MRCI is committed to creating innovative and genuine opportunities for people with disabilities or disadvantages at home, at work and in the community. One way in which we ensure these opportunities is to help people get engaged in, and provide information about the issues that are important to them.
MRCI believes that individuals with disabilities should have access to effective and high-quality employment, day and self-directed (home-based) services of their choice.
MRCI is proud to support our clients and their family members as well as the broader disability community in partnership with other disability providers and advocates in analyzing these disability policy matters.
Social Security-Disability Determination
PO Box 64709
St. Paul MN 55164
Type(s) of training: Web site offers information on applying for SS or disability, the Ticket to Work program, retirement calculators and other tools.
All locations are listed on website.
The Senior LinkAge Line
Minnesota Board on Aging’s free statewide information and assistance service. The service is provided by six area agencies on aging that cover all 87 counties of MN and helps connect you to local services.
2380 Wycliff St #102
St. Paul MN 55114 651-647-1083 www.ausm.org
Type(s) of training: Web site offers information on a variety of classes, camps and services including advocacy, counseling, therapists, social skills and support groups.
U of M Institute on Community Integration
Rachel Freeman, Ph.D. Patee Hall 110A, 150 Pillsbury Dr DE Minneapolis MN 55455
Type(s) of training: Offers training on person-centered thinking and planning and other community integration topics.
Type(s) of training: Navigating assistance with Minnesota's 10,000+ support agencies.
Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
Economic Development 332 Minnesota St Suite E200 St. Paul MN 55101 952-838-9000 www.mn.gov/deed
Type(s) of training: Website offers help for job seekers to find employment, help businesses, find workers, and help anyone at any stage to explore and plan careers.
MN Dept. of Human Services
1295444 Lafayette Rd
St. Paul MN 55155 651-431-2000 www.DHS.firstname.lastname@example.org
Type(s) of training: website: https://mn.gov/dhs. The Minnesota Department of Human Services strives to help people live as independently as possible so they can continue to be a part of the communities in which they live.
MN Disability Law Center
430 First Ave N Suite 300 Minneapolis MN 55401
Provides professional legal help to Minnesotans with disabilities and others who traditionally lack access to the American justice system and cannot afford the services of a private attorney.
Provides free access to:
Short videos targeted to educating self-advocates about issues that are
relevant to them.
Find local self-advocacy groups to connect.
Hear and see video personal stories of how self-advocates overcame obstacles
and grew stronger.
Relevant research converted into dynamic, short, and engaging videos.
"I like coming to EASE because I have a lot of my friends here
and I like being here."
Judy - MRCI EASE Client