Mission Statement

Creating Connections that enrich aging.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments DARTS programs are organized into four areas with the common goal of supporting older adults and their caregivers with a specific emphasis on Dakota County. However, many of our services such as transportation, our information line, our caregiver support, and our Learning Buddies tutoring program extend into neighboring counties. In 2015, we saw the following growth in service demand: 27% increase in requests for aging resources and information 12% increase in homes cleaned by our part-time, paid homemakers 10% increase in Outdoor Chores clients served by volunteers and paid staff 10% increase in total number of clients receiving Home Services and Caregiving Support Two new transportation programs launched: DARTS Direct provides group rides to residents of various senior living communities. DARTS Circulator Loops offer scheduled-route rides in West St. Paul. A Burnsville loop was planned for early 2016.
Current Goals Reach More Constituents - Serve more seniors by operating 5 circulator transportation routes and increasing Let DARTS Do It clients 15%. Increase awareness of the services for caregivers. Conduct thorough process improvement study in Community Services and Transportation, prepare to update client and transportation management software and measure results to serve more seniors with the same administration staffing. Increase volunteer base to 1,000 people and 20,000 hours of service per year - increase number of Learning Buddies and celebrate 20th year for the program. Leverage key partnerships for emerging demographics. Reshape services for next generation needs. Try new technology to deliver services as a pilot.
Community or Constituency Served DARTS services focus on older adults (aged 50+) and their caregivers. DARTS services are available to any income level and trained staff can help individuals determine if they qualify for any subsidies. DARTS also serves youth in Dakota County through its Learning Buddies program which helps students in grades 1-3 with reading, writing and math.
Geographic Area Served DARTS serves people residing in and around Dakota County. Geography can vary depending upon funding sources.

Reports & Finances

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Organization Last Reviewed on 05/07/2019

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1645 Marthaler Lane
West Saint Paul, Minnesota 55118
Phone: 651-455-1560

General Information

Alternative Name: Dakota Area Resources and Transportation Services, Dakota Area Resources and Transportation for Seniors
EIN: 41-1326631
Principal Staff: Ann Bailey
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 37 FTE (22 Full Time and 30 Part Time)
Number of Volunteers: 965
Number of Clients: 4453


Board Chair: Brenda Apfelbacher
Number of Board Members: 14
Board Meetings with Quorum: 9
Average Member Attendance: 12

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