At Project Pathfinder, Inc. we envision a world free from
sexual abuse. Our mission is to prevent sexual violence and abuse, protect
community interests, and improve the lives of clients, their families and the
wider community. For the past 25 years PPI has been one of the largest nonprofit
organizations in Minnesota providing a full spectrum of prevention programming
Sexually abusive behavior is both treatable and preventable. We view a sexually abusive act as an interpersonal violation and as a symptom of underlying psychosocial dysfunction. Through the use of clinical interviews, psychological testing, and medical / psychiatric exams, we address the need for treatment amenability and venue, risk issues, and the need for additional services.
Using what we know about the factors that contribute to sexual abuse, we implement programs that stop abuse from happening in the first place. We work with our clients to develop effective behavior management skills and to resolve the underlying issues that allowed the offense to happen. We emphasize developing meaningful and rewarding relationships along with a socially healthy and appropriate lifestyle.
Our staff specializes in psychology, clinical social work, marriage & family therapy and group therapy. Our sex offender treatment program is an intensive outpatient experience including orientation, weekly group therapy, bimonthly individual therapy and aftercare. We provide specialized evaluation and treatment services, including groups for specific populations (ex. Hmong, Low-Risk, Women, DD, offenders with extensive criminal history, and those who have a history of impulsive, compulsive or addictive sexual behaviors).
“I felt accepted, not shamed ” – Former PPI Client
“At first I came with a lot of fear and never thought I’d make it. I was able, with lots of support, was able to change my way of thinking and communicating with others. I’m so grateful for my time here as I have built a better life for myself and others.” - Former PPI Client
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