Impact and Programs
In 2017, Lifeworks supported hundreds of individuals with disabilities in finding and maintaining competitive jobs in the community. This included 198 new job placements and 82 new employer partners, bringing the total number of individuals supported on the job to 603 and the total number of employer partners to 306. On March 1, 2017, Lifeworks chose to become one of just a handful of disability service providers statewide without a special wage certificate, meaning that all individuals supported on the job earn at least minimum wage. The average wage of a Lifeworks associate directly hired by a business was $11.02. Through Day Services, Lifeworks helped more than 400 individuals connect to the community, engage with their peers, and utilize modern technology – all while receiving the highest quality care. Among the various activities and accomplishments made possible, 52 individuals participated in musical performance groups throughout Lifeworks locations in the Twin Cities, self-advocates from Lifeworks Brooklyn Park visited the Capitol 17 times to make their voices heard and meet with legislators, and 564 volunteers donated 4,580 hours of their time enriching the lives of people served by Lifeworks. Lifeworks supported more than 1,900 individuals to self-direct the services they receive. As an approved fiscal support entity through the state of Minnesota, Lifeworks helped individuals enrolled in the Consumer Directed Community Supports (CDCS) and Consumer Support Grant (CSG) programs. Lifeworks also served as a knowledgeable PCA Choice provider agency and a licensed provider of Personal Support.
Support more people to lead self-directed, fulfilling lives by clearly defining models of service, leveraging technology investments, and construction an agile, engaged, and culturally competent workforce. Focusing on growth in self-directing services.
Community or Constituency Served
Individuals with developmental disabilities.
Geographic Area Served
Primarily in the Minneapolis/St Paul area as well as Mankato for day support and employment services. Across all of Minnesota for Financial Management Services,