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Cause Area

  • Community
  • Crisis Support
  • Employment
  • Health & Medicine
  • Homeless & Housing


1900 Chicago AvenueMinneapolis, MN 55404 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Avivo increases well-being through recovery, employment, and career advancement. Avivo is formerly known as RESOURCE.


Avivo, formerly RESOURCE, provides a full spectrum of chemical and mental health services, career education, and employment services. Our paired services lay a foundation of health, and social and economic wellness, that transforms lives.

We specialize in helping individuals and their families who face complex barriers to success - poverty, homelessness, unemployment, chemical addiction or mental health concerns. Avivo helps more than 18,000 people each year achieve recovery, employment, and economic advancement.

Since 1960, Avivo (formerly RESOURCE) has helped individuals transform their lives, particularly people who face significant and multiple challenges to self-sufficiency. This includes poverty, racism, physical and mental health concerns, homelessness, substance abuse, little or no education, outdated work skills, limited English language skills, and more.

From its start as a vocational rehabilitation services provider in Minneapolis, Avivo now offers chemical and mental health services, career education, and employment services at 25 locations, in the Twin Cities metro, St. Cloud, and Princeton.


Would you recommend Avivo?
2 reviews Write a review
by Tara H. from Loma Linda, CA (December 4, 2012)
I had the best volunteering experience of my life with the EAC. Mainly because I developed such critical resume writing skills while working with the welfare to work program. Staff were friendly and helpful, willing to work with me throughout the learning process I was committed to.// Samantha Sleeman, the volunteer coordinator who I worked with, was very patient with me. Although I wasn’t skilled enough to volunteer in my initial interest activity, she worked with me to find something more suitable and just as interesting! A volunteer match maker!!
by Chloe R. from Minneapolis, MN (January 4, 2010)
I will never donate any time, or items there again. I am very disappointed with the way I was treated and everything else. I felt a little disrespected as far as the looks I received and everything else. I would not recommend this organization because they make you feel little and not thankful at all. I will donate my time and effort to some place that I feel it is appreciated instead of the way we were treated coming in. In my opinion, they can treat people better when they walk in the door instead of looking at them like they don't belong. I WILL NEVER donate or volunteer here again. The receptionist had no idea what I was bringing in along with the security guard and acted as though I were an idiot for bringing it there. I would actually give them less than a star! VERY DISAPPOINTED WITH THIS ORGANIZATION.

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