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Bar None Q&A

Frequently asked questions

What kinds of recreational opportunities are available to Bar None program participants?

Bar None recognizes the importance of recreation and leisure in the lives of our youth. As a result, program participants are given the opportunity for recreation on a daily basis. There is an on-site gymnasium and a Teen Center, ping-pong, air hockey, pool and foosball tables for participant use. The Bar None acreage is well suited for outdoor nature hikes, bike riding, rollerblading and camping. Additionally, participants can enjoy canoeing, fishing and pontoon boating on Lake Norris during the summer months. Bar None has a Recreation Committee of staff devoted specifically to providing special monthly on-site activities for program participants. Participants are also able to take part in off-site outings, such as going to a movie theater, the local mall, etc., as appropriate.

How are youth referred to Bar None Residential Treatment Services?

Depending on the program, youth may be referred to Bar None by their parents, a social worker, a probation officer, or by a court order. Please contact our Intake Coordinator, Shelly Manke, at 763-252-4541, or smanke@voamn.org for more information, or to begin the referral process.

How does Bar None determine what program/unit is best for a participant?

Bar None’s wide range of programmatic diversity allows us to admit youth to the program/unit that is most closely tailored to their individual needs. Background information is requested at the beginning of the referral process and is closely reviewed by our unit supervisors and clinical coordinators for suitability prior to admission.

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