Our organization became a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization in 1986. At that time, it was known as West Hennepin Community Services. It had been operating for six years through Arc Greater Twin Cities as a neighborhood support center for local families, providing assistance for individuals with intellectual disabilities and mental health conditions. As society was moving away from the widespread institutionalization of people with disabilities, these families helped create this group to increase the self-sufficiency and community inclusion of their loved ones.
After receiving its own nonprofit status in 1986, the organization remained West Hennepin Community Services until 2002, when it was renamed to Reach for Resources, Inc. 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
- fetal alcohol syndrome
- cerebral palsy
- multiple learning disabilities
- muscular dystrophy
- traumatic brain injury
- emotional behavioral disorders
1986 – West Hennepin Community Services formally becomes a 501(c)3 nonprofit, after having been a neighborhood support center for six years.
2002 – West Hennepin Community Services changes its name to Reach for Resources.
Today – Reach serves over 1,300 individuals each year through our Adaptive Recreation & Inclusion, Independent Living and Employment Support, Mental Health Support, and Waiver Case Management services.
Our Mental Health department is unique because it can customize services for people with developmental disabilities, and also support the general population.
See the various “Services” pages on this site for more information about how Reach serves the Twin Cities and beyond.