WACOSA’s mission is to provide people challenged by disabilities the opportunity to work and live in their community. Providing productive work, along with job placement, supervision and coaching, are key elements of WACOSA’s services. We believe that the opportunity to experience success at a job contributes to an individual’s independence and self-sufficiency, and builds self-esteem. WACOSA also provides leisure and enrichment activity services to older adults with disabilities through a cooperative effort with the Whitney Senior Center located in St. Cloud, MN.
Impact and Programs
WACOSA's growth remained steady in its major program areas. With changes in our funding we pivoted programming to serve the needs of persons with disabilities in community settings and for shorter periods of support time. We continue to improve remote access to new services and increased our Vocation Rehabilitation client participation.
Current programmatic goals continue to focus on person centered decision making in regard to the choices each person served makes. Support services in the areas of life enrichment, therapy, employment and community involvement continue to be the focus.
Community or Constituency Served
People with psychosocial disabilities. People with intellectual disabilities
Geographic Area Served
WACOSA provides a continuum of services and supports throughout Central Minnesota including Stearns, Benton, and Sherburne counties over all demographics including small to medium rural and suburban communities.