Category Archives: news

Her costumes make actors come alive

After years of crafting Halloween costumes for her nieces, nephews, and dogs, volunteer Debbie Brevig took on the challenge of creating theater outfits for ProAct Playhouse on a tight budget. ...

Roz Peterson speaks to a group in Savage.

Sharing concerns with legislators

ProAct and other disability day programs joined residential providers to take their messages about disability services to a candidates’ breakfast in Savage organized by ARRM and the Minnesota Organization for ...

Shakopee raised garden at ProAct.

New Options receives grant, contributions

New Options in Shakopee recently received a grant from the Minnesota Valley Electric Cooperative to purchase an outdoor canopy with chairs, supplies for a raised garden bed and furniture covers ...


From the President . . .

We have a great Board of Directors that provide very effective leadership for ProAct, and I am pleased to announce the addition of Pat Jones as our newest board member. ...


Gardening goodness from four locations

This New Options/Scott County DAC had used this former Jordan elementary school building in Lydia in the late 1970s near Minnesota Highway 13 and Scott County Road 10.

50th Anniversary for New Options

New Options- ProAct is planning a 50th Anniversary celebration on October 23. When the Shakopee provider came on board with ProAct in January, it garnered the distinct privilege of being ...


Woodbury Bulletin letter: Recognizing direct support professionals

To the editor: It’s been gratifying to see the progress our society has made to be more inclusive of people with disabilities. I expect opportunities for employment, independent living and ...


Work focus change goes inside, fills need

While a number of participants at ProAct make their way up and out of the work floor environment, some find the need to go from independent jobs to in-center work. ...


ProAct celebrates Direct Support Professional Week

Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) are crucial to the services provided for people with disabilities. ProAct is celebrating National Direct Support Professional Recognition Week from September 9 to 15. “We want ...


Taking services to homes, new needs met

A new focus began in June to deliver three new one-to-one services to people with disabilities in their homes or community, with the goal of helping people to become more ...