Located in Mankato, Minnesota, House of Hope, Inc. was originally founded in 1971 as a halfway house for men. Over time, it has expanded into a full-fledged residential treatment facility including a treatment program for women. Those battling both addiction and mental health issues are also welcome to attend. Many of the programs are partially funded through the state of Minnesota and the House of Hope network of care has three different facilities in Mankato and Fairmont.
Accommodations and Food
House of Hope has two residential homes in Mankato; a 29-bed facility for men and a nine-bed facility for women. Additionally, there is a 26-bed co-ed facility in Fairmont. All bedrooms are double-occupancy and come furnishes with nightstands, dressers, wardrobes and bedding. Each home has a fully-equipped kitchen, dining and sitting rooms with TVs. The Mankato houses are home-like while the Fairmont accommodations are dormitory-like. Clients are given a temporary membership to the nearby YMCA for exercise.
Meals are provided and prepared by a team of professional chefs who serve lunch and dinner Monday though Friday. Clients prepare their own breakfast and meals on the weekends, though the food is provided and available on-site.
Treatment and Staff
Treatment at House of Hope is primarily evidence-based and includes weekly group and individual therapy using CBT. However, holistic methods are also incorporated through activities like equine therapy and yoga. Some groups are more educational and focus on life skills, employment counseling and emotional process groups. Additionally, clients much attend three 12-step meetings a week.
After the first week, clients must begin the process of looking for a job or volunteer work for up to 20 hours a week, in addition to the six hours allotted for house duties and 15 to 20 hours for treatment. As they progress through treatment, residents can apply for off-site passes for activities or to visit friends and family. General curfew is at 11 pm. For those with co-occurring disorders, additional psychiatric or medication management services are available as needed.
Many of the same services are also offered in a 10-week outpatient program in Mankato. Family and couples therapy can also be worked into treatment as necessary.
Staff consists of LADCs, Master’s-level counselors, an RN and a number of recovery advocates offering peer support.
House of Hope, Inc. offers free aftercare in the form of an hour-long, weekly continuing care group. It also provides a GED program to help residents complete their education while in treatment. Both the Mankato and the Fairmont facilities are handicap-accessible.
In all, House of Hope, Inc. is a comprehensive and flexible program with a number of treatment options for men and women in Southern Minnesota. Though primarily residential treatment, its facilities are reminiscent of sober living with residents holding outside jobs and volunteer positions. Using many of the latest evidence-based practices as well as holistic methods for treatment, House of Hope teaches life skills and provides the opportunity for clients to work towards their GED. This is a solid residential program that supports clients through all phases of recovery.
House of Hope, Inc.
1429 3rd Ave
Mankato, MN 56002
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