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South metro church understands inclusion

Pastors Tom Evans and Michael Mulso with Emanuel Lutheran Church in Inver Grove Heights understand inclusion and how to create a meaningful role for people with disabilities in a church body. “It is the love and compassion of all the ...

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‘Snack Attack’ teaches, fills cravings

By Ali Brown, Day Support Services Manager One important question asked by our participants when they returned in-center was, “Are the vending machines open and can I buy a pop or snack?” Our response was always, sorry, no, not at ...

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Donations prompt long awaited outing to theater

Ready … set … action! ProAct in Shakopee was able to provide its first community outing in over a year by renting a movie theatre from Marcus Theatres! Proceeds from fundraisers made three separate theatre rentals possible for those participants ...

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Beneficial store partnership meets many needs

Annika Schmillen rolls a cart with Italian waffle cone cookies to the food area at the new HomeGoods store in Burnsville. ProAct employment specialist Brianna Otto visits, acting as a sounding board and encourager. Schmillen is one of a half ...

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In memoriam: ProAct acknowledges 19 participants who passed away

ProAct wishes to acknowledge the following program participants who passed away since March of 2020. Leaders and staff are thankful for the memories and for the opportunity to serve these individuals: Joan Alickson, Dale Arndt, Sherri Baker, Mike Blaha, John ...

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Return to independence, personal growth comes with retail job

When another disability provider closed its doors last year, Michael Zalesky, who is in his mid-30s, was let go from a warehouse crew after three years. Family said he loved the work. Little did he know that months later, he ...

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Day at Capitol, chance for input, comaraderie

Minnesota Virtual Disability Services Day at the Capitol drew out groups from ProAct in Red Wing and Eagan. Some participated in the online rally and others met with their legislators to share their concerns. “We talked about funding, how it ...

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Pre-ETS student preps product, adapts, grows skills

Transition school student David Robins is glad to call his work spot home, and it’s a busy one, at the Savers thrift store in Apple Valley. Sorting clothes into boxes for distribution, a wall of readied product displays tags with ...

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‘Houseman’ shines for hospitality in Red Wing

After gaining experience at ProAct and in another job with its support, Michael Halpaus found a satisfying job match at a Red Wing hotel through a friend and receives limited support from the nonprofit. Halpaus plays a primary cleaning role ...

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Sandy and Betty at ProAct in Red Wing
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Back in action for humor, productivity, camaraderie

ProAct in Red Wing is a big part of Sandy Orso’s (above left), community. So, not going in, she was bored in her assisted living home all summer. My favorite staff is Betty (Anderson),” said Orso. “She kids around and ...

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