MetroHope Recovery Ministries is a 501(c)3 organization based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. MetroHope opened in 1926 as a rescue mission that provided a gospel service, a meal and a sleeping mat for men. In the 1930s it expanded and became the first residential program for alcoholics in the upper Midwest. Our Mission Statement says, "We are a restorative recovery ministry providing real help and lasting hope in a grace-filled environment through Jesus Christ." Our Purpose Statement says, "We provide separate Christ-centered long term residential ministries for men and women with children who are seeking freedom from the shackles of addiction. These mentored programs emphasize a unique restorative process that cleanses the body, clears the mind, changes the heart and saves the soul."
MetroHope’s program for men, called New Hope Center, serves up to 53 in a 5-7 month program. The environment of this facility is intentionally personal and men can progress through the program at their own pace. Phases of this program are Assessment, Healing, Equipping, Finishing and Transitioning. MetroHope values the influence that men have on their families and society, so it focuses its programming on freedom from addiction, the path to purity, healing from past hurts, developing character, Bible study, smoking cessation support and more. New Hope Center boasts weekly individualized Case Management, 24/7 on-site staff, nursing assistance, help with transportation and a Christian 12-step group as part of the aftercare program.
Healing House, MetroHope’s program for women, opened in 2006 and serves up to 20 mothers and 24 children in a 9-18 month program. Comprehensive case management specializes in helping to advance the process of reunification for women on Probation/Parole or who have an open Child Protection Services case. Programming includes Biblical parenting classes, on-site individual, group and family therapy, weekly Christian 12-step group, and core classes focusing on issues of addiction, codependency, self-worth, healing damaged emotions, Bible study and more. Healing House also provides assistance with transportation and on-call medical services as well as 24/7 on-site staff that help mothers with appropriate discipline, meal time and bed time routines and age-appropriate activities with children. Pre-school children attend our Child Development program, while school-aged children typically attend Hope Academy, a nearby urban Christian school.
Coming in 2014, MetroHope is excited to open a thrift store with the name FOUND! In addition to providing additional revenue for our residential programs, the thrift store allows us to launch an employment readiness program called MetroHope WORKS! The curriculum used in this program will teach our residents both hard and soft skills, while supervising them will give us an opportunity to be a job reference as they pursue long-term employment. The store will be comprised of both old and new items and have a vintage and industrial chic feel that appeals to its South Minneapolis neighborhood. We are seeking individuals who have the ability to volunteer, donate items and shop!