Community Social Service Links
Click on the links below to learn more about the industry that provides services to people with disabilities, direct support professionals, advocates and self advocates.
This link will take you to the Minnesota Social Service Association. MSSA offers all kinds of useful information for students and for those who work in the field of human services, including education, legislation memberships, boards, regions, scholarships, and other pertinent information, including conferences and trainings.
This is a link to Adult Client Training Service (ACTS). ACTS is a private non-profit day training and habilitation service located in Olivia, MN. ACTS has been in business since 1967 and is licensed by the State of MN to service 50 people with developmental disabilities and related conditions.
Arc Minnesota is a private, non-profit, statewide voluntary organization that is dedicated to ensuring the full participation in their communities of people with development disabilities and to improving their lives and the lives of their families. Also available is the National Arc web page at www.thearc.org.
Association of Residential Resources in Minnesota.
Christian Concern Inc. is a private, non-profit social service agency. We provide service and assistance to persons with independent living challenges. CCI has been in the Mankato area since 1970 providing support services to people with developmental disabilities.
Dakota Communities Inc. is a non-profit organization established in 1972 to provide residential and support services to people with developmental disabilities.
Dungarvin provides a variety of individually tailored services and supports under the Medicaid Home and Community Based Waiver. Additionally, Dungarvin provides services in several small homes licensed as Intermediate Care Facilities/Mental Retardation (ICF/MR) in Indiana. They also provide day services, supported employment, and case management services in several states.
ELM Homes has been providing quality community supports to individuals with disabilities and their families since 1979. This agency is based in Waseca, Minnesota and serves Nicollet, Le Sueur, Rice, Blue Earth, Waseca, Steele, Dodge, Faribault, Freeborn, and Scott counties.
Hammer provides residential services to people with developmental disabilities.
This link will take you to the Harry Meyering Center, a non-profit residential facility, in Mankato, Minnesota.
The Mentor Network brings together people and services to create community based care solutions.
MnDACA is providing leadership for legislative change in Minnesota by sponsoring a wide variety of bills that will impact funding, work programs, service availability, quality, community integration, and consumer rights.
This link will take you to MRCI Work Source, a leading vocational day training facility based out of Mankato, Minnesota, that has branch sites throughout southern Minnesota.
This web site features the work of the National Association of Direct Support Professionals, their goals, products, services, etc.
Parent Advocacy for Educational Rights A national center based in Minnesota.
The Quality Mall is a place where you can find lots of free information about person-centered supports for people with developmental disabilities. The web site is set up like a mall with departments and stores. You cannot purchase products at this site; however, you can link to places where you can buy products and services. Each of the Mall stores have departments you can look through to learn about positive practices that help people with developmental disabilities live, work and participate in our communities and improve the quality of their supports.
This web site has a variety of products and information related to the workforce development. It is focused on Direct Support Professionals and frontline supervisors.
REM is a privately owned company offering a comprehensive array of serves to people with disabilities.