With ten community residences in Duluth and the Twin Cities area of Minnesota, Covenant Ability Network of Minnesota serves up to 34 adults with intellectual disabilities. Intellectual disabilities include autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and other intellectual delays. Our residences support individuals who have varying levels of independence and unique sets of abilities. We help connect each individual to an enriching schedule of programming and services that align with their needs, desires, and personal goals. This includes opportunities to volunteer in the community, work at local businesses, take part in community events, and participate in spiritual formation. Promoting fulfilling lifestyles and an enhanced quality of life for those we serve is at the heart of our mission.
Covenant Ability Network of Minnesota (CANMN) provides the following services:
Individualized Housing Options
Individualized Housing Option (IHO) helps the person being served secure housing, plan a move, learn about supports, and develop a person-centered housing assist plan. Many individuals with disabilities have an interest in moving out of supervised living settings and may want to rent, lease, or own their own living space.
CANMN provides services and supports that help individuals live more independently in their chosen living situation.
Community Residential Setting
Community Residential Setting (CRS) may refer to Supported Living Services (SLS) or Adult Foster Care (AFC). This setting, paid for through waivered services and group residential housing (GRH), is applied to a licensed residential environment. A person receiving this service typically requires 24 hour staffing, support and training for medical and physical needs, challenging behaviors, and life skills.
CANMN also consults with families to inform and connect them to services that are available in the state of Minnesota. Navigating the system to access services can be overwhelming. It takes a team to help identify and maintain those services in a manner that honors your loved one while moving them toward a more independent future. This is an ever-evolving story and takes a lot of work to ensure that your loved one is moving forward and has the best supports and resources available. You are not alone.
If you are in need of additional information on any of these resources, don’t hesitate to contact us at 218-624-3097.