Transitional Recovery in Minnesota “TRIM”

Contact at The Gary House
KJ Sapienza, Resident Manager



Genders Served

The Gary House is a spacious and recently renovated 8 bedroom 3 bathroom house located in the Powderhorn neighborhood of South Minneapolis.  The Gary House caters to LGBTQ&A recovering addicts and alcoholics who seek a supportive and collaborative environment to grow into better versions of themselves.

$625 per month
$25 monthly toiletry fee
$500 deposit

TRIM house participants are required to follow a set of House Rules and Guidelines. In general, all TRIM house participants must:

  • maintain abstinence from all drugs and alcohol while living at a TRIM house;
  • work an abstinence-based program of recovery (we recommend a 12-Step based program), which includes meeting with a sponsor on a weekly basis;
  • attend a minimum of three recovery meetings per week, in addition to the weekly house meeting;
  • maintain full-time employment or the equivalent in volunteer-time;
  • contribute to alternating weekly chores;
  • commit to reside at a TRIM house for at least six (6) months; and
  • not be romantically or sexually involved with other participants in the house.