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NUWAY cited in article about 2218, a historic recovery landmark

The Phoenix Spirit

The Phoenix Spirit article “Come Home to Where Recovery Began: 2218 Alano Society of Minneapolis,” discusses the role of the Alano Society as the progenitor of NUWAY. NUWAY Alliance Chief Community Relations Officer, Monique Bourgeois, is quoted as saying “NUWAY is inextricably connected to 2218. In the mid-1960s, members of 2218 saw a need for individuals coming out of treatment from places like Willmar State Hospital, Mission Lodge and Hazelden and who were struggling to remain sober. A common thread amongst these individuals was the lack of safe sober housing. Members of 2218 decided to do something about it by opening one of the first halfway houses for alcoholics in the entire country.”

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