Residential treatment provides compassionate care focused on the individual
Located on 47 acres in Mora, Minnesota, Recovering Hope Treatment Center provides a supportive and safe setting for women 18 years and older to reclaim their lives from substance abuse disorders and associated mental health traumas. Through compassionate care and industry-leading chemical and mental health treatment, the Recovering Hope team works with patients to develop a treatment plan that addresses their unique needs. In addition, they take the hassle out of entering treatment by working side-by-side with each patient from the minute she arrives for admission to the minute she completes treatment.
Recovering Hope Treatment Center at a glance
|Size||108-bed modern residential facility (built in 2016) located on 47 acres|
|Genders Admitted||Women ages 18+|
|Amenities||Licensed onsite daycare for children of residents (five years and younger)
Educational programming (topics ranging from relapse prevention to yoga)
Mental health counseling (with in-person and telehealth session available)
Comfortable, pleasant atmosphere with home-cooked meals
Licensed onsite daycare helps preserve family bonds during treatment
The staff at Recovering Hope understands that preserving bonds with family – especially young children – is an important part of a healthy recovery from substance abuse and associated traumas. That’s why Recovering Hope’s residential program is recognized as one of the few in Minnesota designed to allow women and their young children to live together on-site during residential treatment.
Recovering Hope’s on-site licensed daycare facility provides a safe, secure place for children to stay during the day, which gives moms peace of mind their children are cared for while they focus on improving their health.
Daycare staff included licensed early childhood educators. In addition, daycare staff specialize in working with children who are living with their mothers in treatment. As a result, they have the ability to conduct evidence-based trauma-informed interventions to address the individual needs of each child in their care.
During their stay, residents receive parenting education to help strengthen and renew bonds with their children. Bi-weekly family workshops also help immediate family members better understand substance use disorders and how to create a support system for their loved ones during and after residential treatment.
Managing mental health during residential treatment
We understand the chances for success in treatment increase when we treat not only a client’s substance abuse disorders, but also the mental health traumas that often accompany or are the underlying cause of the substance abuse. As a result, clients are offered mental health counseling in the form of psychiatric nursing, medication management, eye movement and desensitization reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, assessments, and individual therapy.
Residential treatment and life skills programming
Women receive innovative and evidence-based programming services during the day, including classes on relapse prevention, substance abuse science, trauma, women’s issues, life skills, mental health, physical health, and individual counseling. Programming also includes optional, elective courses for those who need or want parenting classes, yoga, creative arts and support groups.
To schedule an appointment, make a referral, or speak with a member of the Recovering Hope Treatment Center, please contact our residential admissions team as follows:
Recovering Hope Treatment Center accepts most forms of insurance including consolidated chemical dependency treatment funds (CCDTF), medical assistance, and commercial health insurance plans. Recovering Hope Treatment Center is contracted with the following health insurance providers:
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
- Health Partners
- Hennepin Health
- Itasca Medical Care
- Minnesota Health Care Programs (MHCP)
- Preferred One
- Prime West
- South Country Health Alliance
For individuals who do not have insurance, are out of network, or would prefer to not use their insurance, Recovering Hope Treatment Center offers self-pay options. Recovering Hope Treatment Center does not accept Medicare.
Frequently asked questions about residential treatment
How long is treatment?
Treatment length is determined following an assessment of client needs by Recovering Hope’s treatment team. The assessment is conducted by a counselor who reviews a potential client’s case and their individual treatment goals with Recovering Hope’s treatment team. Average length of stays vary depending on each client’s previous treatment experience, diagnosis and information provided in the assessment. On average, clients live at Recovering Hope for 45-77 days. Keep in mind that each case is different.
What items am I allowed to bring?
A dresser and nightstand are provided for storage of clothing and toiletry items. Two average-sized suitcases of clothes and other items will fit in the space provided. We also provide a locker and lock for storage of money and other valuables.
What items am I prohibited from bringing?
In order to keep our building safe and secure for everyone, drugs, weapons and drug paraphernalia are not allowed. Toiletry items containing alcohol as one of the first three ingredients are generally not allowed. Aerosol sprays and cans are not allowed. Perishable food is not allowed, however, non-perishable food items, such as snacks, can be stored in a client lockers.
What is the food like?
Recovering Hope’s in-house cooks take pride in serving three high-quality home-cooked meals and two snacks per day. Special diets are accommodated for those with medical or dietary restrictions. Personal snacks also can be stored in assigned lockers.
Will I be allowed to bring and smoke cigarettes?
Yes. A designated outdoor smoking space is available to clients between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. Smoking is prohibited between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. Clients are encouraged to use lozenges or patches through the night while smoking is prohibited.
Recovering Hope offers smoking cessation services for clients who would like to quit smoking while in treatment; however, these services are optional.
Can I choose my counselor?
Initially, clients will be assigned a counselor from those who have schedule availability. However, it is important to us that clients feel a positive connection with their counselors. Therefore, after admission, clients are free to request a change to any available counselor.
Will I have a roommate?
Yes. Clients without children will be placed in a room with another woman. Clients with a child will share a room with their child.
What if I don't like Recovering Hope?
We hope clients can meet their goals while residing at Recovering Hope. However, if Recovering Hope does not meet a client’s needs, we will work with them to identify an alternative treatment center. Our staff will provide support and access to resources to identify each client’s next step in recovery.
In addition, clients are free to end treatment with us at any time. However, we hope clients choosing to leave our facility before meeting their treatment goals will continue treatment at another licensed facility.
How do I pay for Recovering Hope's services?
Recovering Hope Treatment Center works with various commercial insurance plans and offers affordable self-pay options. For more information, please contact our admissions team at 844-314-HOPE.
How do I admit myself into residential treatment?
The Recovering Hope admissions team assists clients in admitting themselves into residential treatment. Please be aware that some insurance providers require that a clients have a chemical health assessment prior to admission to Recovering Hope. For more information, please contact our admissions team at 844-314-HOPE.
Can people visit me while I'm in residential treatment?
Yes. Recovering Hope has designated visiting hours throughout the week. Visitors must sign a statement that they will abide by Recovering Hope’s visitation policies, which includes not visiting residents while intoxicated. Finally, because young children are living onsite, we require adult visitors to show valid photo identification, such as a driver’s license.
Can I bring a pet with me or are pets allowed during visiting hours?
No. Recovering Hope does not accommodate pets living with or visiting clients onsite due to potential allergies, children living on-site and safety issues. However, because we do respect the emotional connection between humans and animals, Recovering Hope does have a therapy dog onsite for those who need or want animal-assisted therapy. <Click here> to learn more about Marvel the Therapy Dog.
Meet the Staff
Nicki Vilmo, LADC
Alcohol and Drug Counselor
Nicki is passionate about living life to the fullest, never being too serious and “living one day at a time.” With experience in a variety of levels of chemical dependency treatment, Nicki is passionate about healing the family system through a program of recovery. A licensed alcohol and drug counselor in Minnesota since 2012, Nicki works with clients in Recovering Hope’s residential treatment program. She received a bachelor’s degree from St. Cloud State University.
Tasha Morley, BS, LADC
Alcohol and Drug Counselor
Tasha received a bachelor’s degree from Metropolitan State University and has been working as licensed alcohol and drug counselor in Minnesota for more than two years. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in clinical mental health therapy from Capella University.
Gretchen Raymer, MA, LADC
Manager, Residential Counseling
Gretchen, a licensed alcohol and drug counselor, is an advocate for and a believer in empowering women to live their healthiest and most authentic lives! Gretchen has a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy. Prior to joining Recovering Hope, Gretchen was a childcare center director. Her professional interests include women’s issues specifically related to identity, healing from trauma, self-love and relationships.
Mary Kay Reichow, LADC
Alcohol and Drug Counselor
With nearly 20 years of residential and outpatient alcohol and drug counseling experience, Mary Kay has significant knowledge in 12-step programs and spirituality. She has a bachelor’s degree in chemical dependency counseling and community psychology from St. Cloud State University and is licensed in Minnesota as an alcohol and drug counselor.
Brittany Hancock, LADC
Alcohol and Drug Counselor
As a residential treatment counselor, Brittney facilitates the weekly Creative Arts and Writing for Wellness programs. In addition, she has experience working in a broad range of populations in a variety of substance use disorder care levels. She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from University of Minnesota Duluth and a certificate in addiction studies from the University of Minnesota. Brittney is licensed in Minnesota as an alcohol and drug counselor.
Sierra Bales, LADC
Alcohol and Drug Counselor
As a residential treatment counselor, Sierra is competent in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and issues regarding body image, disordered eating and self-esteem. She has experience working in the mental health and substance use treatment field in a variety of roles and levels of care. She has a bachelor’s degree in addiction counseling and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling. Sierra is licensed in Minnesota as an alcohol and drug counselor.
Kayla manages Recovering Hope’s on-site licensed daycare facility, which provides a safe, secure place for children (ages 0-5) of residential clients to stay during the day, which gives moms peace of mind their children are cared for while they focus on improving their health. Kayla has an associate degree in early childhood education.