Crossroads Aftercare Program

Crossroads Aftercare Program Minneapolis Minnesota

Our mission is to restore a sense of normalcy, self-reliance and hope to adult men and women recovering from chemical dependency and/or compulsive gambling by providing affordable housing, support, and therapeutic services in a home-like setting.


Located in the downtown residential area of Minneapolis, Minn. near uptown and the Mall of America, Crossroads Aftercare Program (CAP) is a home-like residence for men and women who have completed chemical dependency treatment. The center offers therapeutic services and assists residents with employment searches. Detox is not offered on-site.


To gain admission into Crossroads, applicants must be in generally good health and have no major mental health diagnosis or criminal record of violent behavior. Applicants must also be able to work, attend school, or volunteer full-time. Crossroads accepts referrals from residential, outpatient, or relapse treatment facilities.

Crossroads offers a low-structured program that includes individual, group, and family counseling. Counseling includes feelings groups for men and women, recovery support groups, mindfulness and meditation, family meetings, and an alumni association. Crossroads’ website states its on-site counseling and meetings are designed to create a comfortable and supportive environment.

Residents typically stay seven months but may stay anywhere between one to 24 months. Crossroads does random alcohol and drug testing as well as testing when there is suspicion of use.


The executive director and senior addictions counselor of Crossroads are both licensed as alcohol and drug counselors. Crossroads’ staff includes additional licensed counselors as well as therapists and group facilitators.


Crossroads accommodates 56 beds, with 21 double-occupancy rooms and 14 single-occupancy rooms. Single-occupancy rooms are awarded to clients with seniority.

All rooms are furnished with a private bath and shower, dressers, upholstered chairs, nightstands and lamps, a storage cabinet, a 10-cubic-foot refrigerator, and an air conditioner. The facility comes equipped with local telephone service and free Wi-Fi.

Rooms in the facility include a kitchen, three lounges with cable TV, a lobby with a glassed-in atrium, an exercise room, free laundry facilities, and free parking.


Two of the three alumni polled by to date rated Crossroads poorly, with one awarding the facility one out of five stars for treatment effectiveness, accommodations and amenities, and meals and nutrition. Both criticized the director, with alum D.B. faulting them for the facility having more male than female residents. Alum Kyle found Crossroads’ cost of living too high, describing the building as “an old motel from the seventies.”

Alum J.T. rated Crossroads better, giving the facility five stars in categories including staff support, cleanliness, and counselor services. But they only gave one star in categories such as alternative approaches and exercise options.

Reviews elsewhere online were mostly positive. Crossroads received an average 4.8 out of five stars from six Google reviewers to date.[1] All but one of the reviewers gave the facility five stars, with three of the reviewers citing the helpful staff. Alum Nathan wrote that Crossroads set up a payment plan so he could pay for his treatment, writing: “which can make it a less stressful ordeal.” Robert added, “It’s really cool that no matter what, even after not having lived there for 3 years, I still know the doors open.” Additionally, a single rating to date on the facility’s Facebook page, which which Crossroads may manage, was for five out of five stars.[2] Alum Bo said, “This place gave me the opportunity and the tools to put my life back together as a young man.”


Payment is $730 per month, with a $160 deposit. Public insurance is accepted.


Reviews about Crossroads Aftercare Program

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  • I believe my stay here was absolutely critical in helping me kick my addiction. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. The rooms are about the size of a dorm and you'll have a roommate for your first few months there but you can upgrade to a solo room as they become available.
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    neeed time to fine myself and be surrounded by others who struggle and have found a better way
    Program is not structured. Staff works 1/4 of business. Director needs to retired; not current on what 2016 recovery programs require. Director doesn't prefer female residents; program had between 5-6 women all times. Male residents make up 90% population. Don't waste your time if you looking for a healthy recovery environment.
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  • I stayed at Crossroads from July-October 2015. I found accommodations to be extremely overpriced for what was being offered. The building is an old motel from the seventies and you live in a tiny room with another person for $710.00/mo.Seriously? I could afford my own apartment for that price! The in-house 'counseling' at Crossroads is basically totally useless and the place has a creepy unexplainable vibe to it. The building isn't exactly located in the best part of town and I could see and hear sketchy characters milling about the parking lot area late at night. My experience at Crossroads certainly was not all bad and there were some great people but I believe that the cost of living is far too high at Crossroads- especially for people trying to get on their feet and overcome addiction. It was disheartening seeing people unlike myself who struggled to pay and endure the duress doled out by the megalomaniacal director!