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What is Living Well Disability Services?

Founded as Dakota’s Children in 1972 Living Well Disability Services™ delivers exceptional services that transform the lives of people impacted by intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities.

Our services are available regardless of where individuals live — in their own home, their family’s home or in one of our 33 homes located across 10 counties in 20 cities. Innovations in service, accessibility, wellness, and technology help people grow based on what is most important to them and live with independence and dignity. All services we offer are person-centered and developed to support each individual’s unique needs, hopes and interests.

Mission, Vision and Values

OUR MISSION: Living Well Disability Services provides exceptional services that transform the lives of people impacted by disabilities.

OUR VISION: A day when all people impacted by disabilities live well.

OUR VALUES: Advocacy, Community, Leadership, Respect, Wellness — Our values shape our decisions and guide our actions.

Mike S. and Sheila Warness in Conversation about Person-centered Care

Mike S. & Sheila Warness

Mission Video Shares Story of Mike’s Transformation

When we describe what we do here at Living Well Disability Services you might not always get a visual idea right away. After all, there are so many ways that our incredible staff provide person-centered services for the people we support.  “Person-centered” means absolutely tailored to the goals and choices of an individual.  This can be anything from the choice of a channel on TV, to the choice of when and where to visit in the community.  In this video created with Seacrist Media Solutions you can hear and see how Mike S. went from living without much anticipation of what the next day might hold, to being eager to explore what opportunities lay ahead.  Thanks to all the staff who work at Mike’s home, especially Sheila Warness, for giving us this powerful vision of what transforming lives really looks like.

Our Office Location

Living Well Disability Services
1168 Northland Drive, Mendota Heights, MN 55120
p 651.688.8808 | f  1-651.560.3888

View our 40th Anniversary Video to learn more about our beginning and history.

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