LaCinda Mielke, Housing Access Coordinator, assists people with disabilities that are eligible for long term care or state plan home care services and wish to move to homes of their own. Video from DHS. Brochure.
"The Arc of West Central Minnesota has always been a top notch organization with top notch people! The Arc has always been there for us as a resource, family connector, and support group backbone! We can always count on the Arc!Diane Brendemuhl, parent
November 15th; Focus of conference Person-Centered Thinking: Putting You in Charge This one day gathering will give self-advocates and family members, the conceptual knowledge and practical skills to advocate for and help create services that meet your needs, desires, and dreams. Twin Cities.
Herbergers Community Days Fundraiser
Please consider purchasing a book for $5, either in person or use the link to purchase valuable coupon booklets online before dates of sale November 14th & 15th. Booklets purchased online are shipped free of charge. Great way to do your Christmas shopping!
Community Days coupons can be used on over 100 Bonus items!
Looking for Sibshop facilitators.
Help give kids a chance to have fun & share their thoughts and experiences about having a family member with a disability. We would like to hold Sibshops in all areas of our region! Training available. Call: 218-233-5949 or
1-800-411-0124 The Arc’s National Sibling Council
View a clip from Offense Taken,
a DVD produced by Self-Advocates of Minnesota (SAM), which
brings attention to the hurtful use of the "R" word. For more information, please visit RTC Media Productions
Master Pool Special Needs Trusts
Considering a Special Needs or Supplemental Needs Trust for a family member? Check out The Arc of Minnesota's Master Pool Trust. The Arc of MN Master Pool Trust, administered by professionals that know the intricacies of trusts, makes it possible for families to put money aside for a loved one with a disability, for things like vacations, cell phone, & cable TV, without affecting eligibility for government benefits such as SSI & MA.
Still in the Shadows with Their Future Uncertain. There is a real fear that our society may regress toward the institutional services we have been working to end for more than 50 years. Key Findings. Full report