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Disability Hub MN makes its debut

by // September 8th, 2017

The Disability Linkage Line is now Disability Hub MN. The name change and an expanded scope of services were unveiled in August. The website and call-in resource will provide Minnesotans with disabilities assistance on a wide array of topics including health care, housing, work and other resources.

Disability Hub MN is a free statewide resource network that helps people with disabilities solve problems, navigate the system and plan for the future. Since launching in 2006, the service has evolved to offer more tools and services to make it easier for people with disabilities to live their best life, their way — a true “hub” of support.

“Disability Hub MN is intended to be a true hub of support for people with disabilities to make it easier for them to live their best life, their way,” said DHS Assistant Commissioner Claire Wilson. More than 30,000 people used the service in 2016.

The name isn’t the only change. Users of the service will discover a stronger focus on person-centered principles. It will be easier to find resources, options and tools. Disability Hub MN also offers more opportunities for communication and engagement.

The website has an introductory video users can watch online, to learn more about resources and the revamped service itself. The website is accessible.

The name has changed but the phone number has not. Disability Hub MN can be reached by calling 1-866-333-2466 during regular business hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Or go to www.disabilityhubmn.org, find an email address and send a question in. Email questions will be answered Monday through Friday.

For people who prefer looking for resources over the Internet, the Disability Hub MN is a partner in the statewide resource database found at Minnesotahelp.info

Disability Hub MN providers are the Southeastern Minnesota Center for Independent Living (SEMCIL) and the Metropolitan Center for Independent Living (MCIL). The centers work in collaboration with Senior LinkAge Line, a specialty information and assistance service for seniors and the Veteran Linkage Line which assists military veterans and their families. The partners also work with other local information and referral agencies to enhance effective and consistent delivery of disability-related information and assistance services.

To chat with options counselors, connect to planning tools such as the helpful DB101 and to find other helpful information and resources, visit disabilityhubmn.org

 

 

 

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