Services

Services at PossAbilities

PossAbilities services are geared for people with disabilities of all ages, from pre-school to seniors. Our specialty is assessing each client and determining how they’ll be best served. This individualized approach is what our clients and their families cherish most about PossAbilities.

Customized Support

The hallmark of PossAbilities Customized Support is providing the best services according to each person’s needs. Our array of services help families choose, direct and administer their own ongoing supports for their loved one with disabilities. Through our engaged, mindful process we have assisted hundreds of people in being successful in taking control and maintaining a high quality of life. We are certified by the state of Minnesota as a Fiscal Support Entity.

Our array of services allows you to:

Contact: Program Consultant Polly Owens

507-281-6116 or powens@possabilities.org

 

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Life Enrichment Services

This program serves people with disabilities who are considered high need. Our staff integrates Life Enrichment clients into the community for activities and volunteerism during outings such as scrapbooking, helping at the Salvation Army and Goodwill, exercising at the mall, bowling, swimming, reading groups and library trips.

During their in-center hours clients and staff focus on:

 

Life Enrichment locations:

2530 North Broadway
Rochester, MN 55906

Contact: Program Coordinator Tyler Crawford

507-287-1557 or
tcrawford@possabilities.org

 

1750 3rd Ave. SE
Rochester, MN 55904

Contact: Program Coordinator Tyler Crawford

507-287-1557 or
tcrawford@possabilities.org

 

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Retirement Services

Designed for clients over age 50 who may have a secondary diagnosis of cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s, mental illness or traumatic brain injury. PossAbilities staff is trained in dementia and related aging issues and work within a beautiful facility specifically designed for serving those with dementia. Hours are Monday through Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Points of pride:

Retirement Services location:

3139 41st St. NW
Rochester, MN 55901

Contact: Program Coordinator Cristi Lyke
507-280-4745 or clyke@possabilities.org

 

 

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Supported Employment

Supported Employment Services assist individuals with developmental disabilities in obtaining and maintaining employment. PossAbilities uses a person-centered, individualized approach to help our clients develop meaningful careers and balance their work and personal lives.

Our Program Offers:

Additional support services include:

Our Supported Employment Program offers a wide range of options for individuals looking for work. Whether in the community, in-center, one-on-one, or as a group, we strive to find the perfect job that best meets the abilities and desires of each individual. We welcome all individuals with developmental disabilities to come join us and see how we can help you train for and find the job of your dreams.

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School to Work Transition

This program is designed for students who are ages 18-21 who are still technically in high school and will graduate on an IEP at age 21-22.  These students are transitioning out of high school and into the work environment. We provide them with the job skills they need to find employment. Our program was designed in conjunction with the public school system to identify skills this population needs to succeed.

Program highlights:

Contact: Program Coordinator Jill Davison
507-287-7102 or jdavison@possabilities.org

 

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Stepping Out

Our targeted age group for this program is young adults who have graduated from high school and are experiencing a period of transition. Stepping Out provides activities that foster independent living skills, recreational skills and life- long leisure skills.

Programs and discussions focus on:

Stepping Out utilizes a group philosophy while maintaining each individual’s wants and needs when planning activities. Program hours are from 1:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday with some weekend programming available.

Contact: Program Coordinator Robyn Befort
507-208-6248 or rbefort@possabilities.org

 

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Youth Recreation

Youth Rec serves children with disabilities from its home base at the Rochester Area Family Y and provides transport as necessary. Staff works one-on-one or with a small group (2-4) of kids to integrate them into regular sporting activities including swimming, horseback riding and a variety of gymnasium activities.

Among those served are kids with:

During the school year Youth Rec offers programming after school hours and on alternating Saturdays. Programs run from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. during the summer months. Kids attend a variety of integrated summer camps including gymnastics camps, YMCA day camps, nature camps and a variety of Community Education camps.

Contact: Program Coordinator Robyn Befort
507-208-6248 or rbefort@possabilities.org

 

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