"There comes a point where we need to stop just pulling people out of the river. 

We need to go upstream and find out why they're falling in."

                                                                                                                                        --Desmond Tutu

We Are You...Commonality Is Our Core


An organization built for those struggling with addiction, trauma, mental wellness and recovery issues, run by those who have lived experiences in all these areas...State Certified as Peer Support Specialists, ready to provide support, guidance and education. To you, your family, and our community, in safe and non-judgmental spaces throughout Minnesota.

Self-Directed, Peer Supported, Strengths-Based


Mutual support—including the sharing of experiential knowledge and skills and social learning—plays an invaluable role in recovery. 

People encouraging and engaging other people in recovery and providing each other with a sense of belonging, supportive relationships, valued roles, and community. 

These we believe to be the building blocks of Recovery: 

Build Connection. Foster Purpose. Inspire Hope.

Why We Do It? Simply, Connection.

Making human connections

Recovery provides the essential motivating message of a better future—that people can and do overcome the barriers and obstacles that confront them. It not only benefits individuals by focusing on their abilities to live, work, learn, and fully participate in our society, but also enriches the texture of American community life. Hope is internalized; but can be fostered by peers, families, friends, providers, and others. And building the 'Heart and Mind Connection' is the catalyst of our process.

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This organization is a public charity described in Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3). All funds received are used for one or more of the purposes specified in section 170(c)(2)(B) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 or corresponding provisions of any subsequent federal tax law. EIN: 82-3459881