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Courage Center

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Causes: Camps, Centers to Support the Independence of Specific Populations, Employment Preparation & Procurement, Health, Human Services, Job Training, Rehabilitative Care, Sports

Mission: Courage Center empowers people with disabilities to realize their full potential in every aspect of life. 

We are guided by the vision that one day, all people will live, work, learn and play in a community based on abilities, not disabilities.

Programs: PROGRAMS: Services include warm water pool therapy; chronic pain management services; outpatient chemical health programs for people with disabilities; accessible fitness centers; OT, PT, speech therapy; short-term, transitional inpatient rehabilitation (licensed as a skilled nursing facility); vocational services; community based rehab programs; drivers assessment and training; assistive technology; residential summer and regional day camps; adapted sports and recreation programs in the Twin Cities and Duluth; mental health and family support; physician services; support groups; professional educational sessions. Our therapy services are located in four Twin Cities locations: Golden Valley, Stillwater, Burnsville and Forest Lake. We also operate two residential camps, and offer sports and recreation in Duluth, Minn. We also offer a wide range of home and community based therapy.

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Rating: 5

My family & I are all involved with the Courage Center's Ski & Snow Board program. My Son is a client in the program. I am a volunteer instructor/trainer and my daughter volunteers as a Ski Buddy. My wife gets everyone where they need to be, when they need to be there. Our involvement with the program has provided a couple of things that I am not sure we could get anywhere else. It's a fun family volunteer activity that we all feel is valuable and contributes to the health and well being of others. It teaches my children the value of volunteerism. It helps my son to realize that, even with a diasbility, he can achieve whatever he wants to do in life. As the DSUSA race team slogan says. "If I can do this, I can do anything". Michael Dertinger