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50 years serving community- Red Wing

There was an old hospital building on a hill. There were families opening their homes for foster care. And there was a dream to provide work and training for people ...


Key customer visits for video, helps homeless

Savage-based RPM Drymate, a production customer of ProAct in Red Wing, made a special visit to shoot video for a promotion. The company was featured this summer on FOX 9 ...

Cleaning up the floral prep aftermath, ProAct Adult Day Services participant Craig Blake, left, lightens the load for Design n Bloom owner Gayle Kenow.

Working again, for small biz

Craig Blake used to manage a Jiffy Lube service center until a major health event took a toll on his cognitive abilities. He came to ProAct’s Adult Day Services program, ...

Zumbrota High School students community service project at ProAct.

Youth influx brings spring cleaning to Zumbrota site

It started as a kind gesture to honor a ProAct participant in Zumbrota who passed away, Kathleen Rick. Area high school students came to clean and pull weeds for a ...


Eagan retail job match brings happiness all around

In the realm of retail, being cordial, outgoing and on top of your tasks is a fine recipe for success. Mary Klein has these attributes in spades. When an Old ...


Exercise benefits with reach in Red Wing

Fitness instruction and equipment have long been a strong point at ProAct in Red Wing. Sometimes, the simplest of games can prompt greater participation. A balloon toss game promotes movement, ...


Prairie Fire Children’s Theater engages ProAct in Red Wing

Energetic Prairie Fire Children’s Theater actors returned to ProAct in Red Wing with drama and enthusiasm to engage 30 participants. A five senses demonstration taught skills in observation, questioning, listening ...


Writing skills training brings many gifts

Community integration can take many forms, including the written word. Fans of country singer Jason Aldean wrote to the artist with details about why they liked his music. The fan ...

New ADS participant Brian VanDorpe, left, said ProAct is a good place to be. He and Bob Sayler, another new person in the program, enjoyed an Irish Feast made by staff.

ADS expands in Eagan

Creating a new and comfortable room that’s spacious, ProAct’s ADS program in Eagan recently expanded its capacity to accommodate more participants. “Overall it’s very positive,” said ADS Coordinator Doug Cowles. ...

Direct service professional Mike Hurley, left and classroom instructor Angi Fleury, lower right, brought ProAct ADS participants to Disability Services Day at the Capitol in March. The large rally focused on improving wages for staff members.

Capitol visit supports staff

It was a homecoming of sorts, at a place known to many but visited by few- the Minnesota State Capitol. Direct support professionals (DSPs) from day program and housing providers ...