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Hi! My name is Mark and I want to tell you what Progress Valley has done for me AND what they are still doing for me!

Upon leaving Fairview Riverside Hospital I came to the realization that I really needed to have structure in my life and a safe, sober environment to live in while I worked on putting my life back together. Well, I found this at Progress Valley with the help of staff that I feel is “second to none.” PV staff was instrumental in my education and my growth. Following my completion of the men’s residential treatment program I moved into Progress Valley’s Sober Housing.

Because of the help that I’ve received from Progress Valley I now have a relationship with my mother and father, I am working on my relationship with my siblings and have been given the chance to rebuild a life with my wife. Progress Valley provided me with the tools and showed me that I DO have the courage to dream. And that I can work toward and accomplish those dreams! Progress Valley has given me the chance to fulfill one of these dreams—to become a culinary instructor! PV has helped me find a new way of dealing with life and provided me with the encouragement and courage to have dreams. I know that I can indeed achieve my goals! And for all of that, I am very grateful!




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Life can be hard, and the road ahead isn’t always clear. But you don’t have to walk it alone. Find your next step at Progress Valley. Contact one easy number, 952-956-3100, for new clients and existing clients scheduling their next appointment.

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Founded in 1972, Progress Valley is a Minneapolis-St. Paul area-based nonprofit provider of services for people with emotional and mental health challenges and/or substance use issues related to drugs or alcohol. Community members can find therapy and mental health counseling at our Bloomington Mental Health Clinic. Clients from all over Minnesota and the nation can find help with substance use challenges with us as well.


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