Reach for Resources
This year, Reach is raising funds for our Semi-Independent Living Services (SILS) to help adults with developmental disabilities achieve the highest level of self-reliance within their community. We work with individuals and their families to provide support for each person’s specific needs and goals. Through SILS, we help adults with a wide range of services including: preparing meals, employment skills, budgeting, bill paying, daily living skills, health/hygiene, safety, self-advocacy, grocery shopping, obtain/maintain housing and socialization.
Hanna is an organized, intelligent and ambitious young adult who sings in a glee club, volunteers at the library, attends dance class, interns in the neonatal intensive care unit at Children’s MN and enjoys hanging out with her friends. However, when it comes to cooking and cleaning tasks, Hanna needs some guidance. With the help of donor funded assistive technology that provides step-by-step directions with pictures on completing household tasks and a Community Living Specialist from Reach, Hanna is able to live more independently.
All donations up to $5,000 will be matched thanks to Ken Nash in memory of Mary Ellen & David Kaul. Click here to learn more about Mary Ellen & David Kaul.
Hanna using her new assistive technology for the first time.
Bucks 4 Buses – TRAIL
Give the gift of transportation! All donations will be used to subsidize transportation costs, keeping roundtrip rider fares affordable for adults with developmental disabilities living in Bloomington, Eden Prairie, Edina and Richfield. To date, TRAIL has provided over 950 individual rides to 130+ Adaptive Recreation & Learning Exchange programs. All programs are specifically designed to meet the needs of people with developmental disabilities, providing the independence to enrich their lives, mentally, creatively and socially.
Independence boosts confidence, reduces reliance on others, promotes a positive outlook and opens opportunities. Independence is priceless! It’s not about someone’s disability, it’s about their ability to make an impact on the world around them. Make yours today!