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Turning Challenges Into Opportunities

Developmental Achievement Center

At Hubbard County Developmental Achievement Center, we believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to have a meaningful life, contribute to the community, and experience personal success.

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Our Story

The Hubbard County DAC was started in 1973 by a group of local citizens. Their mission was to provide Day Training and Habilitation Services for seven developmentally disabled adults in Park Rapids, Minnesota. Who had been long term residents of State Institutions. By 1978, the program had grown to include 25 program participant and 5 staff members. It was called the "Day Activity Center" and the mission was to maximize independence through normalization. In 1979 a work activity program was licensed and a work center was built. The program was eventually renamed the Hubbard County Developmental Achievement Center.


Over the last 45 years, our program has grown to meet the changing needs or our Clients. It has evolved to include services that promote personal growth, dignity, and development of work, social skills, and provide opportunities for becoming part of the community.

Today, our four business locations offer clients a choice in training and employment. The HCDAC also contracts with area businesses to supply work groups for additional job opportunities.

Our staff has been committed to providing services for the changing needs of the people we serve. By concentrating on abilities, NOT disabilities, HCDAC strives to assist each client in reaching their maximum potential. We believe that ALL people can and should have active, healthy relationships within their community and with the people who are important in their lives!

Our Mission is to provide high quality, specialized services to persons with developmental disabilities and mental illnesses. These services promote personal growth, dignity, the development of work, and social skills to provide opportunities for becoming part of the community!
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