Impact and Programs
We went through the first phase of increased scrutiny from DHS due to the Home and Community Based Final Rule (HCBS), which included compiling evidence of the choices and control we offer the people we support, as well as the opportunities we give to become more engaged with the larger, local community. We received our 12th consecutive 3-year accreditation from CARF and we found our first local business, PCs for People, to operate out of our Community Hub in St. Paul. PCs for People has hired a number of individuals from MSS at minimum wage or higher. Our partnership with The Show Gallery Lowertown art center in St. Paul continued to flourish, as almost $7,000 paid to MSS artists throughout the year. We improved our system of connecting interests of the individuals we support and staff members, by gathering thoughts and ideas and then using that data to drive our programs and activities.
We will continue to expand our Community Hub project in our St. Paul center to develop partnerships with other small businesses in addition to PCs for People.
We will work toward maximizing community engagement for the people we support.
We are working to redesign our entire staff recruitment and retention plan. This will include new processes for screening, interviewing, on-boarding, mentoring, and developing our staff.
We will continue implementing our Technology Plan, introducing systems that bring us closer to being a paperless organization.
We will continue to look for unique and diverse ways to increase revenue and we will be responding and adapting our agency to the changing landscape of our industry.
Community or Constituency Served
MSS serves people with disabilties
Geographic Area Served
Seven-county metro area