Best Life Alliance

Appreciating Minnesota's Direct Support Professionals

The Best Life Alliance is a statewide coalition of more than 130 organizations, people with disabilities, families and supporters advocating for Home and Community-Based Services. Accessing these critical services empowers people with disabilities to live, work and thrive in their communities.

Minnesota’s effective Home & Community- Based Services (HCBS) allow people with intellectual and physical disabilities to receive services tailored to meet their needs – whether that means help getting to work or complex 24/7 medical care. These essential services foster skill development, provide job coaching and medical care, ensure health and safety, and much more.  They allow people with disabilities to contribute to their communities and stay as active and independent as possible.

Founded in 2014, this coalition was previously known as The 5% Campaign, which successfully advocated for a rate increase to curb high staff turnover and improve the quality of care for people receiving services after years of budget cuts and freezes.

This coalition continues to work to ensure that services for people with disabilities remain available, stable and sustainable. We can all empower people with disabilities to live their best life. Join our email list today to receive updates about this important work!

Download Resources about The Best Life Alliance

2019 Policy Agenda Handout
Best Life Alliance Legislator Site Visit Tool Kit
2017 Infographic


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The Best Life Alliance believes that people with disabilities are valuable members of the community who deserve to reach their fullest potential.

We are a statewide coalition of more than 130 organizations, people with disabilities, families and supporters advocating for Home and Community-Based Services. Accessing these critical services empowers people with disabilities to live, work and thrive in their communities.

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For more information:

Grassroots and Legislative Questions:
Sara Grafstrom, 
Director of State and Federal Policy, ARRM
sgrafstrom@arrm.org
651-291-1086, ext. 8

Media Inquiries
Julie Peters,
Communications Director, Opportunity Partners
jpeters@opportunities.org
Office: 952-930-4208
Cell: 952-451-7527