Mission: Avivo increases well-being through recovery, employment and career advancement. Our vision is of a community free of economic and health disparities. We are committed to undoing racism and reducing disparities experienced by the people we serve.
Results: In the past year, Avivo helped increase wellness for more than 4,200 men and women through our chemical and mental health services. Over 4,300 individuals found employment and more than 2,800 were able to exit welfare thanks to our employment and career education services.
Target demographics: Avivo serves nearly 15,000 Minnesotans each year, helping them achieve recovery, employment, and economic advancement. Founded in 1960, Avivo provides chemical and mental health services, career education, and employment services. We specialize in helping individuals and families who face personal or systemic barriers – poverty, homelessness, joblessness, chemical addiction or mental health concerns – achieve recovery and economic stability. We believe everyone deserves the chance to live well and work well. For more information, visit avivomn.org.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 15,000 individuals
Geographic areas served: Twin Cities Metropolitan Area, Princeton, and St. Cloud, Minnesota
Programs: Chemical and mental health services, housing support, employment services and career education (training).
I have been volunteering at Resource Inc. in family group, celebrating families program and the child development area for the last 2 years. I have seen first hand the positive impact these programs have on families. Alot of the clients are single women with children trying to make a better life for themselves and the lives of their children. Resource, Inc. provides programs, training and encouragement to help them acheive their goals and independence. I enjoy the weekly interaction with the kids and getting to know them individually. My volunteer experience has been rewarding for me as an individual.
Resource, Inc is a breath of fresh air in my life. Every event that I've attended has lifted my spirits and left me with a renewed admiration for the work they do. Resource lifts people whose lives have dragged them down. It gives them an opportunity to become contributors, partners in the common good. I don't know of a more devoted, efficient, forward-looking organization.
I have had so many friends I've been able to refer to Resource: a teenager I was tutoring who dropped out of school, a older woman who lost her job, a man needing chemical dependy counseling and housing, a friend with mental and physical health issues. They've all gotten respectful help. I feel lucky to know about Resource.