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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The Southwest Region provides the following ways to help residents in the counties listed above:
- Family and Friends Support Groups
- Self-Advocacy Opportunities
- Housing Access Services – Contact Cheryl Hutchens at our Mankato office at 507-345-4223 for assistance. Click here for more information about the program.
- Workshops and Training:
- Education and Training events located in the Southwest Region and statewide webinars are listed on this page. For a listing of all of The Arc Minnesota events, click here.
Regional Fundraising Activities
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People living in the region and throughout Minnesota can access programs and services provided by The Arc Minnesota. For details, click here.
Fairmont Office — Lee Ann Erickson, Program Director
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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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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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.email@example.com or 507-822-2979.Find out more »
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).Find out more »