Advocacy

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!

Public Supporters

AARP Minnesota
ABLE Inc.
AccessAbility, Inc.
Accessible Space, Inc.
Access of the Red River Valley
Accra Care, Inc.
Achieve Services
Adult Client Training Services, Inc.
AFSCME Council 5
AHL Healthcare Group, Inc.
Alexandria Opportunities Center
Ally People Solutions
Alternatives for People with Autism, Inc.
The Arc Greater Twin Cities
The Arc Minnesota
ARRM
AXIS Healthcare
AXIS Minnesota, Inc.
Bethesda Lutheran Communities
Capstone Services, LLC
Cardinal of Minnesota
Care Providers of MN
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Minneapolis
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of St. Cloud
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of St. Paul
Cedar Branch Services
Cedar Valley Services
Chippewa Enterpises Inc
CHOICE, unlimited
Clare Housing
Client Community Services, Inc.
Community Connections Partnersip
Community Involvement Programs
Community Options & Resources
Connections of Moorhead
Consumer Directions, Inc.
Cottonwood County DAC
Creative Care for Reaching Independence
CRW Management
Developmental Disabilities Nurses Association, Minnesota Chapter
Duluth Regional Care Center
Dungarvin
East Polk County DAC
Employment Enterprises, Inc.
Epic Enterprise
Falls Diverse Abilities Corporation
Fairchild's Foster Care
Fraser Minnesota
Great River Homes
Habilitative Services Inc.
Hammer Residences, Inc.
Hiawatha Homes
Harry Meyering Center, Inc.
Home and Community Options
Homeward Bound, Inc.
Independent Lifestyles, Inc.
ICAN, Inc.
Independence Center, Inc.
Integrity Living Options
Jackson County DAC
Kaposia, Inc.
Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas
Karcher Foster Services, Inc.
Lake County DAC, Inc.
LeadingAge Minnesota
Legacy Endeavors
Lifeworks Services, Inc.
LivingLinks
Living Well Disability Services
LRN Management
Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota
Mains'l Services, Inc.
Main Street Industries, Inc.
Mankato Rehabilitation Center Incorporated (MRCI)
Mary T. Inc.
MBW Company
Meeker County Community Homes
Mental Health Providers Association of Minnesota
Metro Center for Independent Living
Merrick, Inc.
Metro Meals on Wheels
Metro Work Center, Inc.
Midwest Special Services, Inc.
Mille Lacs Co. Area DAC
Minnesota Adult Day Services Association
Minnesota Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities
Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
Minnesota HomeCare Association
MOHR
Minnesota Social Service Association
Mount Olivet Rolling Acres
Murray County DAC, Inc.
NHS-Northstar Specialized Services
Northeast Contemporary Services, Inc.
Northeast Residence, Inc.
Oakridge Homes, Inc.
Occupational Development Center, Inc.
Opal Services, Inc.
Opportunity Partners
Options, Inc.
Orion Corporation of Minnesota
Partnerships for Minnesota Futures, Inc.
Partnership Resources, Inc.
PHASE, Inc
Phoenix Alternatives, Inc.
The Phoenix Residence, Inc.
Pine Ridge Homes
Pinewood- Cloquet, Inc.
Pinewood- Duluth, Inc.
Preferred Residential Lifestyles - HCL
Polk County DAC
PossAbilities of Southern MN
ProAct, Inc.
Productive Alternatives, Inc.
Professional Home Care Coalition 
Range Center, Inc.
Reach for Resources, Inc.
REM Minnesota
Residential Services, Inc.
Rise
Residential Advantages, Inc.
Rock County Opportunities
Rule 36 Ltd. Partnerships of Duluth
St. David's Center
Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
Skogen Enterprises
Southern Minnesota Independent Living Enterprises & Services (SMILES)
South Metro Human Services
Supportive Lifestyles, Inc.
STEP, Inc.
Stevens County Developmental Achievement Center
Swift County Developmental Achievement Center
Swift County Homes, Inc.
TBI Residential and Community Services
Todd County DAC
TSE, Inc.
Trillium Services, Inc.
Udac, Inc.
Volunteers of America-MN
WACOSA
West Central Industries, Inc.
Winona ORC
Wingspan Life Resources

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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.

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
Kevin Zabel, MPS
Director of Marketing and Communications, ARRM
kzabel@arrm.org
651-291-1086, ext 4
Cell: 612-227-1186