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Bear Creek Services

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Organization: Bear Creek Services

Sector: 501C-3 Non-Profit

Organization Mission: Bear Creek Services was started by concerned parents of children with developmental disabilities. At that time, there were no options or services for their children. In May of 1976, our first group home opened to six young adults. That original home has since been sold but Bear Creek Services has grown and now provides care for over 50 adults with developmental disabilities and traumatic brain injury. We currently provide support in thirteen group homes throughout the Rochester, Minnesota area. Support for our residents is much more than just affordable housing. We provide assistance with jobs, transportation, medical care and offer recreational activities.





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Lvl 1: Disabilities ; Mental Health

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Community Health Impact area: Mental Health



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