Services & Programs
We Are Helping People Live Their Greatest Lives
We provide a wide range of services across the Twin Cities and Northern Minnesota. Below you will see the listed programs along with the ability to send referrals.
We provide flexible, individualized employment supports – from start to finish – for people with disabilities, severe and persistent mental health issues, traumatic brain injuries, and sensory impairments, offering employment services in three different areas: Exploration, Development, and Support. Our goal is to develop customized jobs in the community that capitalize on each individual’s interests, abilities, and personal goals.
NOTE: Currently, our Employment Services program is not taking on new referrals due to COVID-19.
For a variety of reasons, some people choose not to work and focus instead on other goals. Life skills services help the people we support achieve their goals so they can live fulfilling lives. These services are offered at our branches and in a variety of community settings, including: volunteering, leisure and recreation, health and wellness, personal empowerment, access to the arts, making friends, pursuing hobbies and passions, and more!
NOTE: Currently, our Day Services program is not taking on new referrals due to COVID-19.
Accord™ provides a supportive, respectful environment, in its MARI (Music, Arts, Recreation, and Inclusion) Program, located in the south metro area. The focus of this program is to provide a quality community experience for older adults with disabilities for whom employment is no longer a priority.
We provide case management and support services to individuals who qualify under the Developmental Disabilities (DD) Waiver, Community Alternatives for Disabled Individuals (CADI) Waiver, and the Brain Injury (BI) Waiver. Reach out to discover how we support those who qualify for these waivers to get the assistance they need to live more independent, self-determined lives.
Staff provide supports in the homes of individuals to assist with day-to-day living within Pine County.
These affordable housing opportunities are designed to support individuals with mental health by giving them a place to live. Support services are provided by a mental health worker in a shared housing setting. Other services may also be an option for people in an individualized housing setting.
This support option provides help in an individual’s own home. A nurse visits them on a regular basis to assist with medication management and education, and to assess their mental health and stability.
Families open their homes to up to two individuals in a semi-independent living situation. Families license their home as an Adult Foster Care (AFC) home, and Accord supports individuals and families to create a living situation that fits their needs and preferences.
Adult Foster Care can be a great housing option for those with serious and persistent mental health that requires day and night supervision. Additional benefits include medication monitoring and transportation.
Each of these small group living facilities offer housing for up to four adults, and every resident has his or her own room. Staff are available to assist residents 24 hours a day.
Coming soon! The Department of Human Services is working on a new service called Community First Services and Supports (CFSS), which will replace the current Personal Care Assistance (PCA) program in Minnesota. They plan to start rolling out this new service in the middle of 2020.