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Progress Valley - Men's Program

3033 Garfield Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55408
The Progress Valley Men’s Program provides a safe, sober, structured environment for men while in the process of putting their lives back together. Residential clients receive comprehensive, intensive chemical and mental health treatment that includes one-on-one counseling, individualized treatment planning, group therapy, family programming, medication monitoring, case management, and community referrals.

Facility Highlights

  • Case Management
  • Medication Monitoring
  • Family Programming


  • Family Program

    Research shows that the odds of successful, sustained recovery from addiction are far higher when family members and loved ones are involved in treatment. Drug and alcohol addiction often have genetic roots, whether related to substance abuse, mental illness or both. Family dynamics also play a role and, often, family members are the first to realize a loved one has developed an addiction. Also, it’s important for family members to understand and embrace the lifestyle changes that are required to sustain recovery.
  • Dual Diagnosis/ Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment

    These two terms describe a person who is not only addicted to drugs or alcohol, but also has a mental or emotional illness, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc. Facilities that treat patients with dual-diagnosis or co-occurring disorders provide psychiatric treatment in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation services.

Facility Settings

  • Average Location/Amenities

Meet the Staff

  • Susanne Lambert, MA
    Susanne Lambert, MA Executive 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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Located in Uptown, a popular commercial district in southwestern Minneapolis, Minn., Progress Valley Men’s Program offers outpatient and residential care for men struggling with addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders. The average stay in residential care is 90 days.


Individualized to each client, treatment is 12-step based and includes regular 12-step meetings, one-on-one counseling, group therapy, family counseling, case management, educational lectures, and community referrals for additional support after treatment. Clients are also connected with a senior peer for additional support.

A variety of treatment groups throughout treatment is hosted at Progress Valley. There is a weekly relationship group, which helps clients develop healthy communication and a strong support system, as well as a men-specific recovery group. The latter addresses issues specific to men, including cultural stereotypes about men and how to express emotions.

Progress Valley’s co-occurring disorders program is based on a curriculum developed by Dartmouth Medical School with Hazelden. The program teaches clients ways in which they can manage their recovery and prevent relapse. Medication management is also available to address psychiatric symptoms.

After a couple weeks in treatment, clients are expected to obtain and maintain employment, volunteer in the community, or attend school for a minimum of 30 hours per week. Following residential treatment, clients may transfer into the outpatient-based relapse prevention group, or move into sober living homes**.


The treatment team, some of whom work 24/7, includes licensed alcohol and drug counselors, nurses, master’s-level mental health therapists, a cook, chemical dependency technicians, and a continuing care counselor.


The facility features 20 modest, dorm-style beds, and clients eat chef-prepared meals together in a dining hall. The communal meals are mandatory. For clients with jobs, a prepared brown bag lunch is provided. Cell phone use is allowed, but only during specific times of day. Clients must obey a curfew and participate in regular cleaning tasks to maintain their living environment.


The two alumni polled by Rehabs.com to date provided mixed feedback of the Men's Program. Alum Robert spoke highly of the staff and rated the facility four out of five stars in cleanliness and its visitor policy. Yet he also rated Progress Valley only one star for its holistic treatment offerings and exercise options.

The other anonymous reviewer noted that the lodging is “pretty cramped,” before adding: “This is a great place to stay sober and continue treatment, especially if you are tyring to go back into the work force.” They rated the program's affordability highest at a perfect five stars, followed by family participation and cleanliness at four stars. However, they rated its counseling, exercise, and leisure options only one star.

On CiteHealth to date, one anonymous alum rated Progress Valley a perfect five stars.[1] They praised the staff for teaching them important recovery tools, writing: "The tools that were taught to me during my stay help me everyday, not just with my sobriety but with everything I deal with on a day to day bases."


The one loved one to date rated the Men's Program a perfect five stars in treatment effectiveness, family participation, and the staff’s level of experience and training. “I think it was a great place run by people who strongly believe in the cause. It was a godsend for my bro who needed to change his life and did,” the loved one wrote.


Progress Valley accepts private insurance, State Medicaid insurance, and Rule 25 state funding. Financial assistance is also available to clients who qualify, when it is available. Additionally, Progress Valley accepts private payments.

[1] http://citehealth.com/reviews/11600

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