About Us

Reach for Resources Mission & Vision

Reach for Resources, Inc. is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support individuals with disabilities and mental illness to reach their full potential.
We do this by providing individualized services that maximize independence, promote community involvement, and improve physical and mental well-being.

History

In 1980, families helped to create a neighborhood support center known as West Hennepin Community Services that could help provide assistance for their loved ones with intellectual disabilities. As our society was moving away from the widespread institutionalization of people with disabilities, these families sought support services that would increase the self-sufficiency and community inclusion of their loved ones.

The organization became a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization in 1986, and was renamed in 2002 to Reach for Resources, Inc. Today, Reach is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support individuals with disabilities and mental illness to reach their full potential. We do this by providing individualized services that maximize independence, promote community involvement, and improve physical and mental well-being.

1980 – West Hennepin Community Services opens as a neighborhood support center.

1986 – West Hennepin Community Services formally becomes a 501(c)3 nonprofit.

2002 – West Hennepin Community Services changes its name to Reach for Resources.

Today – Reach serves over 1,000 individuals each year through our Adaptive Recreation & Inclusion, Independent Living and Employment Support, Mental Health Support, and Waiver Case Management services.

Multiple departments make up Reach, offering a wide array of assistance. Through our Adaptive Recreation & Inclusion, Independent Living Skills, Employment Services, and Case Management programs, we serve individuals who are affected by conditions such as developmental disabilities, autism, fetal alcohol syndrome, cerebral palsy, multiple learning disabilities, epilepsy, muscular dystrophy, traumatic brain injury, and emotional behavioral disorders. Our Mental Health department is unique in not only being able to customize services for people with developmental disabilities, but also in supporting the general population.

​We invite you to check out the various “Services” pages on this site for more detailed information about how Reach for Resources serves the Twin Cities area and beyond.