| Extended Care (Halfway House) Programs
Passages for men and Journey Home for women and their children are halfway homes that offer both halfway house programming and an extended care track.
Journey Home for Women
Journey Home is a residential facility providing primary chemical dependency programming and housing for chemically dependent women and their children. It is a structured, recovery-focused setting for women ages 16 and older who are referred to us after the completion of primary chemical dependency treatment.
Photo tour of Journey Home
Goals of Journey Home
Journey Home provides an atmosphere where women can realize their own potential and can work to foster healthier relationships with their children. Women are encouraged to identify and develop their strengths so they can live rewarding, chemically free lives.
Women attend structured programs covering such topics as parenting skills, spirituality, relapse prevention, relationships, self-esteem and mental illness/chemical dependency education. Employment, money management, and housing are also included in each client’s assessment treatment plan.
Mothers receive parenting support through our parenting education, infant bonding classes, toddlers group and individual counseling. Journey Home parenting counselors assist mothers with enrolling their children in school and in working with the schools.
Journey Home provides a group day care program licensed by the state. When not in day care, mothers are responsible for supervision of their children.
Journey Home is sensitive to the multicultural needs of the women and children who reside with us. Ethnic-specific parenting support and resources are added as the need arises. Support is currently available for Native Americans and African Americans, however Journey Home seeks to make women from many backgrounds feel welcome the minute they step into
our facility. A quilt with a border of multi-ethnic children graces the main wall in the entry area. Additionally, artwork and artifacts from various cultures adorn the fireplace mantel, walls, shelves, and offices throughout the building. And finally, a “Cultural Opportunities” bulletin board keeps all residents informed of what’s up and coming in the world of ethnic diversity at Journey Home.
More detailed information about our cultural support services
is available upon request.
These enriching activities are made possible, in part, by a grant from the Chemical Health Division of the Minnesota Department of Human Services.
Assessment and Intake
In order to participate in Journey Home, women must have a referral by a treatment center counselor, social service agency, physician, psychologist or psychiatrist. Self referral or referral by family members also is acceptable.
To be admitted to Journey Home, each potential resident must participate in an intake interview, secure funding prior to admission and send necessary medical records.
Intake interviews are conducted at Journey Home for local clients and for those who easily can come to St. Cloud. Telephone interviews may be done with those unable to come to Journey Home for a personal interview.
Journey Home is located in a new, one story building at the edge of a residential area in east Sauk Rapids. A nearby bus line provides easy access to all parts of the city.
Photo tour of Journey Home
The staff at Journey Home provides individual and group counseling in addition to 24-hour supervision of clients. Staff is available to assist clients with issues that arise in daily family life. Clients are encouraged to work with each other to create a sober, supportive environment for themselves and their children.
The daily rate includes room, board and program costs; medical costs are not included. Insurance and assistance programs may cover some of the costs. Journey Home administration can check into this for you if needed.
Journey Home is licensed by the Minnesota Department of Human Services under Rule 31 as a 68-bed residential program for chemically dependent women and their children. Children ages 12 and under may join their mothers at Journey Home. We have a day care license and are licensed by the Minnesota Department of Health as a supervised living facility.
1485 10th Avenue NE
Sauk Rapids MN 56379
(320) 259-4565 fax
Passages for Men
Passages is a residential facility that provides both extended care and halfway house programming for chemically dependent men ages 18 and older. The program is a structured, recovery-based program designed to provide a transition for men completing a primary chemical dependency treatment program.
Photo tour of Passages
Passages' halfway house program emphasizes attaining job skills and/or pursuing educational goals. Men in this program must attend five hours of structured programming each week, including group sessions, individual counseling, job skills training and special needs of men in recovery.
In the extended care track, the men spend 15 hours a week in structured programming. In addition to the components listed above, the program includes family counseling, anger management, living skills and special issues appropriate for recovery.
Assessment and Intake
To be referred to Passages, a client must have completed primary treatment. Referrals to Passages can be made by counselors from social service agencies, treatment centers, court systems, physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists or members of the recovery community. Self-referral or referral by family members may also be appropriate.
The daily rate includes room, board and program costs; medical costs are not included. Insurance and assistance programs may cover some of the costs. Passages administration can check into this for you if needed.
Passages is licensed by the Minnesota Department of Human Services under Rule 35 as a residential program for chemically dependent men ages 18 and older. It is licensed as a supervised living facility by the Minnesota Department of Health.
121 Park Avenue South
St. Cloud MN 56301
(320) 259-8959 fax