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  • DeafBlind Services Minnesota (DBSM)
    DBSM provides community support services (“SSP”) to people who are DeafBlind or have dual vision/hearing loss. Via the CADI and EW waivers under Medical Assistance, they provide ILS services to persons who are blind, deaf or deafblind. In conjunction with Vision Loss Resources, they can provide Adjustment to Blindness rehab training. DBSM clients can also access the VLR Community Center and Community Education Program. Address: 1936 Lyndale Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN 55403 Website: Email: Phone: (612) 362-8454 TTY/TDD: (612) 362-8422 Videophone: (866) 338-1442 Fax: (612) 872-0189

  • Living Well Disability Services
    Living Well Disability Services delivers exceptional services that transform the lives of people impacted by disabilities.  Our Non-Residential services include independent living services, semi-independent living services, and in-home family support. Address: 1168 Northland Drive, Mendota Heights, MN 55120 Website: Email: Phone: (651) 688-8808 Fax: (651) 688-8892

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  • Mary T. Supportive Living Programs
    Founded in 1976, Mary T Inc. provides unique and ever evolving services to meet the needs of people with developmental disabilities, traumatic brain injury, physical disabilities and persons with mental health diagnoses. Our 33 group homes located throughout the Twin Cities metro area include 12 ICF/DD homes, 12 homes serving persons with CADI/TBI waivers, and 9 I/DD waiver homes. Mary T Inc. also provides Independent and Semi Independent Living Services, Home Health Care, and In Home Family Supports to people in their own homes. Our CC Parkview program in Coon Rapids is a unique housing option that offers affordable and accessible housing with less than 24-hour staff support. We also have Supported Apartment programs in Coon Rapids, Elk River and St Cloud. Our Supported Apartment programs are aimed at supporting individuals that need on site supervision and support with activities of daily living and life skills coaching but want a more independent setting then foster care. Staff are available 24 hours a day and tailor the support to meet each individual’s needs. This model allows the greatest amount of independence along with the security of knowing staff are nearby and easily accessible. Services may include independent living skills, medication and budget management, recreation, transportation, community meals, and assistive technology. Additional services offered by May T Inc. include affordable and accessible rental housing in Coon Rapids and Savage. Mary T Inc. is committed to providing quality, person centered services that exceeds the expectations of the people we serve. Website: Email: Phone: (763) 754-2505 Toll-free: (888) 255-6400

  • Metro Work Center, Inc.
    A resource for adults with disabilities living in the core of Minneapolis or St. Paul. We assist persons in accessing their community and work options. Address: 2730 East 31st St; Minneapolis, MN 55406 Website: Email: Phone: (612) 729-7381 Fax: (612) 729-7382

  • Metropolitan Center for Independent Living
    MCIL is a consumer-controlled, community based,cross disabililty, nonresidential, private nonprofit agency providing an array of independent living services to persons with disabilities of all agencies in the 7 County Metropolitan Area. Address: 530 North Robert St, St. Paul, MN 55101 Website: Email: Phone: (651) 646-8342

  • Reach for Resources
    Reach for Resources, Inc. is a non-profit whose mission is to support individuals with disabilities and mental illness to reach their full potential. Address: 5900 Green Oak Drive, Suite 303, Minnetonka, MN 55343 Website: Email: Phone: (952) 200-3030 Fax: (952) 229-4468 Print

  • SMILES Center for Independent Living
    SMILES Center for Independent Living provides a wide array of services that assist people with disabilities to live independently, pursue meaningful goals, and enjoy the same opportunities and choices as all persons. Address: 709 South Front Street #7; Mankato, MN 56001 Website:  Toll-free: (888) 676-6498 TDD/TTY: (507) 345-7139

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