Where We Started

Some of the first children that joined us in the 70’s, still live with us today

Who We Are

Living Well Disability Services began as Dakota’s Children in 1972. Started by parents, volunteers and community partners in West St. Paul, our founders saw a need for longer term care that put people with disabilities, and families that support them, first.

Respect for individual and family needs has been the philosophy of Living Well Disability Services from the beginning. Over time, a “person-centered” approach was developed to emphasize what every person with disabilities wanted, needed and hoped for in their future.

At Living Well Disability Services we have provided invaluable support for hundreds of people impacted by disabilities every hour of every day for the last 49 years. We serve 300 people in 37 group homes and through customized in-home services with over 500 staff and 770 volunteers. Almost 80% of our employees are women, and just over 50% are people of color. We are committed to the communities we hold dear, the people we support who deserve quality care, and the employees who do heartwarming but hard work daily.

Where We Are

We own and operate 37 homes for people with intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities throughout the greater Twin Cities metro area.

Apple Valley (1)

Big Lake (1)

Brooklyn Center (1)

Brooklyn Park (1)

Buffalo (1)

Burnsville (2)

Cambridge (1)

Crystal (1)

Eagan (2)

Edina (1)

Golden Valley (1)

Inver Grove Heights (3)

Lakeville (1)

Little Canada (1)

Long Lake (1)

Maple Grove (1)

Maplewood (4)

Mendota Heights (5)

Plymouth (1)

Robbinsdale (3)

South Saint Paul (1)

West Saint Paul (3)


Living Well Disability Services transforms the lives of people impacted by disabilities through the delivery of exceptional services.


A day when all people impacted by disabilities and our employees live well.


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