Southwest Region

The Southwest Region provides programs and services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families in Blue Earth, Brown, Cottonwood, Faribault, Jackson, Le Sueur, Lincoln, Lyon, Martin, Murray, Nicollet, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood, Rock, Waseca, Watonwan, and Yellow Medicine counties. 

 

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Regional Programs

The Southwest Region provides the following ways to help residents in the counties listed above:   

Regional Fundraising Activities

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Statewide Programs

People living in the region and throughout Minnesota can access programs and services provided by The Arc Minnesota.  For details, click here.

 

Contact Information

Fairmont Office — Lee Ann Erickson, Program Director

Box 674
Fairmont, MN  56031 
507.235.8580 or regional toll-free number, 800.427.2895

507.235.2680 (regional fax)

 

Mankato Office — Wilbur Neushwander-Frink, Regional Coordinator

501 South Second Street 
Mankato MN, 56001 
507.345.4223 or regional toll-free number, 866.502.4082

507.345.8145 (regional fax)

 

Statewide Toll-Free Number — 833.450.1494

 

 

The Southwest Region receives generous support from The Greater Mankato United Way.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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September 2018

People First of Nobles County

September 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Worthington Pizza Ranch, 1132 Oxford St., Suite 4
Worthington, MN 56187 United States
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This group meets the fourth Monday of every month at The Pizza Ranch in Worthington from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Meetings are not held from June-August.   For more information contact Brenda Schultz at 507-370-0026 or brenda.schultz@thementornetwork.com

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People First of New Ulm

September 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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New Ulm Community Center, 600 North German St.
New Ulm, MN 56073 United States
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People First of New Ulm started in 1993 and advocates for issues related to disability, including accessibility and transportation.  People First of New Ulm supports the United We Stand Players, which started in 1994 and presents plays related to issues of disability.  The group meets the fourth Tuesday of the month at the New Ulm Community Center.   We start with a potluck at 6:00 p.m. and have the meeting from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.  Contact Wilbur for more information (contact info…

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October 2018

People First of Redwood County

October 1 @ 4:45 pm - 7:00 pm
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Redwood Falls Pizza Ranch, 1360 E Bridge St,
Redwood Falls, MN 56283 United States
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People First of Redwood County members work on communication and self-advocacy issues.  The group is active in the community in numerous ways:  a fall dance, family Christmas party, membership drive, Valentine fudge fundraiser, The Arc’s annual rose sale, and the annual chili supper. The group’s Born This Way, Here to Stay! program involves self-advocates going into the community and leading panel discussions about the issues people with disabilities face every day.  These events build community integration, awareness, and connections. This group meets…

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People First of Rock County – District 22 Candidate Meet & Greet

October 1 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Luverne Pizza Ranch, 110 E. Main St.
Luverne, MN 56156 United States
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People First of Rock County enjoys socializing and hearing from one of the self-advocates each month. At this event, we will be hosting a meet and greet for candidates from District 22! This event offers an opportunity for constituents to meet the candidates, speak with them about needs of family members related to disability services, and hear directly from the candidates about their positions on the various issues.    This group meets the first Monday of each month, except June through…

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People First of Martin County

October 2 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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People First of Martin County members work on advocacy issues, activities in the community, fundraising, and they engage in volunteer opportunities. We meet on the first Tuesday of each month, 4:00-5:00 p.m., at the Pizza Ranch at 1101 N State St. in Fairmont, MN from September until May.  We also meet on the third Sunday of each month at the Holiday Inn at 1201 Torgerson Drive in Fairmont from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., with a karaoke dance and meal.  Anyone…

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People First of Faribault County

October 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Hamilton Hall Blue Earth, MN 56013 United States + Google Map

This group meets the first Thursday of each month at Hamilton Hall in Blue Earth from 6:00 -7:00 p.m.  Meetings are not held June-August.  The group is still looking for ally support.  If you are interested, contact Pat Kietzer (contact info below).

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District 19 Candidate Meet & Greet

October 10 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Harry Meyering Center, 109 Homestead Rd.
Mankato, MN 56001 United States
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Please join The Arc Minnesota and ARRM for a Candidate Meet & Greet event. Meet the candidates running for District 19 and learn about how they will improve policies impacting people with disabilities and their family members, and share your personal stories. Invited candidates include: Nick Frentz Kim Spears (R) Jeff Brand (DFL) Joe Steck (R) Jack Considine (DFL) For more information, go to https://arcminnesota.org/event/people-first-of-mankato/2018-10-10/ or contact Lee Ann Erickson at 507-235-8580.

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People First of Cottonwood County

October 15 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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This group meets the third Monday of every month in Windom, MN at American Lutheran Church at 5:30 p.m. with a potluck dinner.  For more information, contact Kim Brandstedt at K.Branstedt.62@gmail.com or 507-822-2979.

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People First of Jackson County

October 16 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Jackson Pizza Ranch Jackson, MN 56143 United States + Google Map

This group meets the third Tuesday of every month (except during the summer) from 5:00 -6:00 p.m. at the Pizza Ranch in Jackson.  Members love to bowl and see an occasional movie together.  For more information, contact Diane Williams at 507-847-2770.

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People First of Lyon County

October 16 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Marshall Pizza Ranch Marshall, MN 56258 United States + Google Map

This group meets the third Tuesday of every month at the Pizza Ranch in Marshall, MN.  Supper starts at 5 p.m. and our meeting starts at 6 p.m.  Members currently work on issues related to self-advocacy as well as increasing membership.   For more information, contact Pat Brooks (contact info below).  

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