Wingspan currently operates 33 homes in Ramsey, Hennepin and Dakota counties for adults with developmental disabilities. We are dedicated to a standard of care that far exceeds required rules and regulations and have long been proud of our unique program and our many staff that truly love what they do.
Each residence is a family home environment where people have the security and freedom to be themselves, enjoy life and take part in the community. As part of Wingspan’s belief that the homes belong to the people who live there, Wingspan staff provides 24-hour-a-day support and assistance for residents but do not live in the homes.
Living your best life means something different to each of us and Wingspan is committed to hearing everyone’s voice, assuring we understand what each individual wants and needs as we work together to develop a service plan that works for each individual we serve.
Because no one’s life stays the same, services are adapted to each person’s changing needs, making possible lasting relationships and a lifelong, stable environment.
People who live in Wingspan homes lead busy, active lives. With the assistance of Wingspan staff and volunteers, residents can choose from a wide range of group and individual home activities, participate in household tasks such as meal preparation, or pursue hobbies such as painting and needlework. They go on outings to church, movies, bowling, restaurants, and on vacations. Each year, people from all the Wingspan homes get together at picnics, holiday festivities, dances and other special events.
What Our Families Have to Say...
The Cohen-Fensterman family made a generous online donation to Wingspan the day after their visit to the 2023 fair. Dr. Cohen shared, “We were at the Minnesota state fair and met a wonderful woman who works with you, along with her staff. She had a group of residents with her–adult men and women. She was incredible and passionate and kind and her kindness shone so brightly. My husband and I talked with our young daughters about her role and your organization and thought that maybe we could help in some small way. We are happy for our gift to be allocated wherever it is most needed! When we walked away, I leaned down to my girls and said ‘that woman is an angel’. Thank you for all you do.”