People interested in joining the program are urged to register by phone at 612.787.4056. After attending a one night orientation session, participants may request a group that will better fit their schedule.
Total cost of 18-week baseline program is $300 ($15 per session, except $30 for orientation and completion night). If the participant is able to pay the program fee in full within the first few sessions, they will receive a $30.00 discount. Payment plans are negotiable.
Limited scholarships are available for those who qualify. Scholarship applications that are received without verification (i.e. Pay stubs, letter from GA, SSI, and SSDI worker) will not be considered.
Insurance does not cover us as we are an educational program not a therapy based program.
Eligibility: Programs are not offered to people under the age of 18. We have separate programs for men and women.
Men's Assualtive Behavior Group Schedules (participants meet in group once per week):
- Monday 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
- Wednesday 9:00 AM to 12:00 noon
- Thursday 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
- *Orientations for men are usually the second Monday of each month from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Women's Assualtive Behavior Group Schedules:
- Tuesdays from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
- *Orientations for women are available once a month in the beginning of the month. Call for available dates.
Further Preparation for a Non-Violent Future:
- Aftercare is available during these times as well. The aftercare series cost is $3.00-$5.00 per session depending on income. We recommend that participants attend approximately 6-12 sessions.
- Short-term counseling is offered to individuals who have been involved in our program and might benefit from this continued learning process. These individuals are to be making progress in the program and that staff deem ready for individual work.
Information for Referrals:
- Our program works as a team, so any member who answers the phone should be able to assist you.
- If we terminate a client due to absence or policy violation, we will accept them back into our program with referral source approval. However, the client must restart the orientation, unless otherwise noted.
- It is helpful in assessing clients to have any policy reports, case plans, chemical assessment, and/or mental health information that is available.
- Please keep us posted if the clients re-offends, has special needs (i.e. needs tutoring or assistance with forms), or is poor standing with their caseworker.
- As a general rule, progress reports are made to the referring agency once a month either as an individual report or as a group report if more than one participant is from the referral source. Both are negotiable. Reports include time attended, absences, fees owed, comments and concerns. Completion or termination of the reports are sent out as the participant completes the program or is terminated.