Progress Valley - Men's Program in Minneapolis, MN

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(3.6 of 5)
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3033 Garfield Avenue South
Minneapolis MN 55408

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Dual Diagnosis/ Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment, Family Program

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Located in Uptown, a popular commercial district in southwestern Minneapolis, Minn., Progress Valley Men’s Program offers outpatient and residential care to men struggling with addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders. The average stay lasts 90 days.


Individualized to each client, treatment is 12-step based and includes regular Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings, one-on-one counseling, group therapy, family counseling, medication management, case management, educational lectures, and community referrals for additional support after treatment.

A variety of treatment groups throughout treatment is hosted at Progress Valley. There is a weekly relationship group, which helps clients develop healthy communication and a strong support system, as well as a men’s recovery group. The latter addresses issues specific to men, including cultural stereotypes about men and how to express emotions.

Progress Valley’s co-occurring disorders program is based on a curriculum developed by Dartmouth Medical School with Hazelden. The program teaches clients ways in which they can manage their recovery and prevent relapse.

After a couple weeks in treatment, residents are expected to obtain and maintain employment, volunteer in the community, or attend school for a minimum of 30 hours per week. Following residential treatment, clients may transfer to outpatient relapse prevention groups, or move into sober living homes.


The treatment team includes licensed alcohol and drug counselors, nurses, master’s level mental health therapists, and a continuing care counselor. According to the facility’s website, some of the staff members are awake and available for clients 24 hours per day, seven days per week.


Clients live in 20 modest dorm-style beds and eat chef-prepared meals together in a dining hall. Meals are mandatory. For residents with jobs, a prepared brown bag lunch is provided. Cell phone use is allowed, but only during specific times of day. Residents must obey a curfew and participate in regular cleaning tasks to maintain their living environment.


Review coverage of the Men's Program is limited. The two alumni reviews for the program to date provide mixed feedback. Alum Robert spoke highly of the staff, writing to “I was fortunate enough to be assigned a excellent councilor who took the time and put forth the effort for me to get on the right path,” however also gave one-star ratings for Progress Valley’s exercise options and holistic treatment offerings.

The other anonymous reviewer noted that the lodging is “pretty cramped,” before adding that “This is a great place to stay sober and continue treatment, especially if you are tyring to go back into the work force.” They rated the program's affordability highest at a perfect five stars, followed by family participation and cleanliness at four stars.

On CiteHealth to date, one anonymous alum rated Progress Valley a perfect five stars.[1] They praised the staff for teaching them important recovery tools, writing: "The tools that were taught to me during my stay help me everyday, not just with my sobriety but with everything I deal with on a day to day bases."


One loved one to date gave the facility five out of five stars for treatment effectiveness, the level of family participation, and the staff’s level of experience and training. The reviewer added: “I think it was a great place run by people who strongly believe in the cause. It was a godsend for my bro who needed to change his life and did.”


Progress Valley accepts private insurance, the State of Minnesota Chemical Dependency Consolidated funding, and Rule 25 state funding. Financial assistance is also available to clients who qualify, when it is available. Additionally, Progress Valley accepts private payments.


Published on July 2017

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Connecting with my brother on a very personal level. He didn't believe that treatment would be effective for him. It seems as though they could have used better funding. I think it was a great place run by people who strongly believe in the cause. It was a godsend for my bro who needed to change his life and did.

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Location in the city Small groups lodging is pretty cramped This is a great place to stay sober and continue treatment, especially if you are tyring to go back into the work force

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I was fortunite enough to be assigned a excellent councilor who took the time and put forth the effort for me to get on the right path.

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