Helping men find recovery from late-stage alcohol or drug addiction. New life is possible. Starting here.

Providing hope through Christ-centered addiction recovery

The Christ Recovery Center provides recovery for men struggling with late-term addiction to alcohol or other substances. The program is designed for those who have exhausted their opportunities in other community treatment programs.

As a men’s recovery center serving men from Minneapolis, St. Paul, and surrounding communities, we have a high success rate and a strong reputation. We help men get off the street, restore their relationship with God and others, and improve their lives.

  • “The Mission has changed me completely. Three years ago my only thoughts were where I would sleep, where I would get drugs, would I be in jail or out of jail. Now I’m sober and going to college. I have a lot more hopes and dreams now.”

    — Brad
  • “The Mission has given me hope again. In my addiction I was just surviving; I really wasn’t living life. Now I’m living life.”

    — Mike
  • “The Mission saved my life. My doctor told me I didn’t have overdosing in me anymore; I’d been doing it too long and needed to figure out what’s going on in my life. His words sunk into me. The CRC has everything; I’m not worried about or wanting for anything.

    — Greg
  • “I feel hope here because the only stress I have is the stress of finding myself, which now I have time to do. I don’t have to worry about where I sleep, where I eat, if I’m going to wake and be safe. I can actually figure out what I want to be when I grow up.”

    — Bob

Benefits of the Program

  • A Family of Brothers. Men at the CRC join a brotherhood of other men seeking recovery and a sober network. Men grow spiritually, brush up on their educations or earn a GED, prepare for the job search, and participate in work therapy.
  • Holistic Care. In addition to recovery, students learn to grow in integrity and honesty; establish an honorable work ethic; and even get back in shape so they become the person God wants them to be.
  • No Time Limit. Our program is 4-6 months long. But we like to say, “just stay until the miracle happens”—the miracle of recovery. For many students, that miracle takes 15-18 months.
  • Affordability. There are minimal fees. Because most students are eligible for cash assistance, most pay little to nothing out of their own pocket to participate.
  • Christ-centered Recovery. The program focuses primarily on recovery through a relationship with Christ and the principles of evangelical Christianity as students begin self-understanding about their chemical use. Your Higher Power—Jesus Christ—will be found at the CRC.

4-Phase Approach

Our program consists of 4 phases:

  • Phase I:     Orientation
  • Phase II:    Education
  • Phase III:   Development
  • Phase IV:  Application

Click this link to download the Christ Recovery Center Brochure.



men offered the tools to be set free from addiction last year


success rate for those who complete the program


years since the Christ Recovery Center opened

Next Steps

Men interested in coming to the Christ Recovery Center will need to complete an application (pdf) and schedule an interview. Tours are also available.

Contact us 

Christ Recovery Center
435 University Ave. E.
St. Paul, MN 55130
24-hour phone line: (651) 292.1721
fax: (651) 789.3087