House of Hope Inc
House of Hope, Inc.
1429 3rd Avenue
Mankato, MN
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Mission and Goals

House of Hope, Inc is a treatment facility that provides a safe environment for individuals who desire to rebuild their lives from addictions. The goals include:
  • To provide comprehensive, life changing treatment programs that address individual needs.
  • To provide high quality facilities capable of responding to our community's needs.
  • To expand awareness of addiction and to promote a positive healing community.
  • To build and maintain a fiscally responsible organization with the capability of meeting the needs of clients, community and staff.


A safe home is provided where chemically dependent men and women can identify and work through issues that have caused problems in their lives. The Residential Treatment Program serves as an intermediate stop on the way to a productive life. The RTP offers a place with structure and consistent rules. While counseling is a mandated service for clients in residence, the Residential Treatment Program also offers assistance with job seeking, life skills education and referrals and connections to many other support and social services.


House of Hope is an Equal Housing Opportunity

"In accordance with Federal law and U.S. department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)

To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, D.C., 20250-9410 or call(202)720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer."



  • Men and women 18 and over
  • Alcoholic and/or drug dependent
  • While serving the entire state of Minnesota, HOH has a client population that is 20-40% from the greater Mankato and Fairmont area
  • Veterans
  • Physically disabled
  • Traumatic Brain Injury victims
  • Low/no income and homeless/potentially homeless
Impact of Activities

The House of Hope impacts communities in many ways:
  • Provides an environment of safety and security where chemically dependent men and women can work towards a productive lifestyle.
  • Many incarcerated men and women have committed their crimes while under the influence. If they get treatment and support to stay straight they can become good citizens.
  • According to RAND Corporation research, treatment is 15 to 17 times more effective in reducing crime than incarceration, meaning that for every crime that jail time would eliminate, treatment would eliminate at least 15.
  • Provide workers to over 100 businesses in the area.
  • Helps clients develop a “work history” which will serve them in the future.

Since 1971 when House of Hope, Inc opened our clientele, community interest and revenue has shifted, several key indicators of organizational health have remained constant:
  • The organization’s philosophy is rooted in Alcoholics Anonymous making HOH credible to referral sources and to the community of Mankato.
  • Makes judicious use of taxpayer dollars. Rates compare favorably with other programs in the state.
  • The organization has maintained strong annual occupancy rates.
  • Blue Earth, Nicollet, and Martin County referrals have constituted about 20%–40% of the total population served on an annual basis. Since BEC is the host county their confidence and support is crucial.
  • HOH has the support of more than 100 businesses in the area, because many residents make good reliable workers for a variety of employers.
  • Because the clients are required to get a job, they get a head start on preparing to live on their own.
  • HOH has developed a successful fundraising mechanism which will continue to raise dollars for capital, operations and special needs. The Capital Campaign identified many ongoing financial supporters.
  • Collaboration: HOH works closely with treatment programs, counties’ probation officers, chemical dependency workers, mental health providers, the school district Adult Basic Education resource, spiritual advisors and others who could help in the client’s recovery.
  • In 2001 HOH was recognized by the Mankato Council on Quality as a quality nonprofit organization.

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