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.
ABOUT CROSSROADS AFTERCARE PROGRAM
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.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
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.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
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.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Two of the three alumni polled by Best-rehabs.com 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. 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. 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.