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Anchor House

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Anchor House
People Incorporated
1319 Girard Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55411

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Phone: 612-529-2040
Fax: 612-529-3849

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Anchor House offers Intensive Residential Treatment Services (IRTS) in a 13-bed facility for individuals that identify as female. Our services utilize evidenced based practices and include a wide variety of interventions, including harm reduction strategies. Each resident sets her own goals and works towards an individual vision of recovery.

Who we serve?

We serve individuals identifying as female, 18 years and older with a mental illness. Many residents have co-occurring chemical and medical diagnoses. We admit individuals who need treatment to recover from the acute symptoms of mental illness. Stays at the program are limited to 90 days. We do not have the capacity to serve individuals with serious medical needs or who present a high risk for safety.

The goals we set

Our goals are to help residents create a plan that moves them in the direction of their hopes and dreams and to assist residents in finding and using the needed community supports that will help them continue to move forward after they leave Anchor House. We create a community of women who support each other in learning how to better manage their mental illness and reduce the harmful effects from any drug or alcohol use.

Services we provide

Services include supportive counseling, group, wellness and recovery for dual diagnoses, crisis assistance, nursing services, transition and discharge planning, living skills development including medication self-administration, healthy living, household management and other supportive counseling. We work as partners with people and provide treatment that is individualized and person centered.

Illness Management and Recovery is a program that helps people who experience psychiatric symptoms to develop personalized strategies for managing their mental illness and moving forward in their lives. The program is offered in both individual and group format. In the program, practitioners work collaboratively with people, offering a variety of information, strategies, and skills that people can use to further their own recovery. There is a strong emphasis on helping people set and pursue personal goals, empowering people to make choices, and instilling hope that change is possible.

Integrated Dual Disorders Treatment is mental health and substance abuse treatment integrated in a single treatment setting in which we adhere to an interdisciplinary approach. The team works collaboratively and assesses treatment readiness, uses motivational interviewing, employs harm reduction strategies with a non-confrontational approach, as well as stage-wise treatment interventions.

Family Education is treatment services for family members and recipients in need of information, assistance and support; including an educational curriculum addressing basic facts about the causes of mental illness and its treatment, including information about medication; practical advice or teaching how to manage and cope with difficult situations involving family members with a mental illness; family support groups and counseling; and community resources, including seeking crisis assistance and advocacy services. Family education can be provided on an individual or group basis.

Illness Management and Recovery is a program that helps people who experience psychiatric symptoms to develop personalized strategies for managing their mental illness and moving forward in their lives. The program is offered in both individual and group format. In the program, practitioners work collaboratively with people, offering a variety of information, strategies, and skills that people can use to further their own recovery. There is a strong emphasis on helping people set and pursue personal goals, empowering people to make choices, and instilling hope that change is possible.

Integrated Dual Disorders Treatment is mental health and substance abuse treatment integrated in a single treatment setting in which we adhere to an interdisciplinary approach. The team works collaboratively and assesses treatment readiness, uses motivational interviewing, employs harm reduction strategies with a non-confrontational approach, as well as stage-wise treatment interventions.

Family Education is treatment services for family members and recipients in need of information, assistance and support; including an educational curriculum addressing basic facts about the causes of mental illness and its treatment, including information about medication; practical advice or teaching how to manage and cope with difficult situations involving family members with a mental illness; family support groups and counseling; and community resources, including seeking crisis assistance and advocacy services. Family education can be provided on an individual or group basis.

About our location

Anchor House is a newly built (in 2005) duplex located on the Integrated Service Network Campus in North Minneapolis. The campus also includes the Northside Community Support Program. We are located in North Minneapolis, near a bus line and with easy access to a variety of services.

About the process

Anchor House accepts referrals at IRTS@PeopleIncorporated.org. For more information on admission criteria please click here.

About our fees

Treatment costs are billed to medical assistance or to a Managed Care Organization if the Health Plan covers IRTS services. For individuals who do not have MA or if their Health Plan does not cover IRTS services, the cost of treatment may be covered by a contract with Hennepin County. Room and Board is paid by resident income including, but not limited to, Supplemental Security Income, Social Security Disability Income or private pay, and supplemented by Group Residential Housing (GRH) funds.

About our staff

Our staff meet licensing requirements for IRTS staff and receive individual on-going training in issues such as community resources, mental health issues, family needs, psychosocial rehabilitation, crisis assistance and emergency procedures. Staff have backgrounds in social work, counseling, peer specialists, nursing, and drug and alcohol treatment.

Hours of operation

Anchor House provides services 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

Licensing

We maintain a Rule 36 license from the Minnesota Department of Human Services and are licensed as a board and lodge through the City of Minneapolis.