Lifeworks provides opportunities for people to explore interests, develop skills, and connect with the community.
Lifeworks serves Minnesota with facilities in Apple Valley, Brooklyn Park, and Mankato. In accordance with the Minnesota Department of Human Services, offerings at our facilities are currently suspended, but remote services are available for the people we serve who live in their own homes, their family’s home, or in group homes.
Lifelong learning is an important for everyone. Personalized support and community engagement are cornerstones of Lifeworks service delivery – and with you leading the way, we provide the resources to foster independence.
- Creative Arts
- Career Exploration
- Health and Wellness
- Music Therapy
- Multi-Sensory Environments
- Self-Advocacy Development
- Skill Building in the Community
- Technology Labs
- Volunteer Opportunities
Are you interested in starting Day Services with Lifeworks? Call 651-365-3773.
At Lifeworks, we are invested in our capability to ensure culturally appropriate service by translating materials into a variety of languages and hiring native speakers in Spanish, Hmong, and Somali. Contact us at 651-454-2732 if you need information in an alternate format. All of our facilities are physically accessible.
Lifeworks partners with referral sources through state vocational rehabilitation services and county case managers along with residential and transition programs. People can use their DD, BI, CADI, or self-directed waivers dollars to purchase services. Lifeworks also supports people funded through vocational rehabilitation services who choose to pay privately to create a person-centered plan. Whether a person is interested in employment, community skill building, center-based services, or a combination of offerings, Lifeworks has a program that will work for you.
Individualized Day Support Services
Individualized Day Support Services provide one-to-one opportunities so people with disabilities can maintain essential life skills and access preferred activities virtually and in the community. You lead the way and we provide options to explore your interests, develop skills, and build connections.
Self-Directed Resource Navigation
Are you transitioning from school to adulthood or approaching a new phase in your life path, but don’t know where to start? At Lifeworks, we know that support looks different for everyone – that’s why we take a personalized approach to resource navigation. Lifeworks can connect you with resources to make your vision for the future a reality.
Community Skill Building
Community Skill Building provides a structured environment within the community where participants can engage in activities other than work.
Participants meet at their own unique hub to learn and improve skills while engaging in the community with a staff member and a small group of peers.
Community Skill Building supports people as they improve their navigation skills, learn to use public transportation, increase their independence, build natural relationships, and gain knowledge through authentic experiences as community members.
Lifeworks Music Therapy
Innovative therapeutic techniques for achieving person-centered results. Lifeworks Music Therapy identifies skills and interests while increasing abilities, health, and wellness.
- Music listening
- Music and movement
- Playing instruments
- Assistive technology
- Multi-sensory environments
- Choirs, bands, and other performance opportunities
- Other creative activities based on the participant’s interests
Lifeworks provides Day Services participants with opportunities to volunteer in their community. By donating their time, they are helping to solve shared problems, strengthen their community, make connections, and improve the lives of others.
Places where Lifeworks helps facilitate volunteering opportunities include:
- Arc’s Value Village
- Feed My Starving Children
- The Food Group
- The Salvation Army
- Store to Door
At Lifeworks, we understand that transportation can be a barrier for people with disabilities. That’s why we are committed to pursuing all available transportation options and creating unique solutions for you.
Transportation to Lifeworks Day Services programs vary by location. Options that may be available to you include:
- Catching a ride on a Lifeworks-owned bus
- Utilizing Metro Mobility
- Riding on Transit Link
- Taking a city bus
- Getting a ride arranged by Lifeworks through a private bus company
While we will always do everything we can to ensure our programs are accessible, we cannot guarantee that transportation is available to a Lifeworks Day Services program.