Our recovery focused mission values:
Northwest Residence, Inc
Community Options, Ltd: Community Options Fridley LLC and Community Options St. Paul LLC
Supportive Living Services, Inc
Behavioral Health Care Services for Adult Persons with Serious Mental Illness
Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) – Psychosocial Rehabilitation Program: Intensive Residential Treatment, Assertive Community Treatment, Case Management, and Supported Living
While recovery has a very personal definition for an individual, as a service provider, the programs reach their mission when individuals served:
- feel successful and satisfied in their chosen education, work, and living environment
- develop emotional and daily living skill mastery
- demonstrate increased role functioning in aspects that are important to the individual
- report a sense of satisfaction in his/her quality of life
In the very beginning (1982), Northwest Residence, a residential treatment program, opened with a celebration of a hard won legal battle with the City of Brooklyn Center. The Minnesota Supreme Court up-held an Appellate Court ruling requiring the City to issue a Conditional Use Permit. After two years of dealing with the “Not in my back yard” phenomenon, residential treatment services for adult persons with a serious and persistent mental illness began. Today, the program serves ten individuals and offers intensive treatment programming.
In 1986, history began to repeat itself as Community Options Fridley, also a residential treatment program, began the process of gaining a Conditional Use Permit in the City of Fridley. Community Options won on the District level and the Permit was issued. Today, as the only intensive residential program in Anoka County, Community Options Fridley serves nine individuals.
In 1990, Supportive Living Services began as an in-home base service. Services were designed without walls and mental health practitioners brought services to consumers’ home or work.
Community Options Fridley
Today, through Assertive Community Treatment and Ivy Apartments, a supportive housing unit, Supportive Living Services provides services to Hennepin County citizens.
In 1996, Community Options St. Paul defied our history by opening within five months of contracting with Ramsey County. The agency serves fourteen individuals in the intensive residential program. An in-house apartment training unit and extended care services are open to persons served who, upon discharge, would benefit from a continuance of the care offered by the extended care team. A limited number of subsidized master lease apartments are available.
Community Options St. Paul