Minnesota Recovery Connection (MRC)’s mission is to strengthen the recovery community through peer-to-peer support, public education, and advocacy.

Rainbow Health

For nearly 40 years we have been advocating for and serving the LGBTQ+ community, those living with HIV, and all folks facing barriers to equitable healthcare. Since our formation through the Minnesota AIDS Project and Rainbow Health Initiative merger—and later the acquisition of Training to Serve—we have continued to grow and identify new ways to commit to our mission.

Our Purpose

We bring our purpose to life in two primary ways:

  • Directly serving and supporting the needs of people who need help with compassionate care that breaks down barriers to better health.
  • Fighting for better health systems for those erased and excluded by educating care providers, policymakers, and one another.

The strategic actions we are taking to fulfill our purpose include:

  1. Work to End HIV.
  2. Expand our training and systems change enterprise.
  3. Respond to the growing needs of older LGBTQ+ and HIV communities.
  4. Increase community engagement and empowerment.
  5. Explore targeted LGBTQ+ direct care services.
  6. Strengthen operational and financial stability.

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2577 Territorial Road, St. Paul, MN 55114