Bethel Port Rehabilitation Center
Residential chemical dependency treatment for adult menThe Bethel Port Rehabilitation Program was created to assist chemically dependent individuals on the continuing path to sobriety. It is a home, a halfway house, a chemical-free environment offering two distinct types of programs based on the needs of our clients. Port Rehab offers short term program involvement that includes vocational planning and efforts to secure employment. Extended Care is designed for individuals needing a more structured treatment program, with an emphasis on relapse prevention. Port Rehab consists of an exceptional team of counselors, technicians and others dedicated to the well-being of each client. Through guidance, supervision and counseling, the chemically dependent person is able to adjust to independent living in a supportive environment, while learning to set goals and priorities for the future.
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The Duluth Bethel is one of the oldest human services agencies in Northeastern Minnesota. It was founded in 1873 when the Western Seamen's Friend Society in Cleveland opened a branch in Duluth. It was organized as a nonprofit corporation on September 6 of the same year. The Bethel was established to "promote temporal and spiritual welfare of seamen and their families and of such as may not have been provided for by regular religious and benevolent societies in the city and vicinity." In the early years it served seamen, miners, lumberjacks, and their families who settled in the frontier port of Duluth. The port of Duluth in the late nineteenth century was a place where work and good times could be found. But it also was a place where dreams could be shattered and fortunes lost. The Bethel provided food, shelter, and a helping hand when workers and their families fell on hard times.