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Living Well Disability Services

Living Well Disability Services delivers exceptional services that transform the lives of people impacted by disabilities.

Mission Statement
Review Completed: 2/21/2013
680 O'Neill Drive
Eagan, MN 55121
Phone: 651-688-8808
Fax: 651-688-8892
Other Names Used Formerly Dakota Communities
EIN 23-7181360
Principal Staff Julie Manworren, President & CEO
Number of Volunteers 250
Number of Clients Served 303
General Information
Board Chair Elgin Manhard
Number of Board Members 16
Board meetings with quorum 6
Average Member Attendance at Board Meetings 9.5
Publicly Available Documents Most Recent 990
Most Recent Audit
Living Well Disability Services works in collaboration with self-advocates, family members, friends, Case Managers, guardians and others to coordinate appropriate resources to secure the individualized supports necessary in order to help people meet their needs. In 2012, 95% of self-advocates reported that Living Well Disability Services is helping them to reach their potential while 98% of family members and guardians reported that Living Well Disability Services is helping their loved reach their potential. The non-residential services program (NRS) grew 23%, building capacity to serve more Minnesotans. Living Well Disability Services facilitated over 250 face-to-face meetings with State and Federal Legislators in 2012, likely resulting in decreased financial cuts and delaying legislation that could potentially have negative impact on available funding and resources for adults with disabilities. Among our highlights, Living Well Disability Services became a tobacco-free organization in 2012. The healthy menu system was expanded, resulting in a reduction of medications and significant aggregate weight loss of more than 650 pounds since 2011. In addition, technologies including I-pads were made available to people receiving services. Three bathrooms and two kitchens were remodeled, and two ceiling tracks were added to homes to increase accessibility. And finally, the Board implemented rebranding and marketing efforts of Living Well Disability Services to serve more people impacted by disabilities.
Current Goals
In 2013, Living Well Disability Services will continue to grow Customized Services, including consideration of the addition of some new services. Program growth will be measured in numbers of added families, increased hours of service, and ability to acquire a larger market share for Hennepin, Anoka and Ramsey Counties. We also plan to begin transition discussions adults that have self-identified as ready to move to more independent, community settings, while continuing to expand our Wellness initiative for all of those we serve and our employees. 2013 will include advocacy efforts to maintain positive influence on Legislative decision making for the benefit of Minnesotans with disabilities. We will invest in increasing our technology infrastructure and improve technology available to people receiving services; goals include implementation of electronic health and medical records process to capture efficiencies and reduce medication delivery errors and discrepancies.
Community or Constituency Served
Living Well Disability Services serves a broad spectrum of people with intellectual, developmental, and physical disabilities such as Cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis, autism, and brain injury. These may be complicated by diabetes, health issues related to aging, diabetes, Alzheimer's, and medical fragility. We also provide mental health and behavior supports as part of our services for people with dual diagnoses.
Geographic Area Served
Living Well Disability Services currently provides services in eight counties of the Twin Cities region: Anoka, Dakota, Hennepin, Isanti, Ramsey, Sherburne, Washington, and Wright.
Impact and Programs

3 Year Average Expenses

Program Services: $15,460,457 90.9%
Management: $1,367,769 8%
Fundraising: $177,545 1%

Unrestricted Net Assets

2011 2010 2009
End of Year: $12,209,527 $11,893,010 $10,674,816
Beginning of Year $11,893,010 $10,674,816 $9,199,509
Difference $316,517 $1,218,194 $1,475,307
Unrestricted Net Assets (End of Year), Current 990 $12,209,527
Based on information provided on 2009 to 2011
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