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Why Support Minnesota Charities That Help with Addiction and Mental Health?

Because you’ll change lives! A gift to Progress Valley is a gift that rebuilds the community … one life at a time.

Progress Valley’s guiding force is to help people help themselves. Your donation will support our clients’ personal growth. It will help them to assume responsibility for their financial, social, physical and emotional behavior. It will give them a lifelong foundation of positive self-esteem.

Will you help today to put someone on the path to recovery from addiction and mental health issues?

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Trustworthy for 50 Years

Founded in Minnesota in 1972, Progress Valley has been a leader among charities that help with addiction and mental health concerns. Human dignity is at the forefront of all our individualized programs. We offer a full continuum of gender-specific services. We provide a welcoming, supportive and structured environment where clients can learn and heal from mental health challenges and the chaos of drugs and alcohol.

Your gift — of any size — helps make recovery from substance use and mental health challenges possible. Your contribution will be put to work immediately on behalf of deserving men and women who are ready to embrace accountability in their journey to recovery. It will be used to help them to, as our founder said, “make progress out of the valley of addiction.”

When we were looking for a site to launch the program, I drove out along the Minnesota River to the Shakopee Valley. The sight of the river valley struck me for a lot of reasons. It reminded me of the progress through the valley of tears. Also, accepting progress, slow and patient, instead of demanding perfection is part of AA’s Twelve Steps.

Gerald Rauenhorst, founder

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Progress Valley is a trustworthy Minnesota charity that helps with addiction and mental health challenges. Learn more about other ways to donate to Progress Valley today or plan a legacy gift for tomorrow.

They Believed in Me

“This is a good program for people who are trying to get better. When no one believed in me, they did, and now I am a new person. Progress Valley really works.” — Progress Valley alum

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Start your journey here.

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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