transformation Day

Designed to help families acquire insights and skills that can help them better understand and improve their relationships with each other, increasing the likelihood of successful recovery from addiction.  

  Who: For Level 1, 2, 3, and 4 clients and their families
  When: First Saturday of each month (unless noted otherwise) 9:00 to 10:45 a.m.
  Where: Stevens Chapel  3231 1st Ave South, Minneapolis

Family Ministry Night

A monthly evening of worship, preaching, and prayer for clients and their families, giving them the opportunity to experience God and one another more deeply and redemptively. 

  Who: For Level 1, 2, 3, and 4 clients and their families
  When: First Sunday of each month (unless noted otherwise) 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.
  Where: Stevens Chapel  3231 1st Ave South, Minneapolis

Family Counseling*

Ongoing opportunities for clients and one or more of their family members (which may also include your child’s other parent, if you’re no longer together) to sit down with a trained marriage and family counselor and process through concerns, issues, and/or challenges together (e.g. communication, conflict-resolution, overcoming the past, trust, forgiveness, boundaries, parenting/co-parenting).

* Currently only available for teen clients in the Minneapolis program

  Who: Teens in any level
  When: There is a waiting list – get your name in ASAP if you desire to participate! Session day, time, and frequency negotiable (required once per month for teens)
  Where: Portland Building  1619 Portland Ave South, Minneapolis

Always check our Events Calendar to ensure programming is scheduled before coming.