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  • Day Support Services

  • Employment Exploration Services

  • Employment Development Services

  • Employment Support Services

  • Prevocational Services

  • Transportation

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We provide a safe environment during the day for people with developmental disabilities or related conditions. We offer a wide range of services, including:

  • Individual assessment

  • Person-centered planning

  • Transition planning from school to work

  • Supported employment

  • Vocational Opportunities

  • Life enrichment supports

  • Daily living skills training

  • Exercise and physical therapy

  • Social/recreation activities

  • Seniors program

  • Transportation

Our trained staff work with clients and other team members to come up with a program that best meets the needs and goals of each individual.


The HCDAC promotes independence and community integration by providing employment skill training in our workshop and in community based work groups. We contract services with area businesses that include:

DAC clients also contribute to the community by volunteering at the Park Rapids Public Library. We provide one-on-one training through on-site job coaching , technical support, transportation and counseling for all of our clients.

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Community Supported Employment
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Center based employment is an alternative to community employment. We contract work through area businesses that our clients can do during the day at the DAC.

Contract work includes:

  • Assembly work

  • Button making/ design

  • Collating

  • Crafts

  • Paper shredding

  • Rug weaving

  • Wood working

  • Secure paper shredding

  • Special projects

The DAC owns and operates the Bearly Used Thrift Store and The Salvage Depot, both located in Park Rapids. Several of our clients help with the sorting and stocking of merchandise.

The DAC has held the recycling contracts for the community since 1987. We have many clients working there throughout the year.

Center Based Employment
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