Programs and Services

Southside Services annually supports approximately 200 youth and adults with disabilities. Services are offered in a cheerful and developmentally appropriate manner from our East Lake Street location, 9am-5pm Monday-Friday. Services are also offered in the community typically 3-4 weekday evenings, and on Saturday and Sunday.

Of those served:

  • 79% live independently and 21% live semi-independently in board and care facilities, group homes or other supervised housing arrangements.
  • 15% are children ages 0-17, 34% are ages 18-39 and 51% are ages 40 and above.
  • 57% are male and 43% are female.
  • 70% are Minneapolis residents (typically living within 3 miles of our East Lake Street office),100% are considered “in poverty”
  • 75% work or regularly volunteer on a part-time basis
  • 4% are licensed drivers.

Southside Services offers three programs:

Community Connections

Our staff provide whatever individuals need to meet their goals of independence.

Therapeutic Recreation

Low-cost recreation activities available to adults with disabilities living in Minneapolis.

School Based Connections

Group opportunities focus on appropriate social behavior and healthy peer relationships.

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