Avivo staff attends National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Conference
The current opioid crisis in America is impacting people coast to coast, including those in Minnesota and the Twin Cities. It’s important to Claude Maddox, Avivo’s director of recovery support services, that Avivo stays on top of the most current techniques to combat the crisis. Read about important takeaways learned at this year’s conference.
Avivo partners with Catholic Charities and Neighborhood House to help reduce homelessness in Minnesota
Thanks to a grant from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, Avivo is working with new partners to provide basic adult education, career education, and housing stability to 120 individuals experiencing homelessness over the next two years. More more about this partnership
Somali-speaking Avivo participants learn English to help with job hunt
“Our goal is to get people into short-term training … Get people the English to be able to advance their career and start moving toward self-sufficiency.”
15-20 Somali-speaking immigrants attend Avivo’s ESL classes every week. Learn about Avivo’s ESL classes and how they’re helping participants find jobs.
Updated recovery housing at Avivo with help from partners
“I think it’s amazing. I know whoever comes after me is gonna love it here,” says Tamika (pictured to right), a mother and Avivo residential treatment program participant.
Thanks to a unique partnership with BATC-Housing First Minnesota, Avivo is updating housing for mothers in recovery. Learn about this partnership
Avivo participants and staff speak out at the Capitol
Avivo staff and program participants headed to the Minnesota State Capitol for three important advocacy days: Homeless Day, Second Chance Day, and Mental Health Day. Learn more
Record attendance at Avivo’s 2018 Annual Celebration
Nearly 140 people attended this year’s Annual Celebration, a new record! Attendees celebrated this year’s Avivo Champions — individuals and businesses who advance Avivo’s mission through significant involvement or support. Learn about this year’s Champions
We’re number 7 in reducing homelessness
Avivo provided housing support for 452 individuals experiencing homelessness in Minnesota last year, and is ranked seventh in Hennepin County’s Continuum of Care provider list. Find out why this is a big deal.
Teaching the value of nutrition to mothers in recovery
“The women… their strength and courage is inspiring.” Christianne Arnold is a doctoral student at the University of Minnesota – School of Nursing. Learn how she’s helping our staff learn how to teach mothers in recovery the value of nutrition.
"He’s helped so many of our program participants find jobs.”
Learn about Steve, a volunteer at our St. Cloud office, who enjoys meeting, and helping, people who come from a variety of different backgrounds.
"Minnesota spends millions on workforce training. Here's how they track whether those programs are actually effective."
Minnesota nonprofits like Avivo help thousands of people every year, with help from Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). MinnPost highlights Avivo as they explore how DEED is able to measure success when they’re talking about individual lives. Read more from MinnPost.
Adopt-A-Family breaks records in 2017
Thanks to our Adopt-A-Family donors, 300 families have gifts for 2017’s holiday season! Learn more about how this year’s donors helped more people receive gifts than ever before.
"With tobacco ban, local nonprofits try to break the smoking/recovery connection."
MinnPost highlights Avivo and two other nonprofits as we move toward non-smoking facilities to help our program participants break the smoking/recovery connection. Read more from MinnPost.
Avivo teaches program participants how to budget
One in three Americans prepares a monthly budget and follows it. Avivo is using Monopoly money to help lower-income program participants learn how to create and follow a budget. Read more.
"Amid worker shortage, DEED prioritizes investment in employment training programs."
MinnPost highlights Avivo as they explore Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) efforts to expand our workforce. Read more from MinnPost.
Seeing someone’s smile after they get a gift they love is one of the best feelings of the holiday season. For many families in our programs, purchasing gifts for their children can be difficult, or even impossible. Learn how you can help.
Our new name... Avivo
After a multi-year branding process, which engaged constituents and staff across the organization, we chose a new name that captures the essence of who we are. The new name is Avivo (formerly RESOURCE).
Avivo plans to be tobacco-free by July of 2018
Learn more about how Avivo plans to be tobacco-free by July of 2018.
“If I can help people build those necessary skill sets they might have not acquired elsewhere in life, then I feel like I’ve done something good.”
Learn about Jon, who volunteers to help people get jobs.
“The award was very unexpected and humbling.”
Learn about Avivo staff member Tiffany and the award she won that will help Avivo more efficiently serve participants.
“It’s everything. It’s my purpose.”
Learn about how Jude volunteers to help mothers in treatment connect with their babies.
“I’d like to bring some light to people if I can… bring some good vibes.”
Learn more about why Taylor volunteers and how he shares the beauty of art with Avivo ArtWorks participants.
“To know that I am part of a participant’s journey of getting a job, or landing a career, is incredible.”
Find out how volunteering gives Sarah, an Avivo Business Partner Council member, the chance to be part of the impact
Avivo receives Minneapolis’ 2016 Youth Services Partner Award
Learn more about the City of Minneapolis award honors Avivo with delivering exceptional services to Minneapolis youth.