Employment & Community Supports

One of our participants at her new job at Rustica Bakery in St. Louis Park.We at Community Involvement Programs (CIP) believe that the best way for individuals to become part of their community is to spend time in their community.

One of the best strategies for community inclusion is employment, and that’s why all of our employment supports are community-based. Likewise, our supports for those in the process of finding a job, volunteering, or those who are retired, also have a heavy emphasis on creating a sense of community and inclusion.

Our Community Focus Means We Come to You

At CIP, we’re proud of our decentralized and community-based approach to support. Instead of having people come to us, we join them where they live and work. Currently we support people in various areas of the Twin Cities, with a focus on Hennepin, Ramsey, and Dakota Counties

Whether people choose to work or to explore retirement opportunities, we support them as they engage in personally satisfying and rewarding activities that promote their participation in and contribution to their communities.

Learn More About our Supports and Services

We provide the following supports and services to people with intellectual/developmental disabilities, severe and persistent mental illness, brain injury, physical disabilities, and sensory impairments:

Follow the links above to learn more about these services. We welcome any questions you might have about what we do.
For Supported Employment Services, contact Andraya Reichel, SES Manager, at 612.353.4595 ext. 106 or areichel@cipmn.org.
For Community Engagement Services contact Shauna Cropsey, CES Manager, at 612-353-4595 ext. 107 or scropsey@cipmn.org.
For our Retirement Services, MARI, please contact Linda Dyre at 952-854-0411 or lindad@cipmn.org.