Lifeworks Services, Inc.

Mission Statement

Lifeworks partners with people with disabilities to drive change by increasing opportunity and access in the community.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments 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.
Current Goals 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.

Reports & Finances

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Notes from the Council

Organization Last Reviewed on 10/21/2022

This date is representative of when we completed our initial Accountability Wizard® nonprofit review, and provided the organization with their results. This review is good for three years from the date provided
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6636 Cedar Ave S
Richfield, MN 55423
Phone: (651) 454-2732

General Information

Alternative Name: Lifeworks, Lifeworks Services
EIN: 41-0907857
Principal Staff: Gertrude Matemba-Mutasa
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 665
Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
Number of Clients: 3,300
Ruling Year: 1974


Board Chair: John Abbott
Number of Board Members: 12
Board Meetings with Quorum: 10
Average Member Attendance: 10.2

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