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.


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

The organization became a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization in 1986. It was then renamed in 2002 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,
  • autism,
  • fetal alcohol syndrome,
  • cerebral palsy,
  • multiple learning disabilities,

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.


  • epilepsy,
  • muscular dystrophy,
  • traumatic brain injury, and
  • emotional behavioral disorders.

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.