Healthy living, personalized recovery plans, and the caring support you need to get your life on track—that’s what you’ll find at Recovery Is Happening. We are dedicated to helping you reach your fullest potential and forever leave behind the damage and despair of addiction.

Recovery Is Happening (“RIH”) is one of Minnesota’s leading non-profit, full-service Recovery Community Organizations. Founded in 2011, we mobilize and develop resources within and outside of the recovery community in public education, policy advocacy and is a peer-based recovery support service.

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    Healthy living, personalized recovery plans, and the caring support you need to get your life on track—that’s what you’ll find at Recovery Is Happening. We are dedicated to helping you reach your fullest potential and forever leave behind the damage and despair of addiction.

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Every Child Matters! September 30th is Orange Shirt Day

Every Child Matters! September 30th is Orange Shirt Day
Orange Shirt Day, or National Day for Truth and Reconciliation or National Day of Remembrance, is observed yearly on September 30 in Canada and the United States. This year (2022), Recovery Is Happening's Peer Recovery Support Specialist and Annishinaabe woman from Sagkeeng First Nation, the Eagle Clan, Maria Sontag, shared ...
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2022 Rally for Recovery 5k

2022 Rally for Recovery 5k
What a beautiful event! A great time was had by all at our Rally for Recovery 2022 5k Walk/Run. Thank you to all who participated, and to our donors and sponsors! (Be sure to check out the video below the photos, too!) ...
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Programs and Services

Peer Recovery Support

Peer Recovery Specialists help a person become ready and willing to enter recovery by helping the person explore their options for recovery. Peer Recovery Specialists ask questions, offer insight, and help service recipients as they become whole, resourceful, and capable of choosing what is best for them. Peer Recovery Specialists

Telephone Recovery Support

Recovery Is Happening has been providing Telephone Recovery Support (TRS) calls to individuals that are in or seeking recovery from substance use challenges since 2014. TRS is an innovative, peer-to-peer support service. Staff and trained volunteers that are in recovery themselves, make weekly calls to “check in” on their recovery.

Chemical Health Assessments

Recovery Is Happening provides confidential Chemical Health Assessment, On-Demand.  Time is of the essence for those suffering from substance use challenges and at Recovery Is Happening we utilize the window of opportunity by removing the barriers that keep people from seeking help. Our assessor is available for walk-in assessments at

Strong Start Housing

In partnership with the local recovery housing organizations, our Strong Start Housing program provides rental assistance to people accessing Peer support or Intensive Outpatient Treatment from Recovery Is Happening. To qualify for participation in this rental assistance program, you must live in recovery housing and work with a Recovery Is

Leadership

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Jenna Christensen

executive director

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Cheryl Otto

Lead Peer Recovery Specialist