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September 18, 2014

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1 previous review
July 13, 2012

I have attended and participated in several fundraising events and met many of the staff, board members and some of the people served. This organiaation truly cares about its consumers, they really l... more

September 18, 2014

Terrific service to clients!! They are continually trying to provide extraordinary care for residents.
July 13, 2012

I have attended and participated in several fundraising events and met many of the staff, board members and some of the people served. This organiaation truly cares about its consumers, they really live their mission. It's wonderful to see so many people have their needs met in such a caring way.

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Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

September 13, 2014

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September 13, 2014

Wingspan has provided extraordinary care for my sister for many years. They are wonderful, loving, caring people.
September 11, 2014
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January 20, 2009

I am the sister of one of the residents of a Wingspan home. Liz has been in her home since 2002. I moved her to Minneapolis so that she could be close to me, since I am her guardian. I can't tell y... more

September 11, 2014
1 person found this review helpful

My sister has lived in one of the 24 homes that Wingspan runs in Minneapolis since 2002. I cannot say enough great things about how they care for my sister. She is so happy in her home, and the staff is absolutely the best. They are all so dedicated and caring. Wingspan is a wonderful non profit, dedicated to helping everyone they serve live their lives to the fullest. I have also been a board member and have seen the dedication that runs through the whole company! Kudos to Wingspan for being such a well run, caring organization!
January 20, 2009

I am the sister of one of the residents of a Wingspan home. Liz has been in her home since 2002. I moved her to Minneapolis so that she could be close to me, since I am her guardian. I can't tell you how many homes I looked at, not finding anything I was willing to have Liz move into. After months of looking, the social worker called and said she had another home for me to look at. I wasn't too hopeful, but I didn't want to leave any stone unturned. From the moment I walked into this home (run by Wingspan), I felt a sense of calm and happines... the home was clean and neat, and all of the ladies seemed very content, but the best part was the staff...they were all so kind and loving toward the ladies, and it truly felt like a home, with people who loved and cared for the people they served. I knew right then that I had found the perfect home for Liz! She came to visit and stayed for dinner...they made her favorite meal, lasagne, and that sealed the deal...she loved it! I am so happy to have found Wingpsan for Liz. I see her every week, and she spends all of the holidays with us. There are also many wonderful activities provided by Wingspan that Liz loves to take part in...the picnic in the summer, karaoke parties, art activities, summer camp, the Made in the Shade walk in the fall....but her FAVORITE is the Magnolia Ball in the spring. She and all of the Wingspan residents get dressed up, and are treated to a wonderful dance with food and pop, and the staff serving as DJ... what could be better? Liz loves to dance, so she dances the night away with a big smile on her face!! It is so great to have Liz so close! She always loves it when I pick her up to go out with me, but the BEST part for me is to see how happy she is to return to her home! Wingspan is the outstanding company it is because of the wonderful people who work there and dedicate their lives to helping all of the people they serve live their lives to the fullest. All of these caring people are a special blessing in Liz's life, and in turn in mine. I will always be thankful for Wingspan and the wonderful care the give to my sister, Liz!

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

the wonderful care my sister and other clients receive.

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

be very proud!

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The wonderful staff, board members, and other volunteers

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

kind, giving, caring.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

provide wonderful care to so many people in need.

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I can't imagine a way it could be better.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

money issues with cutbacks.

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They're great!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

September 8, 2014
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October 19, 2013

Our daughter is and has been a resident of one of Wingspan's home for the past 10 plus years. The staff is a very well trained, devoted and caring group of people. The house coordinator is an extremel... more

September 8, 2014
1 person found this review helpful

Wingspan continues to go above and beyond to make life for their clients meaningful and enjoyable. Our daughter has been a resident of one of their home for 10 plus years and we are very impressed with the care and compassion they show on a daily basis. We will continue to support Wingspan to our full ability now and in the future.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Likely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Likely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

October 19, 2013

Our daughter is and has been a resident of one of Wingspan's home for the past 10 plus years. The staff is a very well trained, devoted and caring group of people. The house coordinator is an extremely capable individual and is always coming up with new and interesting things for the residents to enjoy. We are very pleased with the entire Wingspan organization.

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

Would not make any changes.

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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

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

September 7, 2014
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October 23, 2013

This organization goes above and beyond the call of duty routinely to provide the people in its care with exceptional care as well as encouragement to use their skills and capabilities to their fulles... more

September 7, 2014
1 person found this review helpful

Wingspan Life Resources operates 24 residential facilities that care for developmentally disabled adults. The Wingspan staff takes "caring" well beyond providing food, shelter and medical assistance. Wingspan's commitment is to empower the abilities and to nurture the spirits of its residents so that they may recognize their God-given abilities and develop their maximum human potential. Once admitted to a Wingspan home, residents can be assured of loving and supportive care up to and including end of live support if needed. I am proud to be associated with this organization for the good it accomplished day in and day out.
October 23, 2013

This organization goes above and beyond the call of duty routinely to provide the people in its care with exceptional care as well as encouragement to use their skills and capabilities to their fullest. One of my favorite stories is the extra effort staff members made to assure that one of the residents could walk his daughter down the aisle to be married. This demanded special medical and physical therapy efforts and an out of state trip. Thanks to all the advance planning and special efforts, the trip and the day came off without a hitch.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Likely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

July 12, 2012

Wingspan Life Resources operates 24 group homes in the Minneapolis-St. Pau metro area. The organization's mission is to serve people who are challenged by age, ability or health to realize their own unique gifts, talents and dreams. Wingspan fulfill this mission by providing its residents withn individualized support services that promote personal choice, independence, dignity and fellowship with the community. Formerly known as St. Anns, Wingspan marks its 40th year of service this year. The Winspan staff demonstrates its commitment to residents everyday in so many ways. In fact, employees recently rated the organization as one of the Top 100 Places To Work (in the Twin Cities area) in an annual poll conducted by the Star-Tribune newspaper. Staff gave management high ratings for understanding what's going on in the organization and for supporting staff members in their jobs. I'm proud to be associated with Wingspan by serving as the Board Secretary for the past 1-1/2 years.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Likely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

September 6, 2014
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1 previous review
October 18, 2013

I have had a realtionship with Winspan Life Resources for over 20 years. I'm consistently amazed at the devotion and committment the Wingspan staff has for the people they care for in the 24 Wingsapn ... more

September 6, 2014
1 person found this review helpful

I have been involved with Wingspan Life Resources for several years. I continue to be impressed by the devotion and commitment shown by both staff and volunteers - empowering Wingspan consumers to reach their individual potential ... providing safe and comfortable homes (not just 'housing') with a family like environment. And this is not just temporary care. Wingspan offers and has provided exceptional and loving care for consumers though out their adult lives and is with them as they pass. I am proud to be associated with Wingspan.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

October 18, 2013

I have had a realtionship with Winspan Life Resources for over 20 years. I'm consistently amazed at the devotion and committment the Wingspan staff has for the people they care for in the 24 Wingsapn homes. The residents are given the opportunity to be a 'family' in their 'own home'.

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Wingspan Life Resources organization is a locally recognized leader in advocating for both the residents they serve - as well as in quality training and resources for the staff. Wingspan demonstrates good stewardship of donations and funding.

Wingspan does indeed "... help people who are challenged by age, abilty or health to realize their unique gifts, talents and dreams".

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

September 6, 2014

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September 6, 2014

I have been a board member, a volunteer and a donor.Wingspan is client centered in everything it provides, the people who serve and the mission it proclaims. Clients feel special and that is because they are at Wingspan. Wingspan has a great reputation and it is well earned. They are always there as much as is humanly possible and they do it in creative ways not imagined by others, the glee club being just one example of extraordinary expression.
October 23, 2013

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October 23, 2013

Wingspan Life Resources goes above and beyond with the services they provide to all of their clients. One of my family members has been a consumer for 10 years. I was so impressed with the service, and the company, that I joined in as an employee. Wingspan truly provides life-changing service, environments, and support. It all makes a massive difference in the lives of the clients, and in the lives of the client's families. I've experienced Wingspan from multiple perspectives, and they are the absolute best.

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

October 22, 2013

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October 22, 2013

I've worked at Wingspan for over 40 years because I love the people we serve. I'm not rich in money, but I'm rich in relationships and in what I do.

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

October 21, 2013

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October 21, 2013

I have only been working for this non-profit for 3 months. In that time, I've seen dedicated front line and management staff routinely going above and beyond for their consumers. I am proud to be affiliated with this organization and would recommend it to anyone looking for a caring group home environment for their loved ones.

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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