One-to-one Support 

Individualized home supports allow a person with disabilities to stay in their own home. A parent or relative can be hired to support the person at home, or non-related support worker can be hired. *NEW* These services can be provided remotely.

PossAbilities is able to provide two types of individualized home supports.

  • Individualized home supports are provided without training for adults and children when they need support in any of the community categories listed below.
  • Individualized home supports are provided with training for adults when they need support in any of the community categories listed below.
  • Individualized home supports are provided with family training for adults or children living with their family, and they need support and training in any of the community categories listed below.

Here are the four service categories approved for individualized home supports.

  • Community participation, which may include any of the following:
    • Community safety and awareness
    • Community resource use and access
    • Informal support networking
    • Communication skill building
    • Skill building to meet transportation needs
    • Leisure, recreation, and socialization planning
  • Health, safety, and wellness, which may include any of the following:
    • Arranging healthcare needs
    • Assisting with self-care
    • Supporting the person to meet health, safety, and wellness goals
  • Household management, which may include any of the following:
    • Assisting with routine household care
    • Safety knowledge and skills in the home
    • Training, assistance, support, and/or guidance with money management, meal planning and cooking, and personal needs purchasing
  • Adaptive skills which may include any of the following:
    • Crisis prevention
    • Positive strategies
    • Problem solving
    • Independent living skills
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To help determine which individualized home supports services meet your needs, click here. 

PossAbilities is a 245D licensed provider. We function as the employer for the worker that is hired by providing the necessary training and payroll. PossAbilities can help provide interpretation for staffing needs and required trainings.


PossAbilities does not provide support staff for individualized home supports services.  Here are some tips for finding a support worker:

  • You can be your loved one’s support worker.
  • You can find someone you know.
    • Inform your family members, friends, neighbors, co-workers, school teachers, etc. that you are looking for support staff.
  • You can find someone on social media.
    • Post on your personal Facebook page or community Facebook page that you are looking for support staff.  Many communities also have job pages on Facebook where you can list your job.
  • Post Flyers
    • Create a “hiring flyer” and hang it up at your local community center, school district, grocery store, gas station, restaurant, or other facilities in town that are frequently trafficked.
  • Creating a job posting with PossAbilities
    • Fill out the Job Posting Agreement form provided by PossAbilities. You can request the Job Posting Agreement Form from our Individualized Home Supports and Respite Manager.  By filling out this form with the required details, PossAbilities can help you look for support workers.

Tips for Recruiting a Support Worker:

  • Be specific about what you are looking for in a support worker, including the schedule of hours needed, type of job tasks, age requirements, experience requirements, and location of the job. Will this be a permanent or temporary job?  The more details you provide, the more likely it is that you will find the right candidate to work with you.
  • Once you have a candidate(s), you will want to interview them to ensure they are the correct fit for your needs. You may also want to set a time to have them interact with the person they will be working with.
  • PossAbilities is here to help coach and assist you through the process as needed.

PossAbilities is able to provide individualized home supports programming anywhere in Minnesota.

Questions can be e-mailed to or call (507) 281-6116.

Additional information on Individualized Home Supports can be accessed on the Minnesota Department of Human Services website.