DART provides case management, housing, and chemical dependency treatment for Hennepin County adults who are struggling with severe and chronic substance addictions. Case management and outpatient chemical health treatment programming are located at 1800 Chicago Avenue, Minneapolis.
Referrals to DART may be made by medical and or behavioral health professionals from chemical dependency programs, hospitals, clinics, detox centers, and social services.
The program is operated by Hennepin County and the State of Minnesota.
Our target population
- Homeless citizens
- Frequent patients of detox centers, hospital emergency, and inpatient services
- Those willing to attend chemical dependency treatment five days a week and live in group residential housing *
- Those who have multiple previous chemical dependency program exposures
- Those who are at risk of civil commitment
* Most clients attend the State Operated Services CARE Hennepin Outpatient Chemical Dependency Program Monday-Friday, and live at Mission Lodge in Plymouth. Mission Lodge is an independent group residential housing facility to which DART refers many clients.
- Improve quality of life by supporting recovery
- Promote proactive health care integration
- Reduce number of chemical dependency commitments
- Reduce number of detox and emergency room visits
- Decrease homelessness
- Decrease interaction with law enforcement
- Rule 31 outpatient treatment
- Housing placement
- Health care integration
- Vocational services
- Community based intensive case management
- Transportation assistance and planning
- Assistance with accessing and maintaining health care coverage and benefits
DART provides a coordinated, comprehensive set of services to achieve successful outcomes for chronic chemically-dependent clients. Staffing for this program is provided by the Minnesota Department of Human Services and Hennepin County Human Services and Public Health Department. The team is interdisciplinary and focuses on recovery with the objective of sustaining stable housing, developing employment opportunities, and building natural community supports.
Services provided are comprehensive, person-centered, and strength-based. They incorporate motivational interviewing, harm-reduction, and Individual Dual Diagnosis Treatment (IDDT) techniques. The approach taken by the team is chronic disease management, as opposed to one that addresses only acute needs.