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Things To Bring

  • Can I bring my TV?

Yes, you can bring a TV but it must be 27" or smaller and can only be used with rabbit ear antennas.  This will limit the number of channels you will receive but each dorm has at least one TV lounge with an outside antenna.  Remember, after June 12th, 2009 you will either need a digital TV or a digital converter box to be able to receive TV stations from your rabbit ear antenna. 

  • Do I need my own linen?

No, we provide sheets, pillows, blanket, towels, and washcloths. 

  • How do I go shopping?

After your initial 30 days in residency, staff accompanied shopping trips are scheduled weekly.  Prior to that time, there is a small store on grounds to purchase necessities in addition to vending machines. 

  •   What personal hygiene items do I need?

You will need a toothbrush, toothpaste, comb, brush, deodorant, shampoo.  Only alcohol-free aftershave, cologne, perfume and hairspray are allowed.  

  •   Are there laundry facilities?

Yes, each dorm is equipped with a free washer and dryer.  Detergent is provided. 

  • Can I have my car?

No, we do not allow clients to have vehicles.  

  • What is there to do?

In addition to group activities and the work program, we encourage clients to participate in our fully equipped Hobby Shop, or weave a rug on the loom in the Craft Room.  We have softball fields, tennis courts, and walking paths.  In the summer months we have a large vegetable garden, and acres of land to watch wildlife.

 

About Us 

  • Where are you located?

We are about 90 miles north of St. Cloud or 50 miles west of Brainerd or 90 miles south of Bemidji, or 90 miles east of Moorhead.  See the map page for more details. 

  • Can I have visitors?

Yes, after 7 days, and you will need to fill out a visitor request so we have knowledge of your pending visit.  Visiting hours must be during reasonable hours. 

  • How long will I be there?

Most clients complete the Treatment Program in 45 to 90 days.  This is determined by your focus on the program and referent's recommendations.  The board and lodge has no set time or completion requirements unless you are under court commitment.   

  • Can I work off grounds?

No, work off grounds is not an option.  We do have a work a therapy program available on-site. 

  • Can I smoke?

Yes, we do allow smoking on the grounds but all our buildings are smoke free.  We have a gazebo that does allow some protection from the elements for smokers.