Disability Housing Options in Minnesota

Opportunity Partners offers a continuum of residential services that cater to a wide range of ages and abilities. From custom services designed to meet the specific needs of an individual living in a home or apartment to 24-hour medically-focused community homes, Opportunity Partners has programs to meet a lifetime of changing needs.

These services and homes have a strong focus on building social relationships and networks with friends and community members. This social engagement enhances each individual’s learning and sense of well-being while positively integrating people into their communities.

Each person’s path into our services varies depending on their needs and time of life. Our staff will assist interested families and social workers with reviewing our menu of services, funding streams and matching optimal services to clients.

Success Story: Sarah

Independent and caring, Sarah lives on her own with just the right level of support from Opportunity Partners. She works two jobs, cooks meals with her roommates, goes for walks to stay fit and bowls each week with friends. Sarah is proving that just a little help goes a long way toward independence.

There are numerous kinds of residential supports available through Opportunity Partners:

  • Waiver-funded group homes – provide 24-hour supervised residential services to participants. Opportunity Partners manages 20 community homes throughout the greater metro. With the power of strong staff supports, social opportunities and community awareness, our residential services provide more than just a place to live.
  • Intermediate Care Facility (ICF-MR) – provides 24-hour awake supervision to the highest need participants in group homes operating under a medical model.
  • hoMEbase apartment program – offers individuals the opportunity to live in a large, community apartment complex, either alone or shared, supported by staff who work onsite.
  • Semi-Independent Living Services (SILS) – allows participants to move into the community and live independently, receiving a weekly average of five to six hours of support.
  • In-Home Waiver (IHW) – allows participants to move into the community or remain in their family home with support hours based on assessed needs.
  • The Integrated Living Program (ILP) – provides group home-like supports in unlicensed settings – homes and apartments – providing a 24-hour program plan.

2013 Residential Survey Results