Helpful Resources

Self-Directing your care can be complicated, and there can be a lot to learn. We've compiled a list of helpful resources and websites for you to explore. If you have questions, contact us, or reach out to your program specialist.  

If you're looking for more specific resources such as training or Human Resources, you can access those below. 

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Minnesota DHS

The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) helps provide essential services to Minnesota's most vulnerable residents.

DHS website

The Minnesota Department of Human Services' main page. On this site you can find helpful resources and information. 

CDCS Policy Manual

This manual is the primary source for consumer directed community supports (CDCS) policy, and is a reference for lead agencies, financial management services providers, support planners and people who use CDCS.

 

Community -Based Services Manual (CBSM)

The CBSM is a resource for lead agencies who administer home and community-based services that support older adults and people with disabilities. The Aging and Adult Services (AASD) and Disability Services (DSD) divisions publish guidance on and explanation of policy in the manual.

Financial Resources

Recent events have created challenges and difficulties for many families. If the challenges facing your family include access to cell phone service, broadband internet, and/or difficulty paying for rent and other bills, we've compiled a list of helpful resources for which you may be eligible that could help alleviate some of the financial burden.

 

Assurance Wireless Phone Service

Assurance Wireless is a federal Lifeline Assistance program. Lifeline is a government assistance program. The Assurance Wireless offer provides eligible low-income customers free monthly data, unlimited texting, and free monthly minutes. Plus a free phone.

Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program that provides a temporary discount on monthly broadband bills for qualifying low-income households.

RentHelpMN

If you have experienced hardship due to the pandemic and need assistance to pay your rent or utility bills, you may be eligible for COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance.

Other helpful sites

MinnesotaHelp.info

Helping families and professionals connect with information and services for children with special health needs.

 

Minnesota Home Care Association

MHCA represents and supports Minnesota home care providers committed to high quality home care service.

 

Minnesota Board on Aging (MBA)

The Minnesota Board on Aging (MBA) is the gateway to services for Minnesota seniors and their families. MBA listens to senior concerns, researches for solutions, and proposes policy to address senior needs.

 

MN State Council on Disability (MSCOD)

The Minnesota State Council on Disability (MSCOD) is a state agency providing leadership to empower and strengthen the rights of Minnesotans with disabilities.

 

Brain Injury Association of Minnesota

The Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance supports Minnesotans affected by brain injury through advocacy, public policy, resource facilitation, case management and education.

 

U.S. Senate

View United States Senate voting records.

 

Minnesota State Legislature

View Minnesota Legislature activity.

Finding Direct Care Staff

MRCI wants to assist families in finding the right staff to serve their loved ones, through our Job Placement Services. You can also view our blog post on finding direct care staff

 

Additionally, the following links have been helpful for other program participants:

Other MRCI Programs & Services