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. 

 

The Southwest Region on Facebook 

To keep up with The Arc Southwest region specific social media, visit their Facebook page

 

Regional Programs

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

Regional Fundraising Activities

Check here for upcoming activities.

 

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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December 2018

MAPS Meeting

December 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Common Roots Cafe, 2558 Lyndale Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55405
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This Minneapolis Autism Parent Support (MAPS) meeting will be open topic -- an opportunity to share joys, challenges, ask questions, and share wisdom without judgment. As always, we will meet at Common Roots Cafe in the Common Room. Food and beverage are available, but there is no obligation to purchase anything. For specific information about upcoming meetings, please email the MAPS Coordinator at mplsasdparents@gmail.com.    

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People First of Mankato

December 12 @ 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
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Midtown Tavern, 524 N. Riverfront Drive
Mankato, MN 56001 United States
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People First of Mankato presents, Born This Way, Here to Stay!  People First of Mankato have a group of members who are ready, willing, and able to answer questions about living with disabilities.  This group will go to area schools and businesses to provide information about issues related to disability and invite people to ask questions during the presentation.  For more information or to schedule a time for our group to come educate your class or employees contact:  Sanda Noy at…

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MAPS Meeting

December 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Common Roots Cafe, 2558 Lyndale Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55405
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This Minneapolis Autism Parent Support (MAPS) meeting will be open topic -- an opportunity to share joys, challenges, ask questions, and share wisdom without judgment. As always, we will meet at Common Roots Cafe in the Common Room. Food and beverage are available, but there is no obligation to purchase anything. For specific information about upcoming meetings, please email the MAPS Coordinator at mplsasdparents@gmail.com.

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People First of Martin County

December 16 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 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 Cottonwood County

December 17 @ 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

December 18 @ 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

December 18 @ 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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People First of Nobles County

December 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

December 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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January 2019

People First of Martin County

January 1, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until May 7, 2019

An event every month that begins at 4:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until May 19, 2019

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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