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Pride Institute

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Healthcare - Health Services
Overview
PRIDE Institute has been the leader in providing treatment for the LGBT community for 25 years.

PRIDE Institute opened its doors in 1986 as the nation’s first treatment center dedicated to providing services exclusively for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community. Since then, PRIDE has graduated more than 14,000 graduates hailing from every state in the country and even some from Canada.

Minnesota was chosen as the location for PRIDE Institute because of the rich reputation for innovation and excellence in the treatment of alcoholism and drug addiction. PRIDE opened as a 36-bed residential program offering clients a safe environment in which to confront their chemical dependency and the unique stresses they face as LGBT individuals living in a heterosexist society.

Clients at PRIDE Institute have the opportunity to face their internalized homophobia head on in both individual and group sessions. One’s sexual identity is not an issue to be ashamed of at PRIDE Institute unlike many mainstream or “ally” programs. When clients are able to be open and honest about their authentic self, they are then able to focus solely on their recovery. After all if it is OK to keep one’s sexuality a secret, then why not keep one drink or one pill a secret, too? At PRIDE Institute, honesty is a key to recovery.
Career Opportunities
Recognizing drug and alcohol abuse or dependency issues in the workplace is not easy given the very nature of the disease. People who are caught in the cycle of abuse and dependency become adept at hiding and disguising their use of substances. Many times, the work setting may be the very last social arena that a chemically affected individual may continue to function in, while all other aspects of his or her life – familial, communal, financial, physical and spiritual health have been detrimentally affected.
Our Mission
PRIDE Institute is committed to providing lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people a road to recovery through evidence-based substance abuse, sexual health, and mental health treatment.
Our Staff
PRIDE Institute strives to provide the best client-centered care by employing and developing highly qualified staff who are trained in working specifically with the LGBT community. Our clinical team, made up of psychologists, therapists, and counselors bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to each individual case. PRIDE’s experienced physicians and nursing staff, consisting of RN’s and LPN’s, as well as technicians, provide 24/7 medical care to our clients. The staff family at PRIDE Institute is composed of motivated, skilled people who are committed to providing the best client care.
Contact Us
14400 Martin Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
952-934-7554 or 800-547-7433