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Progress Valley

Progress Valley provides a continuum of recovery support services, which encourages and guides individuals to lead responsible, fulfilling, chemical-free lives.

Mission Statement
Review Completed: 1/26/2012
8030 Old Cedar Ave., South, Suite 229
Bloomington, MN 55425
Phone: 952-374-5540 ext 101
Fax: 952-374-5543
EIN 41-0979451
Principal Staff Susanne Lambert, Executive Director
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE) 25
Number of Volunteers 5
Number of Clients Served 410
Affiliations Rule 31 License (through the Minnesota Department of Human Services)
Donated Goods Accepts donated goods
Tags / Keywords Treatment & Prevention, Nonprofit Services
General Information
Board Chair Cathy Hart
Number of Board Members 9
Board meetings with quorum 4
Average Member Attendance at Board Meetings 7
Publicly Available Documents Most Recent 990
Most Recent Audit
Progress Valley's gender specific programs, dual diagnosis treatment and the expectation that clients have a job, volunteer or go to school during treatment make us a unique treatment center. Progress Valley serves approximately 325 clients throughout the year in our gender specific residential programs and sober housing services. We are one of only 20 treatment centers in Minnesota which provide gender specific programming. Only 20% of all treatment centers in Minnesota are licensed to provide dual disorders treatment, Progress Valley is one of those centers. In November and December, 2011 an outside consultant conducted focus group discussions wtih clients, former clients, staff and referring agents as part of our strategic visioning process. Progress Valley was praised for the quality of its staff and their responsiveness to clients' needs in the creation of truly individualized treatment programs. Referring agents consider Progress Valley to be their first choice as they refer clients to treatment. In 2010, approximately 55% of clients successfully completed treatment and based on 6 and 12 month follow up interviews, 65% will maintain their sobriety. Ninety-seven percent of our clients indicate satisfaction with Progress Valley's services and would refer others to our services.
Current Goals
As Progress Valley enters its 40th year of service, it is nearing the completion of a new strategic vision for the organization. This process has resulted in a new vision, “Sustaining Life-Long Recovery and Building Healthy Communities”. This new vision responds to recent research which supports a view of substance abuse as a chronic disease that is not cured, but rather as a disease to be attended to throughout the abuser’s lifetime. To fulfill this vision, we will continue to move our services from a more typical medical model emphasizing cure, to a model emphasizing individualized recovery in a long-term, sustained and holistic service focus. We will expand existing programs for our clients to more fully integrate our mental health services into the overall treatment services we offer, increase our alumni activities, provide on-going recovery coaching and develop community education programs for friends, family and the broader community. Over the next year, we will increase the number of clinical staff, including mental health therapists and nursing staff. We will add a recovery coach and alumni coordinator. In order to accommodate an increase in personnel, we will remodel our existing men’s residential facility. For the long term, we will need to consider the development of a new campus for our men’s residential and sober housing services. And, we will need to remodel our women’s residence. During 2012, we will work with a developer to identify sites, develop a budget for expansion and begin work on a capital campaign.
Community or Constituency Served
Progress Valley serves women and men over the age of 18 who suffer from substance abuse.
Geographic Area Served
Primarily residents of the Twin Cities metropolitan area, but also throughout Minnesota and nationally.
Impact and Programs

3 Year Average Expenses

Program Services: $1,362,984 91%
Management: $134,951 9%
Fundraising: $0 %

Unrestricted Net Assets

2010 2009 2008
End of Year: $3,289,472 $3,218,354 $1,301,600
Beginning of Year $3,218,354 $2,952,307 $1,024,624
Difference $71,118 $266,047 $276,976
Unrestricted Net Assets (End of Year), Current 990 $3,289,472
Based on information provided on 2008 to 2010
From the Charity Progress Valley is committed to providing innovative & effective services, outstanding customer care, and maintaining the highest degree of accountability. We are proud to have received the highest level of accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Faciilities and the Charities Review Council Seal.
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