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Family-Centered Recovery

For adults with children, it is not just about their own recovery, but the well-being of the entire family. Research has shown that keeping families intact during recovery treatment has positive outcomes for all involved. Parents are more motivated to stick to their treatment plan when their children are still with them. And children who stay with their parents during recovery experience less trauma.

The Family Recovery Project welcomes parents with children of all ages, women or couples who are pregnant, as well as caregivers with children in their custody. Through the Family Recovery Project, you’ll receive outpatient treatment with lodging, so you can maintain custody of your children. You’ll also receive a variety of services to meet the complex needs of your entire family system. All of this support is available at no cost to you.

Start with a walk-in assessment

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Health & Wellness

Primary Care and Mental Health Services for both parents/caregivers and children

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Outpatient treatment with lodging. A safe, supportive place for the whole family to live 

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Keep your family intact during recovery 

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Get support from compassionate and committed staff with similar life experiences, other parents in recovery, and peer recovery programming 

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What is the experience like?

Recovering from substance use disorder is challenging enough, without the added worry that you could lose custody of your kids, or not have a place to live tomorrow. As a participant in the Family Recovery Project, you’ll live in your own apartment with your children and any other members of your household. This may include co-parents and grandparents. You will be in a safe, stable community with other families with children. 

We work closely with both agency support staff and your family members, to offer the best services for you and your children. Services include healthy meals, medical and mental health support for adults and youth, child care, early childhood education, parent education, and more. 

Having these supports and safety nets for your family can give you peace of mind, so you can fully focus on your recovery. 

In addition to the Family Recovery Project for parents of all genders, RS EDEN also offers recovery support specifically for Women with Children.

    Available Services

    • Group and individual mental health services
    • Primary care services, including medication-assisted treatment
    • Peer support services 
    • Independent living skills training
    • School readiness, in partnership with PICA Head Start and early childhood education programs
    • Minneapolis Public Schools programming
    • Healthy meals 
    • Community-building activities and field trips; summer programming for kids
    • Necessities like winter coats, shoes and school supplies

    Program FAQs

    Here are some answers to a few Frequently Asked Questions about the Family Recovery Project. 

    You won’t pay anything. We’re here to serve everyone, regardless of income. If you have insurance, our program will bill insurance for your care. If you don’t have insurance, we’ll help get you enrolled with insurance to pay for your care.

    How long the program lasts depends on the level of need. Some families stay with us for just a few months, others stay for much longer. We will work with you and your family, Child Protection (if they’re already involved), and other stakeholders to make sure you’re set up for long-term success on your recovery journey.

    Please bring your ID, any medications you are prescribed, doctor's orders, a copy of insurance (if you have it), and any discharge paperwork you may have from a hospital or other setting.

    We also recommend that you bring personal items like clothing, hygiene products, pictures of family or friends, spiritual items, and any other objects that will bring you joy and comfort in your new home. There is limited space for personal items, so please be selective in what you bring.

    Yes. RS EDEN believes that family and friends are critical to a successful and lasting recovery.

    In our outpatient with lodging program, you will continue to live with and care for your children. Your team will work with you to set up additional visits with loved ones, and to incorporate them into your treatment.

    Yes. RS EDEN's substance use disorder treatment programs have a Medical Director (a physician) and registered nurses. Our medical staff supports Medication-Assisted Treatment, medical health conditions, mental health conditions, and your overall continuity of care.

    Recovery Locations for Families with Children

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    Outpatient Treatment

    614 Grant Street, Minneapolis, MN 55404
    Serves both caregiving and non caregiving adults

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    Lorraine Apartments

    2310 Portland Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55404
    Serves approximately 16 families with parents of all genders

    The Family Recovery Project 

    is made possible by a $3.5 million grant from the
    Behavioral Health Division of the Minnesota Department of Human Services.

    This project aims to reduce barriers to substance use treatment, specifically for parents who face racial disparities, individuals who are pregnant or have children, people living in areas with treatment deficits, and those involved with the justice system.

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    Other grantee recipients from this special DHS funding include Ramsey County's Mothers First and Avivo

    Walk-In Assessments Are Available

    Direct Access to Comprehensive Assessments, both walk-in and by appointment, are available at:
    1025 Portland Avenue South
    Minneapolis, MN 55404
    Or you can call our Intake Line at:

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