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- Accessibility Design
Contact Person: Jane Hampton
Accessibility Design is a design, consultation,and project management company that has specialized exclusively in home access and safety since 1992 for individuals with disabilities and seniors. Our services include but are not limited to: - home access and safety evaluations - design, consultation, and construction drawings - product recommendation & vendor quote coordination - bid package creations and contractor selection assistance - project management & and site visits
- Accessible Space, Inc.
Contact Person: Ken Berry
Founded in 1978, Accessible Space Inc. (ASI), the nation's largest sponsor of accessible, affordable housing, offers more than 40 independent and supportive housing options in Minnesota for adults with qualifying disabilities, or for senior households age 62 and older. ASI also offers a variety of supportive services in several locations throughout Minnesota, including Assisted Living, Licensed Adult Foster Care, and Independent Living Skills services. Eligibility for or selection of ASI supportive services is not required to qualify for ASI housing. Accessible Space, Inc. "Housing With Care"
- ACR Homes, Inc.
Contact Person: Deb Nygaard
ACR Homes is a residential provider with over 28 years of experience supporting children and adults with disabilities in the Twin Cities. We have expertise serving people with multiple medical and physical needs, as well as people with behavioral concerns including autism. Our homes are located throughout five counties in the suburban Twin Cities. We have an excellent reputation for hiring and training high caliber, caring staff. We enjoy working with families, and are responsive in addressing concerns.
- Amherst H. Wilder Foundation
Contact Person: Nancy Ketchel
Residents of Wilder housing include disabled single adults, families, and seniors. Wilder owns or manages 12 affordable housing properties and over 100 scattered-site apartments in the greater Saint Paul, Minnesota area. All housing sites include on-site management and support services. Service packages, which vary by site, include assisting residents in developing financial, employment and living skills that will increase their chances of maintaining their housing.
Many of the residents of Wilder housing face multiple challenges that can affect their ability to maintain stable housing. At Wilder, we believe that housing alone is not enough. A single mother who has trouble paying rent might need help finding a better-paying job. An elderly widower may require health monitoring, meals or housekeeping services in order to live independently. A struggling family might benefit from financial counseling or referrals to community services. Without supportive services, affordable housing is often just inexpensive, short-term shelter—a place to live until the next financial or family emergency forces a move.
- Capstone Services, Inc.
Contact Person: Barbara Cannon
Phone: 651-641-0042, ext 215
Since the inception of Capstone Services, Inc. in 1979, its mission has been to offer in-home and residential services according to each person’s specific needs and priorities. Its focus is not only on care and safety, but also on independence, self-sufficiency, community inclusion, choice, and individual empowerment. Capstone Services, Inc. offers services in both apartment and home settings throughout the Twin Cities Metropolitan area. Capstone Services may provide assistance with daily living skills, grooming, social skills, finances, medication administration and coordinating medical services, community integration, and personal achievement.
- CommonBond Communities
Contact Person: Nancy Downs
Founded in 1971, CommonBond Communities has grown to become the largest nonprofit provider of affordable homes with services in the Upper Midwest. For nearly four decades, CommonBond has sponsored the development of 96 unique affordable housing communities in 38 municipalities throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa. CommonBond manages 4,600 rental apartments and town homes and operates 49 nationally-recognized Advantage Centers--20 for families and 29 for seniors-- which are technology-based learning centers that provide youth enrichment, family stability, employment, and independent living skills, among other programs. CommonBond serves a total of 7,300 residents--including 2,000 children--with an average household income of just over $13,700.
Torre de San Miguel Homes with Commonbond Communities
Contact Person: Angie Dillon, Site Manager
Torre de San Miguel Homes is a subsidized family housing site located in West St. Paul. It provides affordable housing for low income families. It offers 2, 3 & 4 bedroom apartment and townhome units. It accepts Section 8 vouchers and it also operates subsidized units. It is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the community.
- Torre de San Miguel Homes with Commonbond Communities
- Community Involvement Programs
Contact Person: Tom Ruff
Community Involvement Programs is a nonprofit agency dedicated to providing affordable housing, employment opportunities and essential community services to over 900 individuals with developmental, physical and mental health disabilities in Minnesota. Community Involvement Programs strives to be a “person-centered” organization and values each person as unique, filled with gifts and possibilities. Our commitment is to work with each individual to build a life in which these gifts can be shared with others in their neighborhoods and communities.
- CCP — The Cooperating Community Programs
Contact Person: John Rentschler
At CCP we design residential options to meet the unique lifestyle needs of each person that we serve. We offer at least seven designs of living situations to meet diverse needs based on independent living skills, income, supervision needs, accessibility, location and companionship. We take great pride in helping the people we serve and their families to design plans for "Great Lives." CCP also offers In Home and Fiscal Support Entity Services for Self-Directed Services in Hmong, Somali, Spanish, and English. CCP serves people with developmental disabilities, traumatic brain injuries, mental illness, and physical disabilities. For a current list and map with locations of home based support options available visit our website at www.theccpinc.com.
- Dakota Communities Inc.
Contact Person: Kathy Anderson, Service Coordinator
Phone: 651-688-8892 x43
Celebrating our 36th year, Dakota Communities offers residential and in-home services throughout the Twin Cities. We have 32 homes in 18 communities and six counties, helping people with disabilities to realize their potential in their lives and communities. Services provided include Residential (Waiver, ICF, Adult Foster). In-home Family Support, Semi-Independent Living Services, Independent Living Services, Employment Alternative Services, Supported Employment Services, Respite, and Flexible Case Management and consultation for Therapy, Behavior and Therapeutic Recreation. Visit www.dakotacommunities.org to see how whole lives are lived every day.
- Dungarvin Minnesota, LLC
Contact Person: Mahin Schroeder
Since 1976, Dungarvin Minnesota, LLC has focused on respecting and responding to the choices of people with disabilities. Dungarvin is supporting individuals in Hennepin, Ramsey, Benton, McLeod, Sherburne and Anoka counties through CADI, EW, TBI, MR/RC, CAC waivers as well as private funding. Dungarvin staff has expertise in serving people with diverse needs, including those whose lives are challenged by complex physical, medical or mental health needs. We offer services in the following areas: Assisted Living Plus, Corporate Adult Foster Care, Independent Living Skills, Home Health Care, Residential Support Services and Consumer Directed Community Supports. Dungarvin’s nursing staff has decades of experience working with traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy and other complex related medical needs.
Contact Person: Lisa Zaspel, Director of Residential Services
Fraser Residential Services consists of two programs: Fraser Residences, which are 26 four-person homes for adults and children with developmental disabilities and other special needs including autism; four Independent Living Projects which are apartment buildings for adults with developmental disabilities who can live independently. Fraser Residences provide 24-hour services that include nursing consultation. The Independent Living Projects are subsidized through HUD.
- Hammer Residences, Inc.
Contact Person: Lisbeth Vest Armstrong, Director of Program Services
For more than 84 years, Hammer has been providing uniquely designed services to provide adults and children with developmental disabilities opportunities to experience life to its fullest. Hammer serves more than 180+ adults and children who reside in 34 private homes and four apartment buildings in the western suburbs of the Twin Cities. In 2001, Hammer expanded to serve more people by providing In-home Supports to families who have decided to keep their loved one, most often a child, in their home. Hammer offers families skilled, part-time staffing to make such a decision feasible. Hammer also provides Contracted and Flexible Case Management services to families in need of support in navigating the Consumer Directed Community Supports system. Respite services are also available for families who need a short break.
- Howry Residential Services, Inc.
Contact Person: Tammy Decker
Phone: 651-917-9111, ext. 5111
Howry Residential Services, Inc. (HRS) proudly supports children and adults from all walks of life in fulfilling their personal missions. Currently, we support people with traumatic brain injuries, developmental disabilities, and mental illness. We provide Residential Supports, Independent Living Skills, Behavior Professional/Behavior Analyst, and In-home supports.
- Lutheran Social Service
Contact Person: Joyce Hagen
Lutheran Social Service LSS is a statewide non-profit social service organization serving people with disabilities, children and families, and seniors in 300 communities in Minnesota. LSS has over 130 homes that serve people with disabilities around the state, and in-home support services based in several locations. Our Mission is to express the love of Christ for all people through service that inspires hope, changes lives, and builds community. Our Vision is that all people will live and work in community with dignity, safety and hope. LSS Personal Support Services is accredited by the Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL). For more information about LSS Personal Support Services, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or use our toll free number 1.800.582.5262.
- Mains'l Services, Inc.
Contact Person: Tracy Hinkenmeyer
Mains’l Services, Inc. believes that people should make their own life decisions and control their own resources. We offer the opportunity to choose Consumer Directed Options (CDO) or Traditional Services, in or out of the family home. Do you need ongoing support to continue living in your own home? Do you need help supporting your child with a cognitive or physical disability to stay in your home; or perhaps it’s time for them to find a place of their own? Mains’l Services, Inc. will work with you, your family members, social workers, and others, to find the best way to get people what they need and what they want. Then, we work together to sustain the best supports possible. “Creating a world where people live lives that are personally meaningful.”
- Mary T. Inc
Contact Person: Scott Rugel
Headquartered in Coon Rapids since 1976, Mary T. Inc. is a family owned, mission driven organization founded on a history of care inspired by grandmother Rosa Camille. Mary T. Inc. provides enhanced lifestyles for you or your loved one through affordable rental housing, apartments for seniors, and residential living. We provide in home support services, and home health care to people with disabilities, seniors, children and adults who are medically fragile, people with traumatic brain injuries and physical disabilities, and individuals needing affordable and/or accessible rental housing. We are located in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Maryland, and Arizona. Mary T. Inc is committed to providing quality, personalized services to creatively meet the unique and evolving needs of people. We invest our resources to best serve our customers, community and the people of Mary T. The values that guide our services and care each day include a cooperative culture, innovation, social activism, integrity, enliven the spirit and sustainability.
- MDM Rubicon, Inc.
Contact Person: Julie Troy
Phone: 651-731-8621 ext. 16
MDM’s doors were opened in 1993 by three women whose vision it was to provide new beginnings to adults with developmental disabilities and serious and persistent mental illnesses. To this day, MDM offers its consumers the chance to start over, learning from the past mistakes, rejoicing with successes, having the security and confidence to try again and to live a fulfilling, happy and productive life. Through 18 homes in Oakdale and Woodbury, MN, each with trained, responsible and caring staff, consumers are provided opportunities and assistance in helping them to become full participants in all aspects of community life. MDM also provides its consumers programming to help them to achieve their goals and objectives and to reach their
- Mental Health Association of Minnesota
Contact Person: Tom Johnson
The mission of the Mental Health Association of Minnesota is to enhance mental health, promote individual empowerment, and increase access to treatment and services for persons with mental illnesses. The association provides individual advocacy services and information and referral assistance on a wide range of housing issues
- Meridian Services Inc.
Contact Person: Kari Reinhart, Program Administrator
Phone: 763-450-5050; 612-251-2853
Meridian Services embraces the philosophy of self-determination and seeks to provide services that are innovative and creative. Since 1982, Meridian Services has offered housing and supports to individuals with disabilities. Our services include Supervised Living Services, Semi-independent Living Services, Independent Living Skills services, CADI foster care, In-home Support Services and respite services, including crisis respite for children. We also provide case management and guardianship services. Meridian Services employs
- Mt. Olivet Rolling Acres
Contact Persons: Viviane Zastrow
Mount Olivet Rolling Acres offers a variety of high quality programs and services for people with developmental and other disabilities. With on-campus facilities in Victoria, Minnesota, community homes throughout the seven-county Twin Cities metropolitan area,and support services offerred through training programs and the Metro Crisis Cordination Program, MORA provides a full array of services to support clients, their caregivers and professionals.
- New Challenges, Inc.
Contact Person: Chris Smith
Phone: 651-454-0161 x6
New Challenges, Inc. provides innovative individualized services to people confronted with physical, developmental or emotional challenges of all ages. Services are currently provided in Dakota, Hennepin, Washington and Chisago counties. NCI is a young company begun nine years ago. NCI has been building services one home at a time in single family homes, townhouses and apartments, depending on the needs of each person. We currently serve one hundred and twelve people in 30 homes, 2 apartment complexes and ten more people in their own homes. NCI’s services are directed and staffed by seasoned professionals with decades of experience in the field. We are committed to meet the needs of each person seeking our services as completely as possible in a manner that is respectful and professional.
- Opportunity Partners
Contact Person: Wendy Waldner
Opportunity Partners is a non profit that provides personalized housing and employment opportunities to more than 1500 clients with developmental disabilities, brain injury, autism, mental illness and other special needs at 33 locations in the Twin Cities metropolitan area.
- Partners in Community Supports (PICS)
Contact Person: Beth Peterson
Phone: 952-854-6364 X119
PICS is a non-profit organization with a unique place in the world of social services. Working with organizations and advocates across Minnesota, we create responsive and innovative services for individuals with disabilities, the elderly, people affected by brain injury, and their families. Addressing unmet needs, anticipating changes, and enhancing the service delivery system are all at the heart of our work. PICS is subsidiary of Lutheran Social Service of MN.
- Pinnacle Services, Inc.
Contact Person: Jill Cihlar
Phone: 952-544-2787 x109
Pinnacle Services provides a variety of services in a number of counties throughout Minnesota. We provide services to very young children and to older adults. Pinnacle Services currently provides Supported Living Services, 24-Hour Customized Living, In-Home Family Support, Respite Care, Supported Employment, Semi Independent Living Services, Case Management/Service Coordination, Independent Living Skills and Corporate Foster Care. We have experience working with people who have a variety of disabilities including, but not limited to: Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Epilepsy, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injuries, Attention Deficit Disorder, Post T raumatic Stress Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Reactive Attachment Disorder, Conduct Disorders, Bi-Polar, Schizophrenia, Hearing Impairments, Vision Impairments, etc. Pinnacle listens to what consumers and their families want. It supports consumer choice, including where they want to live, learn, work and play.
- Project for Pride in Living
Contact Person: John Hetterick
PPL, Inc./No Place Like Home Communities primarily serves people with cognitive disabilities. We have one completed project in Robbinsdale, MN that's comprised of 32 units of supportive affordable housing, half rented with subsidies and half owned by families or trusts. The structure is a condominium. No Place Like Home Communities was acquired by Project for Pride Living, Inc. (PPL)in late 2006. PPL is an organization with 35 years of experience in serving low income people, many with disabilities. PPL intends to carry our housing model and service vision forward. We have both ownership and rental units available at the Robbinsdale site.
- REM Minnesota
Contact Person: Kathy Larson
REM Minnesota has provided a variety of services and programs to meet the needs of people with disabilities since 1967. It currently is licensed to provide services in 48 counties throughout Minnesota. REM Minnesota has extensive experience providing services to children, adults, seniors, and families with varying and challenging needs. It serves people who have developmental disabilities, acquired brain injury, challenging behaviors, medical or health issues, chemical dependency, criminal offense backgrounds, Alzheimer’s, mental health disabilities, fetal alcohol syndrome, or those with a dual diagnosis. All services are developed and designed to meet the needs of the individual receiving services.
- Restart Inc.
Jim Jasper, Executive Director
Restart, Inc. is a nonprofit organization. Its mission is to empower and support persons with brain injuries in achieving their highest level of independence through community living and support services. It provides housing and services for people with brain injuries and ILS services in the community for people with brain injuries, the elderly, or people with other disabilities.
- St. David's Center for Child & Family Development
Candice Morin, Waivered Services Manager
St. David’s Center is committed to partnering with families to create person-centered home life experiences for every resident in our group homes and waivered services apartments. The goal of Residential Support Services is to help individuals achieve high levels of independence and personal growth and become active members of their communities. St. David’s Center maximizes the residents’ choices in daily living through: Recognizing the homes are their homes and we are invitees, Supporting the concept of a “home of your own” by encouraging home ownership or rental whenever possible, Helping residents make their own choices while considering their need for guidance, and Providing group interviews with the residents and their families when new staff and residents are being considered.
- Student Experience
Contact Person: Tony Louiselle
Student Experience is dedicated to providing excellent personal care attendant services to individuals with special needs. We recruit reliable, conscientious students pursuing careers in health and behavioral sciences. We have found that these students make wonderful, committed Personal Care Attendants (PCAs) because they are exploring their field of interest. They are motivated to learn through their experience with clients, and approach their positions with energy and excitement. We work with clients on medical assistance and who live within a 20 minute radius of the University of Minnesota and the St. Paul College campuses.