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Progress Valley Inc

1100 East 80th Street , Bloomington, Minnesota, 55420
At Progress Valley Women’s Program, our approach is women-centered and incorporates the experience and knowledge of women in recovery. This means issues concerning relationships, self-esteem, sexuality, spirituality, and trauma are dealt with in an understanding, compassionate, and empathetic manner in a safe and nurturing community environment. Our goal is to empower each woman to make positive changes in her life.

Facility Highlights

  • Community Referrals
  • Case Management
  • One-on-One Counseling


  • Holistic Therapy

    Facilities that offer “holistic therapy” see and treat patients in the context of their entire lives and health status. They treat the “whole person,” not just the addiction.
  • Eating Disorder Treatment

    Many mental health professionals view eating disorders (including anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder, along with other dysfunctional eating patterns) as a food addiction – in that food is used in ways other than as fuel or a source of pleasure. Some, but not all, addiction treatment programs include eating disorder treatment as part of the service menu. Also, an eating disorder may be a dual-diagnosis or a co-occurring disorder with drug or alcohol addiction.

Facility Settings

  • Average Location/Amenities

Meet the Staff

  • Susanne Lambert, MA
    Susanne Lambert, MAExecutive Director
    Member of PV team since 2005. BA Degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice (Gustavus Adolphus College) and MA Degree in Organizational Leadership through Augsburg College (MAL Program). 30+ years clinical and administrative experience in the community corrections and recovery fields.
  • Jennifer White, MA, LADC
    Jennifer White, MA, LADCDirector of Programs
    Member of PV team since 2005. BA Degree in Psychology (University of Minnesota), Certificate in Alcohol and Drug Counseling & Education, and MBA through Carlson School of Management. 15 years experience in recovery field.

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Progress Valley is a nonprofit that has been providing treatment for substance misuse and dual diagnosis since 1972. Today, the organization provides gender-separate residential facilities for men and women, plus outpatient care and transitional living facilities, and is among the 42.4 percent of Minnesota-based rehabs that operate on a private nonprofit basis.

The Progress Valley Women’s Treatment Center (PVWTC) is located in a leafy area three miles northeast of central Bloomington, Minnesota. The center offers residential and outpatient treatment for women. The average length of stay is 90 days, placing the facility in the 29.2 percent of Minnesota rehabs that provide treatment lasting longer than 30 days, as well as the 42.1 percent that offer treatments specifically for women.


Programming is individualized and uses a variety of modalities, including the 12-Steps and evidence-based practices. The co-occurring disorders program is based on a curriculum developed by Dartmouth Medical School and the Hazelden Foundation, which is designed to teach clients techniques for managing their mental health disorder alongside their recovery.

Clients spend 15–30 hours per week in programming, including individual, group, and family therapy as well as mandatory self-help meetings and work with a 12-step sponsor. Medication management services are also available.

Programs are tailored to meet the needs of women in treatment, with groups on topics such as developing healthy relationships, self-care, body image, and cultivating spirituality, as well as a special emphasis on addressing issues around sexuality and trauma (placing the facility among the 29.2 percent of Minnesota-based rehabs that offer dedicated services for treating trauma).

After three weeks in treatment, residents are expected to obtain and maintain employment, volunteer for 20 hours per week, or attend school.

Aftercare options consist of outpatient services and an alumni network that brings former clients together through newsletters and events.


The Women's Program treatment team includes licensed alcohol and drug counselors, registered nurses, master’s-level therapists, and a nurse.


The Women's Program offers a 32-bed facility in an attractive brick building sited near a large park. Clients eat healthy meals together in a communal dining hall. Cell phone use is permitted, but only during specific times of the day. The facility is tobacco-free, and residents must not smoke or use electronic cigarettes or chewing tobacco inside. All residents have a curfew.


"The program provided me with the tools I needed to stay sober," wrote Janel, the single alum polled by Rehabs.com to date, giving the facility a perfect five-star rating for its treatment effectiveness and indicating that she's been sober for almost a decade since attending PVWTC. Secondary sites offer stellar feedback on the women's program, with two five-star ratings, both left on Google with no accompanying commentary.[1]


The single family member polled by Rehabs.com to date also gave mostly positive feedback, awarding PVWTC five stars for its treatment effectiveness and cited "Responsibility" as a facility strength.


"The changes in patients are amazing... It works," was the glowing appraisal of the one staff member polled by Rehabs.com to date. Secondary sites yielded stellar feedback, too. To date, the Women's Program has one five-star review from a staffer posting on Indeed, who wrote: "Great job and co-workers... Able to help clients every day. Felt like I was giving back to the community by working there."[2]


Progress Valley accepts private insurance, Medicaid (which is accepted at 52.5 percent of Minnesota-based facilities), and Rule 25 state funding. Financial assistance is available to clients who qualify.

[1] GoogleReviews
[2] https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Progress-Valley/reviews?fcountry=US&floc=Bloomington%2C+MN

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