Project Turnabout Centers for Addiction Recovery today announced a grant award of $100,000 from Otto Bremer Trust to support its nonprofit business operations in serving people and families who seek treatment for drug, alcohol or gambling addictions. The grant allows Project Turnabout to update, improve and expand its health and financial information systems to meet current and future patient needs.

“For many people struggling with addiction, they turn to us at a time when they feel alone and hopeless. They want a chance at a better life. As a rural system of care, we take seriously our role to surround them with the medical and mental health services that will help them progress toward a life in recovery,” said Michael Schiks, Project Turnabout’s Executive Director/CEO.

Speaking to the support the grant provides in bringing new capacity and increased efficiency to Project Turnabout’s financial, materials and patient information systems, Schiks added, “We’re extremely grateful for Otto Bremer Trust’s support in our goal to improve and modernize these crucial systems that underpin our organization. They relate to tasks and activities our staff performs every day in response to patient needs, as well as those of our funders, vendors, donors and communities.”

Project Turnabout was founded as a nonprofit organization in 1970 to help people with alcohol and drug use problems. Now one of the largest nonprofit addiction treatment centers in the Upper Midwest, the 78,000 sq. ft. center serves both men and women, and holds 122 treatment beds, including 15 medical/detox beds. Outpatient and transitional living services are also located in Marshall, Willmar and Redwood Falls.

In 1991 the Vanguard Center for Compulsive Gambling was added to serve people with problem gambling addiction. Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), Project Turnabout keeps central its mission – to encourage and support healing through programs and services that are both effective and affordable.