A Message from Leadership


Readiness to Serve Others

Progress House, Inc. has been around for many of us. We have all seen it go through various changes throughout the years. One thing that has never changed for me is my overwhelming gratitude for the people back in my early beginnings that made the difference in helping me set the foundation for a life worth living. I am here to help make sure the legacy lives on and this organization is here many years from now helping people. To help an individual is a mighty fine act of service but to help sustain an organization that has the potential to help thousands, now that is really something. In my home we have a saying, "If it's convenient, it's not service". Please come join in and help make a difference.

Cindy Carlson

Executive Director

..our Society has concluded that it has but one high mission - to carry the A.A. message to those who don't know there's a way out.

- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, pg. 151

Our Board of Directors

  • President - Shannon Durst
  • Vice President -
  • Secretary - Ken Torkelson
  • Treasurer - Merethe Dyer
  • Member at Large - Ernie Durst
  • Member at Large - Kevin Caskey
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If you're interested in joining a committee (e.g., Finance, Donations, Programs, etc.) or becoming a board member, contact Shannon Durst, the Board President at sdurst@progresshouseinc.org.

Progress House Appreciates Community Support

Financial Gifts

Community members have been a constant support for the continued services that are provided for those seeking recovery in our region. Your one-time or ongoing support has allowed us to continue to provide our critical services and to provide the items that our clients so desperately need such as blankets, nutritious meals, clean clothing, and more. Moreover, we're constantly working to improve our facilities and maintain the grounds.

Time and Talents

Do you have a desire to help others in recovery, hands-on? Check out our careers page - you can earn as you learn and become a substance abuse counselor with our paid internship program!

Donations of Items/Materials

Please note that NONE of our locations are accepting drop off donations without prior review and needs assessment. Board member, Merethe Dyer coordinates donations and pick up of items. If you want to donate an item, please contact Merethe at merethedyer@gmail.com.


Cindy Carlson

Executive Director


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