Twin Cities Recovery Project Inc.'s mission is to offer assistance and support to those suffering from substance use disorder in their transition toward lifestyles of health and productivity by offering a drug free environment as well as resources to develop the whole person. This will enable them to build healthy and positive relationships and to become productive members of society.
Twin Cities Recovery Project (TCRP) is a Recovery Community Organization serving the needs of BIPOC individuals in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area. TCRP's primary goal is to provide support around substance use disorder, promoting recovery in BIPOC communities through different pathways. Realizing that culturally relevant support is crucial, TCRP has a team that is 90% BIPOC, including our Board of Directors. TCRP focuses on providing support to people in recovery by offering a number of programs to help address issues around mental health, criminal justice systems, and other social determinants of health. This is done by focusing not only on treatment, but providing education, as well as focusing on prevention.
TCRP has a number of programs that we offer to the community, often at no cost to those that we serve. Through these programs, we provide an environment that promotes recovery. These include the following:
- One-to-one Peer Recovery Support programs with a culturally relevant focus. We offer free recovery coaching services, with a person who has personal experience living in recovery. Recovery Coaches are available to help with personal issues in recovery from substance use disorder and mental health diagnoses, as well finding resources around housing, education, employment, and more.
- Social Wellness activities to promote healthy, fun, activities for people new in recovery.
- Free GED tutoring and testing through a partnership with the Stairstep Foundation.
- COVID-19 outreach, prevention, and education for families, single adults, and children with Crisis Counseling Professionals. The CCP program is a partnership TCRP has with FEMA and SAMHSA to promote healthy living during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Free HIV Testing, education, and information on STD/STI awareness and prevention. Available at both TCRP office locations, once a month. TCRP has partnered with Justus Health (formerly MN AIDS Project) to provide these services.
- Naloxone Training and Distribution of Naloxone (commonly known by the brand name, Narcan), TCRP trains community members, treatment clients, and staff of organizations in the use of Naloxone to reverse opioid overdose.
- TCRP Street Ambassador Outreach Team, a team of TCRP staff, volunteers, and community members that go out into the community twice a week to distribute a number of items to displaced and homeless individuals to prevent communicable diseases. These community members talk to individuals, provide support, and distribute harm reduction equipment such as naloxone kits, clean syringes and other works for IV drug use, masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, condoms, hygiene products, etc.
- Peer-2-Peer Recovery Development Academy, a 6-day, 46-hour training that is offered at no cost to BIPOC individuals to become trained as a Peer Recovery Specialist and qualifies as pre-requisite training for state CPRS certification exams in MN.
- Grief and Trauma Support Group, an 8-week session that meets once a week to address the underlying causes of a person's substance use disorder and depression.