Lifeworks is a Minnesota 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1965 by parents of children with disabilities.
Our mission is to serve our community and people with disabilities as we live and work together.
We envision a community where people with disabilities are more broadly valued, hired by employers, receiving support, and participating in ordinary activities.
Through Fiscal Support, Employment, and Day Services – as well as through partnerships with nearly 300 businesses – Lifeworks provides support to 2,500 individuals with disabilities and their families throughout the Twin Cities and greater Mankato area.
Each year, Lifeworks supports more than 800 individuals with disabilities who work at community businesses and earn nearly $4 million in wages.
The people we serve have a diverse array of disabilities – from Autism and Down syndrome to cerebral palsy and seizure disorder.
We pride ourselves on our strong commitment to community-based programs, whether the people we serve want to work in the community or continue to challenge themselves through life-long learning.