People First Groups — Southwest Region

People First groups assist self-advocates in finding their own voices to speak for themselves, and strengthen their abilities to live as independently as possible in their communities.  This is achieved through networking, educational training, and events that build social and life skills. The Southwest Region helps establish and provide on-going support for People First groups.

 

At self-advocacy group meetings, members discuss community issues important to people with disabilities and learn to work as a team to solve problems.  Some local group activities have included educational sessions to review the rights all people have; and group projects, like asking the local city council for better transportation for people with disabilities.

 

Groups in the Southwest Region:

 

  • People First of Cottonwood CountyClick here for more information.  
  • People First of Faribault County Click here for more information.  
  • People First of Jackson County Click here for more information.  
  • People First of Lyon County Click here for more information.  
  • People First of Mankato Click here for more information.  
  • People First of Martin County Click here for more information.  
  • People First of New Ulm Click here for more information.  
  • People First of Nobles County Click here for more information.  
  • People First of Redwood County Click here for more information.  
  • People First of Rock County Click here for more information.