Ascension Place provides transitional housing and comprehensive, individualized support to more than 70 women each year. Our house, a former convent building with 32 private bedrooms, offers a safe and structured environment in which women can stabilize, heal and work to overcome their barriers – chemical dependency, mental health issues, histories of abuse, homelessness, incarceration, etc. – and progress toward a future filled with opportunity. Each woman meets regularly with her case manager to develop and work on an individualized goal plan.
Twice-weekly mental health and chemical health support groups address topics such as self-esteem, nutrition, relapse triggers, the negative effects of shame, self-care, and healthy stress relief. Our staff nurse monitors medications, helps facilitate resident care with their primary doctor, and hosts health and wellness workshops. In-house wellness activities include a weekly knitting group, yoga, walking group and guided meditation. Recreational activities, including “field trips” to local outdoor and cultural sites, movie nights, bingo and holiday parties, are offered to promote stress relief, build community and encourage sober fun. Community speakers host workshops on topics such as personal empowerment, smoking cessation, personal safety and more.
Phone 612. 588. 0861
Fax 612. 588. 8827
Office 1803 Bryant Ave North, Minneapolis, MN 55411