Impact and Programs
In 2021, Lifeworks supported over 3,000 individuals, 2,125 of whom self-directed their services. The people supported by Lifeworks, selected, hired, and trained over 3,900 employees to provide the assistance they need to live in their homes and access the community. Lifeworks supported over 935 people through our employment services including 225 individuals who started new jobs over the course of the year. Participants joining the workforce or starting new jobs earned an average wage of $12.70 per hour with wages as high as $25 per hour. Through Day Support Services, Lifeworks supported 290 people as they connected to the community, engaged with their peers, and accessed technology. Lifeworks added Housing Consultation Services to aid in finding a housing solution that works for each individual and Resource Navigation, a service designed to explore options and connect individuals to resources that align with their goals. Lifeworks offered educational opportunities through workshops, webinars, and speaking engagements for businesses, self-advocates, service providers, and other communities. The disability-focused topics include ableism, disability inclusion, sustainable hiring, and workplace discrimination. In 2021, Lifeworks presented at 10 conferences, led 8 businesses through specialized workshops, and hosted 4 free-to-the-public webinars.
In 2022, Lifeworks aims to provide resources or services to over 3,500 people with disabilities across Minnesota. Across our day and employment services, we aim to meet or exceed 93% of people served by Lifeworks reporting satisfaction on both the support Lifeworks provides and the choices that are honored as people direct their own services. Additionally, in our Fiscal Services our goal is to see fewer than 12% of customers leave Lifeworks for other services because we could not meet their needs.
Community or Constituency Served
Through services that provide choice and foster community – as well as through partnerships with over 600 businesses – Lifeworks serves more than 3,300 Minnesotans with disabilities and their families.
Geographic Area Served
We serve communities throughout Minnesota.