Helpful Links

Minnesota Resources

The Arc of Southwest Minnesota is part of a nationwide organization made up of parents, volunteers and professionals working to enrich the lives of people with intellectual disabilities. Founded by parents in 1946, The Arc is the largest grassroots organization of its kind in the country.

MOHR is comprised of more than 110 Adult Day, Day Training & Habilitation, Extended Employment, and Supported Employment Service providers serving in excess of 26,000 Minnesotans with disabilities.

Minnesota Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities mission is to provide information, education, and training to build knowledge, develop skills, and change attitudes that will lead to increased independence, productivity, self determination, integration and inclusion (IPSII) for people with developmental disabilities and their families.

PACER Center is a parent training and information center for families of children and youth with all disabilities from birth to young adults.

ANCOR (The American Network of Community Options and Resources) is a national, nonprofit trade association representing more than 1000 private community providers of services to people with disabilities. Combined, we service over 600,000 individuals with disabilities and work to share policy and solutions and strengthen community.

Local Resources

Southwest Health & Human Services (SWHHS) is a multi-county agency committed to strengthening individuals, families and communities by providing quality services in a respectful, caring and cost- effective manner.

Southwestern Center for Independent Living (SWCIL) is a private, non-profit, consumer controlled, non-residential, community based organization whose direction is determined by and for people with disabilities. Emphasis is placed on improving the quality of life for all people with disabilities who live in southwestern Minnesota.

United Way of Southwest Minnesota is uniting people and resources to improve lives and strengthen communities in Southwest Minnesota. They serve people living in Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Yellow Medicine and portions of Cottonwood, Lac qui Parle, Nobles and Redwood Counties in Minnesota.