What We Do
An array of services for adults, seniors and children
Person-centered thinking for the highest quality services.
As people grow and communities change, we listen, invest and evolve with care and attention.
Adult Day Services
“You can learn more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.”
The day is about play. For adults and seniors, ADS is a unique therapeutic recreation-based program where individuals really find their tribe and sense of belonging. It’s their place, not simply a place to go.
- Small staff-to-client ratios for intimate and trusting atmosphere
- Food-service program for shared meals between staff and clients
- Person-centered plans serve a diverse range of needs
- Consulting Nurse and Physical Therapist
- Engaging and meaningful activities – not just keeping busy
- CTRS and TR-certified staff
- Located in Chanhassen, MN
Compassionate and qualified services that launch from individuals’ unique strengths and personal goals. We sensitively assess health and safety needs and become vocal advocates for individuals and families/guardians.Now Hiring Case Managers
- Hennepin, Dakota, Anoka and Goodhue counties
- Serving over 1700 individual clients of all ages
- Person-centered coordination for housing, respite, homemaking, employment supports, PCA, behavioral health, nurse visits, home and vehicle modifications and more.
- WAIVERS SERVED: Alternative Care Program (AC); Elderly Waiver (EW); Developmental Disability (DD); Community Access for Disability Inclusion (CADI); Brain Injury (BI); Community Alternative Care (CAC) as well as Non-Waiver
- Language interpreter services available
Community Support Services
Serving people living independently with family, partners or friends. Our flexible Community Support Professionals work one-on-one to create positive routines, encourage hobbies and facilitate outings. One day a ride to a doctor appointment, another day a workshop at a craft store. (This service was formerly names “In-Home” and changes its name in Spring 2022.)View Careers
- Clients live independently with family, partners or friends.
- Community Support Professionals work 1:1
- Individualized plans with county case manager
- Serve within client home and guide outings
- Client choice toward goals, hobbies and experiences
- Help with daily living, cooking, shopping
- Provides supportive respite for families and caregivers
- Invites to MORA Therapeutic Recreation programs including computer lab, gymnasium, Special Olympics, and fun collaborative activities.
Beyond providing places to live and crucial services, our mission and values ignite us to create well-rounded lives for residents. MORA’s Therapeutic Recreation programs bring joy, connection and friendship to the people we serve, our caregiving employees and families.
Making daily use of our Pearson Center gym, sensory rooms and computer labs and the Lake Schutz Victoria waterfront, play and leisure make a big difference in the well-being of all. Our ShowStoppers dance group, Glee Club choir, virtual yoga and bucket drumming bring in fresh energy and talents from volunteers. Special events include the annual Halloween Dance, Summer Carnival and Togetherness Celebration where all resident families are invited to the Medina Ballroom in Plymouth.Contact Us
Between 2 beautiful lakes in the north woods of Minnesota, these 4 fully-furnished cabins provide vacation opportunities for our Residential and Community Support clients with their families and their dedicated MORA staff. A beautiful lodge filled with games, movies and a kitchen and all the supplies you need for an escape from the city, allows a precious getaway in a mobility-friendly environment. A client-specific camp week offers additional staffing and medical supports for our higher need clients. Sometimes the best therapeutic activities are in the great outdoors — swimming, boating, walking and of course, campfires.
A few special weekends each year our McGregor cabins host free-of-charge vacation and connection opportunities for esteemed veterans, injured soldiers and their families and friends. Gold Star Families that served/are serving during OEF/OIF (“Operation Enduring Freedom,” the war in Afghanistan, and OIF “Operation Iraqi Freedom,” the Iraq War. Surrounded by nature nourishes healing, mental health and some very special relationships. Coordinated by MORA’s own Veteran and longtime ICF Residential Supervisor, Kevin McLaughlin.
Discover Summer Camp for Youth
Discover Summer Day Camp is designed for youth ages 9-16 on the autism spectrum. Small group sizes allow for a customized program based on the campers’ individualized interests and needs for a successful summer camp experience.Discover Summer Camp
Community Home Locations
MORA Residential homes are located in the western Twin Cities metro — including Andover, Bloomington, Brooklyn Park, Chanhassen, Chaska, Excelsior, Eden Prairie, Plymouth, New Hope, Norwood Young America, Minnetonka, Mayer, Shakopee, Victoria, Waconia and more.
Over 25 homes in the western Twin Cities metro
Our approach to supportive housing is thoughtful, considering age, abilities, sex, mental/behaviorial health issues, medical needs as well as personalities and hobbies. Each home develops its own character between individuals supported, employees, guardians, family and neighbors to ultimately feel very much like one big family.
All homes are staffed 24/7 by skilled and trained Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) with on-call nursing and maintenance also 24/7.
What’s more: Above and beyond, MORA offers a full therapeutic recreation team offering daily activities within our homes, at our Victoria campus gym and center (LINK) and yes, virtual when the snow flies or germs keep us apart.
Summer and Autumn vacation opportunities for individuals supported, DSPs and families at MORA’s northern Minnesota McGregor cabins.
Supported Living Services (SLS)
MORA provides single-family homes for adults and seniors in over 25 homes across the metro in Hennepin, Scott, and Carver County with 3-5 residents in each home.
Intermediate Care Facilities (ICF)
MORA provides single-family homes for adults in 4 homes in the west metro. Two are located on our original property in Victoria, MN on Schutz Lake.
Our long-term child foster care home located in Richfield for children 4-18 years of age with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). This home focuses on growth, independence and development of real-life skillsets during this critical stage of life with great partnership with schools and IDT.
Youth Temporary Crisis Home (AYSH-Andover Youth Support Home)
In partnership with our Metro Crisis Coordination Program, AYSH supports children in mental health crisis who need temporary, immediate placement. AYSH provides highly skilled Direct Support Professionals, a Positive Support Specialist, Nursing, and have a strong partnership with families and the children’s schools to help get the child back to a healthy, stable place to return home.
Nursing & Health Services
Imagine a nurse who knows your name and everything you love in your life? A team of nurses (RN/LPN) fully dedicated to our residential homes, Adult Day Services and Community Support Services. Focusing not only on health but whole quality of life, nurses collaborate with DSPs, medical providers, guardians and Case Managers on everything from acute and chronic medical and mental health conditions to training and support on medication, durable medical equipment, safety, nutrition, sleep, grooming and daily care.
Share Living/Host Home Program
What’s more, Shared Living/Host Home sites offer individuals the opportunity to live in a family home while continuing to lead individual lives in their communities. MORA contracts with individuals and families to provide QIDP oversight of Adult Foster Care programs to ensure 245D licensing compliance as well as billing for services.
A Respite Program in Bloomington offers individuals who reside with their families or guardians a unique and refreshing few days away from home. The atmosphere for individuals is relaxing, safe and fun while allowing families or caregivers a break from their daily commitments. Licensed to support children and adults.
Training & Education
MORA Training Team
MORA’s experienced Training Team teaches a variety of topics both internally and externally pertaining to disability services and 245 Licensing regulations. These courses are designed to meet the needs of both licensed caregivers and families.Contact Training Team
Professional Training Opportunities
MORA places a high value on quality training and skill development. To broaden our impact on the lives of people living with disabilities, we bring our expertise to more than 150 organizations throughout Minnesota, teaching with person-centered values. Offering in-person and virtual sessions for Direct Support Professionals (DSPs), Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professionals (QIDPs), Social Workers, Nurses, Leadership in disability services, Behavior Analysis, and Parents/Guardians/Family Members.
- Positive Support Core Training
- Positive Support Core Refresher Training
- Prevention and Physical Intervention
- Medication Administration
- Person-Centered Care
*Reach out about additional training needs and topics covered. We can customize the trainings to meet your specific needs.
Family Behavior Support Training
At MORA, we understand that parents, guardians, and family members may need some extra support when providing care for loved ones with disabilities and behavioral health needs. MORA’s Family Behavior Support Trainings are customized to meet the needs of each family. Training sessions can be virtual or in-person, with the option of having up to 6 family members attend.
Trainings cover a variety of topics, including:
• Basic understanding of behaviors
• Strategies for prevention and de-escalation
• Self-management and environment modification
• Physical intervention techniques up to and including manual restraint.
To inquire about training, schedule a class or workshop at your location, or to discuss our customized training options, please call (952) 474-5974 or email Training@mtolivet-mora.org
Metro Crisis Coordination Program
A part of MORA, MCCP facilitates immediate and cost-effective services to provide a crisis safety net for persons with intellectual disabilities or mental health issues – and focus on preventative measures for the future. Assessment, strategies, trainings, behavioral support, crisis homes, and more. Since 1996, MCCP is the only agency of its kind in Minnesota. MCCP coordinates a collaborative effort among the Twin Cities’ counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington.Visit metrocrisis.org to learn more
“I see the light change in people’s eyes as they enter the gym. And then I see the difference that this one hour of something ‘new’ makes in the rest of their week. It’s magical.”
– Therapeutic Recreation Supervisor, Nate McKenzie