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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Health, Home Health Care

Mission: To help people who are challenged by age, ability or health to realize their unique gifts, talents and dreams. We fulfill this mission by providing individualized support services that promote personal choice, independence, dignity and fellowship in the community.

Results: Contributions this year have helped us purchase accessible vans, renovate our homes to provide greater accessibility and independence for the people we serve.

Target demographics: Adults who have developmental and other disabilities from Hennepin and Ramsey Counties in Minnesota. Adults from the Hmong community who are elderly or have disabilities.

Geographic areas served: Twin Cities greater metropolitan area

Programs: Residential and support services for people with disabilities in Hennepin and Ramsey Counties. Adult day program for people from the Hmong community who are elderly or have disabilities.

Community Stories

6 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a previous board member and current volunteer. I been voluteering my time to Wingspan since its early days, well over 20 years. Wingspan has a very clear focus on its clients and the importance of providing great care to the residents in their homes. The staff proivdes excellent care and the management team works hard to maintain the long term viability of the organization.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Terrific service to clients!! They are continually trying to provide extraordinary care for residents.

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Donor

Rating: 5

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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Donor

Rating: 5

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!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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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Client Served

Rating: 5

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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Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

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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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Wingspan really cares about their clients and displays real dedication to making their lives as fulfilling as possible. Everything they do has their consumers in mind and has their best interest at heart.