What We Do
Disability services for children, adults, and seniors.
A team approach to person-centered care and services.
Listening, investing, and evolving to meet our clients’ needs.
Adult Day Services
Adult Day Services (ADS) is a unique therapeutic recreation-based program for adults and seniors with intellectual or physical disabilities. Through engaging activities, individuals learn, meet their goals, and create meaningful friendships.Work at ADS!
- Small staff-to-client ratios creates opportunities for staff to get to know each individual and provide person-centered care.
- Food service program provides nutritious meals shared by clients and staff.
- Consulting nurse and physical therapist.
- Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) and Therapeutic Recreation (TR) certified staff.
- Located in Chanhassen, MN
Licensed and trained professionals provide high quality services that appreciate each individual’s strengths and goals. Case Managers are passionate advocates for individuals, families, and guardians.Work in Case Management!
- 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
Dedicated Community Support Professionals provide one-on-one care to individuals with intellectual or physical disabilities that live independently, with family, partners, or friends.Work at MORA!
- Community Supports create individualized plans based on client’s goals, interests, and hobbies.
- Provide support in client’s home and assist with daily living, appointments, shopping and more.
- Provide supportive respite for family and other caregivers.
- Opportunities to utilize MORA’s Therapeutic Recreation services including computer lab, Special Olympics, dances, crafts and more!
Therapeutic Recreation (TR) is leisure or recreation activities driven by a person’s specific interests. MORA’s TR department provides vital access to fun, friendship, and much more.
“TR is about using what people are already involved/interested in to improve or promote certain aspects of health and well-being. The adaption and inclusion come into play when someone has an interest in a certain leisure pursuit, but there are barriers preventing them from accessing it.” – Nate McKenzie, Therapeutic Recreation Supervisor
- MORA’s Pearson Center hosts a full-size gym, a sensory room, and computer lab at its Lake Shultz waterfront property.
- Trained and compassionate staff provide person centered activities by getting to know individual’s interests and needs.
- The TR department provides weekly activities like book club and yoga, along with favorite annual events such as our Halloween Dance and Summer Carnival!
Located between two beautiful lakes up north is MORA’s Camp McGregor. The camp includes four fully furnished cabins, a large lodge, and an inviting waterfront for swimming and boating.
The camp serves MORA clients, staff, and their families for an enjoyable and accessible retreat!
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
We approach supportive housing thoughtfully, considering age, abilities, gender, mental and behavioral health, medical needs as well as personality and hobbies. Each of our homes develop their character between individuals supported, employees, guardians, family, and neighbors becoming a community.
Every home is staffed 24/7 by Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) with nursing and maintenance on-call 24/7.
MORA offers a full therapeutic recreation team, offering daily activities within our homes, at The Pearson Center — our gym located in Victoria — and virtually when the weather requires.
Vacation opportunities are available for clients, DSPs, and families at MORA’s Camp McGregor located in northern Minnesota.
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.
MORA’s long-term foster care home cares for children ages 4-18 with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). This home, located in Richfield, focuses on growth, independence, and development of real-life skill sets during a critical stage of life with partnerships with schools and Interdisciplinary Teams (IDTs).
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 Support Professionals, a Positive Support Specialist, Nursing, in partnership with families and the child’s school to help get the child back to a healthy, stable place to return home.
Nursing & Health Services
MORA’s team of nurses (RNs and LPNs) provide dedicated support to our residential homes, Adult Day Services, and Community Support Services. The nursing team focuses not only on health but whole quality of life, collaborating with DSPs, medical providers, guardians, and Case Managers. They work with clients 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.
Shared Living/Host Homes
Our Shared Living/Host Home program offers the opportunity for people with disabilities to live in a family home while maintaining independence and autonomy.Contact Us
When a person chooses to live in a host home, they get more than a residence; they get a family and a community. Host homes are owned and operated by individuals and/or families in the community. Living in a host home offers people the chance to become a part a family while still maintaining independence and leading their own lives in the community. Host home providers partner with people and MORA to create customized support plans that focus on the unique needs of each person and include opportunities for skill building, full community integration, and preparation for independent living settings.
MORA contracts with host homes to provide 245D oversight to ensure licensing compliance and billing for services. Host home providers are responsible for county licensure.
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