Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey to Attend NUWAY’s
3R’s Counseling Center Open House May 11
Contact: Monique Bourgeois, 651-964-3680
May 10, 2018/For Immediate Release
Minneapolis—Mayor Jacob Frey will be among the visitors to the 3R’s NUWAY Counseling Center open house at noon-12:30 p.m. May 11 at its new space at 1404 Central Ave. N.E., Minneapolis 55413.
Previously located at 2220 Central Ave. N.E., the center moved to better serve clients with substance use and mental health disorders. The new center will serve up to 200 clients per day.
“We are grateful to have Mayor Frey visit us and recognize the important role 3R’s Counseling Center plays in NUWAY’s ability to serve its mission of providing extended, co-occurring substance use disorder and mental health treatment for individuals in supportive environments,” said David Vennes, NUWAY’s Executive Director and CEO.
“The Mayor will see how the new facility gives us more flexibility and room to serve our clients,” Vennes continued. The community is welcome to the open house from noon to 2 p.m.
The 3R’s stands for Recognition, Rehabilitation and Recovery.
“NUWAY’S treatment programs are individualized to meet the needs of each client,” Vennes explained. He pointed out that once clients complete high-intensity residential treatment, there is a big demand for extended treatment.
The 3R’s Counseling Center is one of three NUWAY outpatient counseling centers using the R.I.S.E. (Recovery in Supportive Environments) model of care. The other two centers are in South Minneapolis and St. Paul.
NUWAY is the only provider of the R.I.S.E. model which removes the housing barrier that so many clients face early in recovery.
“Clients are able to focus on the management of their recovery and build a foundation for long-term recovery because NUWAY is able to provide access to safe, recovery-focused housing,” Vennes said.
(NUWAY partners with independently owned and run recovery residences throughout the Twin Cities to help its clients access housing while attending outpatient treatment.)
At present, NUWAY serves over 650 people per day at three intensive outpatient counseling centers and two residential centers in the Twin Cities.
In 2016 NUWAY opened an outpatient counseling center in the historic Snyder (Pillsbury) mansion at 2118 Blaisdell Ave., Minneapolis. The house was built in 1913 for John Pillsbury Snyder, and his wife Nelle, who had survived the sinking of the Titanic in 1912. In 2017 NUWAY opened its third outpatient counseling center in the former United Family Practice site adjacent to Mancini’s Char House in St. Paul.
About NUWAY: NuWay House, Inc. (NUWAY) is a private, non-profit serving women and men recovering from substance use and mental health disorders since 1966. It is the first organization in the nation to offer the Co-Occurring Disorders Program (CDP) that was created by the Dartmouth Medical School in association with the Hazelden Foundation. The goal of their services is to enhance clients’ recovery through understanding substance use and mental health disorders and NUWAY believes that substance use and mental health disorders require equal levels of intervention. NUWAY has served more than 40,000 men and women in recovery over the past 50 years.
For more information: www.nuway.org