A FAMILIAR PROBLE
Since the early days of Mn Adult and Teen Challenge nearly 30 years ago, our state’s problem with chemical dependency has evolved and expanded. The addiction epidemic is not concentrated in one area of the state, but an analysis of the number of residential treatment openings (per capita by region) clearly shows that Southeastern MN remains an underserved area, and with the increasing prevalence of opiate-based addictions, the need for both short and long-term programs is projected to dramatically increase.
A COMMUNITY’S REQUEST
Over the past few years, Rochester community members have reached out to MnTC requesting that we open a program in the Southeastern region offering our unique range of residential programming. More recently, several factors came together making it possible for us to be able to give a positive answer to their appeal. We began to make a plan for a Rochester program.
1530 Assisi Drive, Rochester, MN (the former Samaritan Bethany Height Nursing Home).
WE CAN’T DO IT ALONE…
Generous donors have stepped forward to purchase the 50,000 square foot building, and now our goal is to remodel and install furnishings to make a welcoming, healing place for 100 men recovering from addiction.
The remodeling requirements include:
• remodel of kitchen
• chapel area and cafeteria
• lighting, new flooring throughout
• new paint throughout
• new offices, conference and common areas
• laundry facilities, guest bathrooms and meeting rooms
In addition, we hope to secure needed first-year operating funds to provide for recovery services and programs.
If you would like to support this project, we would love your help. Contact Cynthia Betz at Cynthia.email@example.com, or 612-238-6183 for more information, or to make a donation.