Endeavor Place offers an intensive continuum of care which includes daily weekday group and individual therapy sessions. The therapeutic components address physical, mental, and social aspects of recovery.

Group Therapy:
Each resident participates in a minimum of fifteen hours of group therapy weekly. These services are directed by a licensed counselor and focus on issues identified on the individual treatment plan. Client's feedback, sharing, honest, constructive confrontations and self-disclosure in group are encouraged. Talking and admitting there is a problem is the gateway to recovery.

Individual Therapy:

Individual therapy sessions are a weekly component of the treatment process. Residents are asked to meet with counseling staff to address specific issues identified in the Individual Treatment Plan.  A discussion of any concerns or behavioral issues regarding resident will be addressed at this time. 

Treatment Plans:
An individual treatment plan will be developed for each resident.  There are areas of commonality among residents and their programming in substance use disorder programming. The treatment plan addresses specific needs for each resident based on reported information, assessments and self-reporting.  

Healthcare Awareness: 
These services are instructional lectures, group discussions, and tours which focus on a wide range of topics including life style changes, sex education, HIV and other sexual transmitted diseases, family planning, nutrition, literacy, smoking cessation, and vocational instruction. 

Relapse Prevention:
Relapse Prevention education shall be provided to each resident on a weekly bases. This transitional services will help the resident integrate progress made during treatment into daily living and to reduce reliance on the counselors for support. 

Coping Skills:
Coping skills are intricate part of their program to learn and be able to address communication issues, assertiveness, self-esteem, anger management and relapse. 

Behavior Modification:
Endeavor Place uses positive reinforcement to decrease the probability of undesirable behavior and to develop desirable change. Positive reinforcement allows residents to grow more confident, self reliant and independent. Endeavor Place utilizes many different types of reinforcements such as Social, Activity, Tangible and Token Reinforcements.

Peer Groups:

Residents are required to attend peer groups daily. These services are structured and peer-led groups which are topic and self-expression oriented. 

Community Building:
Community building services are provided to all clients as an integral part of the program. Our philosophy of bridging the gap between the group living experience and the community setting includes activities, resident volunteer projects, and peer support.   

Living and Social Skills: 
Our living skills program is developed to help the resident learn basic skills necessary for independent living. Residents will be taught life skills by personally experiencing life skills of food management, housekeeping, personal appearance and hygiene, emergency and safety skills, knowledge of community resources, money management/consumer awareness, and health care awareness. 

Spiritual Enhancement:
The spiritual experience is based on the 12-step program. Spiritual enhancement will be gained through Church attendance at residents request and AA/NA meetings. A local clergy will be available to assist in the clients spiritual enhancement. Residents use a local clergy to complete their fifth step.


Services include vocational assessment and job readiness. 

Educational Services:
Residents will receive their educational needs at Staples Motley High School. Residents will also earn extra school credit by their participation through our residential program. 

Health care Services:
Healthcare services will be provided locally upon availability or may be referred to Baxter/Brainerd area.

Recreational Services:
Residents work on fitness and leisure activities by working on cooperation with other residents, how to interact with their peers and learning how to have fun in healthy ways.

12 Step Programming:
Our experienced, licensed addiction counselors utilize the 12 Steps and other therapeutic philosophies integrated into programming offered. Residents attend a minimum of 3 AA or NA community based meetings weekly. 


PO Box 66

21539 120th Street Verndale, MN 56481

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