For nearly five decades, Damascus Way has been dedicated to supporting individuals who have been involved in the justice system and are in recovery from substance use disorder (SUD). As a former prison and substance use outreach program, we have a rich history of providing assistance, guidance, and resources to those in need. Our commitment to helping people turn their lives around is unwavering and continues to be the cornerstone of our organization. Over the have expanded our peer services to cater to the needs of individuals rejoining society after incarceration and recovering from SUD in Hennepin, Scott, and Olmsted counties. We now provide comprehensive peer support for strategic housing, employment, and recovery to ensure a smooth transition into the community. Damascus Way has always prioritized community engagement and partnerships in order to offer top-notch services for housing, employment, and mental wellness support. Their commitment to involving the community, stakeholders, and residents has ensured that their efforts remain relevant and effective towards achieving full recovery.
At Damascus Way, inclusivity has always been at the heart of our work. As a Christian organization, we believe in meeting people where they are and providing support to all members of the recovery and reentry community. Our long-standing history is a testament to our commitment of serving those in need with open arms and without judgment. Our mission is to cater to the recovery needs of people from all backgrounds while ensuring that their ethnicity, nationality, citizenship, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, parental role or responsibilities or any other personal characteristic doesn’t fall as a barrier. At our core lies an unwavering commitment towards protecting human rights and promoting inclusivity making sure that no one feels left out. The primary goal of Damascus Way in service to the recovery community is helping a person into long-term recovery. We assist the individual based on their recovery needs rather than based on our specific program or faith-based concepts of recovery.