Laura Baker School Association

Rating: 5 stars   2 reviews

Issues: Disabilities, Education, Human Services

Location: 211 Oak St Northfield MN 55057 USA

Mission: Our mission is to respect the life choices and dreams of people with developmental disabilities and help them reach their goals.
Programs: Oak Street Services: 30 bed ICF-MR serving people with developmental disabilities often seen by others as "difficult to serve", including people with Prader-Willi Syndrome and a private school for children who are not successful in public school settings. Community Services: Support for people living in the Northfield area in their home, or in group housing. We currently serve 28 people: 18 in group housing, 10 in their own homes or apartments.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Laura Baker has been part of my brothers life for over 25 years. Laura Baker has supported him as a special person who has needs and wants like any other person in our community. He has gotten to take trips out of state to places he has always wanted to visit and is given opportunities to particiapate in the local community as well. Consideration for what he wants and what would be best for him is always thought of. They do their best to keep family informed of what and how he is doing. Laura Baker Association treats all people with the same respect you or I would expect. The staff is great and work because they enjoy the job not necessarly because it is a job.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My brother is a happy man. He is given respect and has a home he loves to go back to after a visit with family. It is the only place I would consider allowing my brother to live.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Making changes would involve providing more income to LBA so they could expand their facilities to more people. Provide more organic and healthy food choices to the clients.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

We found Laura Baker over 25 years ago when my parents needed to find a safe place for my brother to live.

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

It has given us peace knowing my brother is well cared for and safe. It allows him independence and still have security in his care.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Rating: 5 stars  

Most people have a person in their life that has a disability. I had a sister, Anna. She was born in a time when there were few, if any, possibilities for her to live a happy, safe, and fulfilling life. She would have done amazing things had Laura Baker been in her life. I am happy to serve on a board that helps to offer life changing choices to a population that is often pushed out of sight and treated as unimportant. Every life is a gift and I believe that God has given us special needs people in the world to remind us that none of are perfect and he wants us to care for those who are unable to care, and make a happy life for themselves. God Bless all those who serve at Laura Baker!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Over the many years that I have watched Laura Baker in action they continue to improve their services to those whom God has in-trusted the human race to care for. They are ever changing and finding new ways to offer life changing choices to the people who live there. It is a very big happy family.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

The staff and management are always looking for ways to meet the clients needs, I would encourage the staff at Laura Baker to continue to look for new ways to offer choices to the mentally and physically challenged clients that live there.

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