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A residential recovery program offering an immersion in the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous.

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Why The Retreat?

In 1991, The Community of Recovering People (CORP), a non-profit organization consisting of a group of dedicated professionals and recovered individuals, shared their commitment to creating a continuum of affordable, accessible and effective residential recovery services to help alcohol and drug dependent individuals recover

The result is an innovative residential recovery continuum that provides time out for those in need. The Retreat represents a non-clinical, mutual help approach to the problem of alcohol and drug dependency. This supportive, educational setting is grounded in the spiritual principles of AA. By providing a safe and supportive environment to study and practice these principles, The Retreat opens the door to a life of contented sobriety.

Our Programs

Men’s Sober Residential Program

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The Men’s Center is a mutual-help supportive-educational community where men take ownership of the program and its day to day activities based on the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Women’s Sober Residential Program

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The Retreat’s Center for Women’s Recovery, women help each other develop the spiritual skills to build new lives based on the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous, with 12 step tools, guidance, and peer support.

Evening Sober Recovery Program

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The Evening Program is an 18-week alternative to traditional outpatient drug and alcohol treatment based on the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous for those who desire a Retreat experience but are not able to step away from the responsibilities of their daily lives.

Family Sober Recovery Program

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The Retreat’s Family program gives families and friends tools to effectively support their loved one in the face of the confusion and chaos of drug and alcohol addiction, using 12 step tools, guidance, and family support.

55+ Sober Recovery Program

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The Retreat 55Plus Program immerses you in a vibrant and welcoming community of peers who understand what it is like to be getting sober in the second half of adult life, and are motivated to change and grow using the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Virtual Recovery Program

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The Retreat’s Virtual Recovery Program is accessible, flexible and convenient. Individuals can access this addiction recovery program from anywhere in the world and receive the same affordable, effective educational services that are offered in our in-person Evening Program.

Retreats Classes, Workshops & Calendar

If you are looking for a quiet, reflective and nourishing retreat space, you will love our McIver Center. We believe the development of the human spirit is critical to a successful and fulfilling life. Our facility provides an environment that supports this development. It is an affordable space with easy access to the metro area. When you enter our grounds you leave the city behind and are surrounded by the beauty of nature.

The McIver Center is available for use by private groups. Our 18 bed facility can accommodate groups of 24 for daytime events. Our staff is available to work with each group to help shape and personalize their retreat experience.

Members & Supporters


Sober Housing

We operate six long-term sober-living Residences in St Paul’s historic Crocus Hill neighborhood which serve as transitional, self-governing sober living facilities for men and women, using12 step tools, guidance, and peer support.

Retreat Alumni & Friends

The mission of Retreat’s Alumni Services department is to help maintain the connection between The Retreat experience and a lifetime of recovery by providing a loving and supportive community for alumni, family and friends through regional events, workshops, retreats and support groups.

We welcome the involvement of all alumni, family and friends, and rely on their active participation to continue the success of Retreat alumni helping others to experience the joy of recovery. Consider getting involved by attending one of our Retreat support groups, events or workshops, and stay connected to your recovery through service. We value your thoughts and ideas, so please feel free to contact us at at any time!