Recovery Community Network

Founded in 2014, the Recovery Community Network
(RCN) is a nonprofit, grassroots Recovery Community Organization dedicated to mobilizing resources within and outside of the recovery community to increase the prevalence of and access to recovery from substance use disorders.

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Our Support

Connection is the key

We look to collaborate with members, partners and allies of the recovery community to broaden recovery resources in Central MN through peer-to-peer support services, housing assistance, public education, and advocacy.   We seek to complete not compete with treatment options and services.  

Our Board

Service above self

The RCN Board consists of 7 volunteers.  We represent people from within the recovery community, the veteran community and allies of recovery. 100% of our board are people who have a lived experience with recovery.    57% are veterans.  15% are women and 15% identify as people of color.  

Our Meetings

Self-Help Meetings

The RCN provides space for self-help meetings:  
1)  Open A.A. Meeting
Wednesday @ 6:30 pm
2) Sober Squad 
Thursday @ 7 pm
3) SMART Recovery
Thursday @ 7 pm
4) Aftercare Group
Friday @ 1 pm
5) Women's All Recovery Meeting
Friday at 7 pm
6) Midtown A.A. Meeting
Saturday @ 7 pm
7) Sunday Sober Squad
Sunday @ 4:00 pm

Note:  Spanish Speaking Meetings are available upon request

Our Veterans

Serving those who have served...

The RCN is passionate about assisting veterans in recovery or who are seeking recovery services.  Four of our board members are veterans in long-term recovery. We hold a special charge to assist anyone in the veteran community who may be living with or seeking help with a substance use disorder. 
 We seek to provide services to our veterans and their family members through peer-to-peer services and collaboration with other veteran friendly agencies.  Through a grant from the State of Minnesota we have a dedicated staff-member who provides services to those who have served.  

Additionally, once a year during Recovery Month, we bestow the Chief Master Sergeant Russ Habighorst Humanitarian Award upon one veteran in recovery who has been instrumental in spreading the message that treatment works and recovery is possible! 


The RCN hosts a monthly meeting for the Recovery Community.  The meeting seeks to strengthen partnerships with members, allies and friends of the recovery community.  We are open to anyone who aligns with the recovery movement. We seek to complete not compete with recovery options and services.  We wish to build recovery capitol and augment other recovery services in the Central MN area.  

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What We Do

Our Certified Peer Recovery Specialists:
• Provide services that are free-of-charge;
• Promote recovery through peer to peer services;
• Are open to multiple pathways to recovery;
• Utilize motivational interviewing and a peer-based model of help;
• Provide specific services to our veteran community;
• Provide housing assistance to the recovery community through the Beyond Backgrounds program
• Decrease stigma and increase recovery options.

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