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Disability and Adaptive Services

Access North (Center for Independent Living of NE MN)

Working with individuals with disabilities. Offering the following services:

-Independent living skills
-Home accessibility and adaptations
-Information and referral
-Advocacy
-Peer counseling/group support
-Transitions to the community
-Transitions to education
-PCA Choice, a personal assistance program in which the consumer is the employer with all corresponding rights and responsibilities
-Ramp Project, which provides home access ramps to people with disabilities
-Homemaking services and respite care
-Relocation service coordination
-Support planning
-Assistive technology



Phone
  • 888-625-1401
  • 218-625-1400 TTY

Web
Address
  • 118 East Superior Street
    Duluth, MN 55802

Email
Alzheimer’s Association

Provides information and education about Alzheimer’s disease and programs for family care providers, professionals, and community groups.



Phone
  • 218-733-2560
  • 800-272-3900

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Arc Northland

Core services include individual advocacy for people with disabilities, system advocacy, family support and IEP advocacy, education, information and resources. Also offers FASD education, intervention and prevention programs, and parent and caregiver education workshops. Also offers sexuality/relationship/boundaries training for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

  • Extreme Parenting Group
    This group provides education and support to parents who have children with emotional/behavioral disabilities. Lunch and childcare are provided.
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Parenting Group
    This group provides education and support to parents who have children who have an FASD. Lunch and childcare are provided.
  • PCA Choice
    Services that help people with disabilities live independently in the community or in their family home.
  • Housing Access Services
    Assists qualifying people with disabilities in locating affordable, accessible housing.
  • People First
    Monthly self-advocacy group for adults with disabilities.



Phone
  • (218) 726-4725

Web
Address
  • Suite 500
    424 W Superior St
    Duluth, MN 55802

Email
  • (no email address available)
Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services-NE

Provides persons who are deaf and hard of hearing, family members, agencies and the public general information, assistance, support services, mental health services and referrals. Specialized phone equipment available for those who qualify including phone amplifiers, ring signalers and TTD’s.



Phone
  • 800-657-3663 (voice or relay)
  • 651-964-1514 (videophone)

Web
Address
  • Duluth Technology Village
    11 East Superior Street, Suite 220
    Duluth, MN 55802

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Direct Support Connect

A job board to connect direct support workers and the people who hire them.



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Disability Hub MN

Free assistance in finding health, housing, living independently, money and other resources and information in your community.



Phone
  • 866-333-2466

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Lake County Developmental Achievement Center (DAC)

Providing a range of services that promotes growth and development in persons with developmental disabilities or related conditions. Services include vocational assessments and training, job coaching, therapies, recreational and leisure skills, and self care skills. The chore service crew provides lawn mowing, raking and snow shoveling services on a limited basis.



Phone
  • (218) 834-5767

Web
Address
  • 626 2nd Ave
    Two Harbors, MN 55616

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Lake County Health and Human Services

Provides case management to children and adults with developmental disabilities. MNCHOICES-Web-based application that is comprehensive and integrates assessment and support planning for Minnesotans who need long-term services and supports. MNCHOICES embraces a person-centered approach to ensure services meet each person's strengths, goals, preferences, and assessed needs.



Phone
  • 218-834-8400

Web
Address
  • 616 3rd Avenue Two Harbors, MN 55616

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Lighthouse Center for Vital Living

Provides technology services, occupational therapy and other independent living training, adjustment to blindness training, skills training, and groups for people with vision loss.



Phone
  • 218-624-4828

Web
Address
  • 4505 West Superior Street
    Duluth, MN 55807

Email
Medical Borrowing Closet

Cooperative Light and Power has partnered with local Girl Scout Troop 4251 to offer a community medical borrowing closet. Some items available include wheelchairs, commodes, shower chairs, crutches, knee scooters, walkers and canes. Community members can check out the items needed and return them when done. These items are available for short-term use. Simply use it, clean it, and return so the item is available for the next person that needs it.

Items can be picked up at Cooperative Light and Power during their regular business hours.



Phone

Web
Address
  • Cooperative Light and Power
    1552 Hwy 2
    Two Harbors, MN 55616

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Minnesota Braille & Talking Book Library

Provides direct library service to preschool age children to seniors with visual, physical and reading disabilities for whom conventional print is a barrier to reading.



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Minnesota Epilepsy Foundation of Duluth

The Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota (EFMN) offers services for people with epilepsy and seizures across Minnesota and eastern North Dakota. Our programs educate, connect, and empower individuals and families throughout their epilepsy journey. Additionally, one-to-one support is available for all seizure and epilepsy-related questions.



Phone
  • 218-624-1330

Web
Address
  • 4620 West 8th Street Duluth, MN 55804

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Minnesota State Services for the Blind

Offering tools and training for employment and for helping seniors remain independent and active. As Minnesota’s accessible reading source we also transcribe books and other materials into alternative formats, including audio and braille. We assist Minnesotans who are blind, deafblind, losing vision, or who have another disability that makes it difficult to read print.



Phone
  • 218-302-8418

Web
Address
  • 402 West 1st Street Duluth, MN 55802

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National Suicide Prevention Hotline

Provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. Offering specific resources for youth, disaster survivors, Native Americans, Veterans, loss survivors, LGBTQ+, attempt survivors, and deaf hard of hearing.



Phone
  • 800-273-8255
  • Dial 711 then 800-273-8255 (TTY Users)

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Northern Access

Specialized transportation services for the elderly or people with disabilities, mainly to and from healthcare facilities. Services could be covered by various Minnesota Medical Assistance programs. Medicare does not cover these charges.



Phone
  • 218-728-5464
  • 800-853-2955

Web
Address
  • 3133 Truck Center Drive
    Duluth, MN 55806

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Outreach Services of MN (SSI Assistance)

Assisting individuals who have been denied SSI appeals. Free service for those who are on GAMC/MFIP/DWP/Family Stabilization.



Phone
  • 218-722-0766

Web

Address
  • 4602 Grand Avenue, #800 Duluth, MN 55807

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Residential Services, Inc. of NE Minnesota

Providing support to clients with physical, cognitive and mental illness through residential services, transitional services, person-centered services, in-home services, nursing services, Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services and outpatient counseling.



Phone
  • 218-727-2696 (Duluth office)
  • 218-749-3316 (foster care line)
  • 218-741-7270 (ARMHS line)

Web
Address
  • 2900 Piedmont Avenue
    Duluth, MN 55811
  • 108 South 5th Avenue
    Virginia, MN 55792

Email
  • info@residentialservices.org
US Department of Veterans Affairs

Access and manage your VA benefits, including healthcare, disability claims, education and records.



Phone
  • 800-827-1000 (main)
  • "711" TTY

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