Community Connections

Community Connections

Community Connections is a community event that utilizes free-will donations to raise money for local organizations/causes.  Events are ongoing and always sober, family-friendly activities that are open to the public.  We encourage all members of the community to come out and connect!

Check this page frequently for updated information about upcoming events.

Future Events:

GED Party to celebrate two new GED recipients on Saturday, April 8, 2023 from 1-3 pm at Recovery Rec Center located at 110 Washburne Ave, Paynesville, MN. Bring a card and show your support to the new “graduates” and enjoy subs and cake!

Community Outreach

Recovery Center lives by the Betty Ford Institute’s philosophy that recovery is a voluntarily maintained lifestyle composed of three components: sobriety, personal health, and citizenship.  We also practice the 12 Steps and know the greatest of the 12th Step.  We do many community service projects to give back to the community that supports our recovery efforts through acts of kindness, employment, acceptance at area churches & businesses, neighborly respect at our homes and so much more.

We have opened our Community Outreach Office located at 117 W. James Street, Paynesville to offer FREE GED testing services for any member of the community (near and far). Anyone is welcome to come work with our teacher, Diane Schultz and other volunteers to participate in tutoring or simply to take the test. We have mentor and volunteer opportunities available whether it is for someone to receive a mentor or serve as a mentor to an adult or one of the many children amongst our program.

Some of the community events that we have hosted or participated in include: Paynesville Town & Country Days Parade, Trunk & Treat, Adopt-A-Highway Clean Up, Recovery Choir performance/fundraising for area organizations/causes,  Salvation Army Bell Ringing, Christmas Caroling for seniors, Officer Tom Decker Memorial fundraising, Food Shelf fundraising and so much more.   We also provide fall lawn care and snow removal for the elderly through our volunteers.

We are always looking for new ideas and interactive activities to engage within the community so please feel free to contact us.  If you have a person, family or organization that could benefit from us, please call the main office at 320-243-1599 and speak with Mae Maurer-Rogers.


Actual Office Space One
Office 2
Our Hours

Monday: 9:00am – 9:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Wednesday-Thursday: 9:00am – 9:00pm
Friday: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Saturday – Sunday: By Appointment

Payments Accepted

Money Orders
Most insurance plans