In 2009 the Minnesota Department of Human Services
‘ (DHS) Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division (ADAD) issued a Request for Proposals to fund a Recovery Community Organization initiative. By that time Minnesota Recovery Connection had applied for and received 501(c) 3 status from the IRS, and it officially began operations after being awarded a DHS contract in 2010. With this initial support, MRC became a viable organization and Minnesota’s first ever Recovery Community Organization. Subsequent DHS contracts have been critical to sustaining MRC’s operations, which are also supported through private donations, fundraising efforts and other grants and contracts.