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Service Info
Service:Day Training and Habilitation (DT&H)
Agency:Lifeworks Services
Loc Name:Lifeworks Hastings
Location:615 Vermillion St, St. Luke's Church, Hastings, MN, 55033-1939 Map
Phone: (651) 268-2853

Service Description

Day Training and Habilitation (DT&H) is a day program for adults with developmental disabilities that helps to:
      - Learn and use life skills
      - Participate in community life
      - Choose activities to participate in that are personally meaningful, such as work or recreation

Services during the day -
  - Services (or supports) for a person to be fully integrated into the community.
The services help the person to participate in the community in activities that the person chooses.

Some DT&H services that may be available:
* Supervision, training and help in self-care, communication, socialization and behavior management
* Supported employment and work-related activities
     - DT&H centers vary in what kinds of work in what settings, but many include disability-specific sheltered work, community work crews, or individual community-based employment supports (such as job coaching or job development)
* Activities in the community, like an exercise class, volunteering or special events
* Training in community survival skills, money management and activities to live more independently
* Transportation services for non-medical purposes to enable persons to participate in DT&H services (DT&H transportation can only be used for DT&H services)

Learn more about this service when paid for under the waivers in the Community-Based Services Manual -

Supported Employment and Career Development -
Through Lifeworks Career Development, people with disabilities have the opportunity to work part-time, full-time, or on a temporary basis. We focus on helping our clients be active, engaged members of the community. The job opportunities we pursue enable our clients to become integrated into the workforce. They are employed on site at area businesses -- providing real jobs with real pay, real responsibilities, and real rewards.

How It Works -
In preparation for employment, we help clients develop a resume and learn interviewing and other job skills. By assessing individual skills and discovering their interests, we find the jobs that fit best. Once employed, a Lifeworks job coach provides clients with ongoing support to develop work and social skills.
Our community-based employment services are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), which allows us to provide a broader range of employment services to Rehabilitative Services clients. While on the job, Lifeworks clients acquire new skills, are part of a team, and find new ways to be successful, including advancement to more challenging positions. Our goal is to help our clients develop their careers and satisfy their ambitions. As clients gain skills, we look for new opportunities within the same company, or a different one, to continue to challenge them. Lifeworks partners with companies of all sizes, from small, family-run businesses to large corporations.


Day Services - Lifeworks Social Enrichment -
Licensed by the state of Minnesota as a Day Training and Habilitation agency, Lifeworks Services can provide day services to people with disabilities.
Our person-centered services will help you fill your day with things you choose to do as well as see to your personal care needs. We focus on exploring and defining your preferences and ideas for the future. We coordinate life and career planning and facilitate meetings. At Lifeworks you can build friendships and meet others who share your interests.
Our highly trained staff offer opportunities for personal growth and meaningful experiences every day, helping individuals gain skills, confidence, and a sense of community.

Activities may include:
- The Arts - Art, music, theater, photography, and art history are taught by volunteers, guest artists and Lifeworks staff. Clients have the opportunity to display their art at events around the community, as part of the Lifeworks Traveling Art Show. Fifteen clients are members of the band Musical Syndrome.
- Assistive Technology - opportunities to access a wide variety of types of assistive technology. Pencil grips, communication devices, environmental controls, alternative seating options, and alternative computer access equipment can be borrowed from our lending library or from outside resources. Clients can receive support from our staff to gain proficiency with the assistive technology, and we can help them explore funding options once they are ready to purchase their own equipment.
- Communication - Our goal is to help every client maximize their ability to communicate using the tools that suit them best. We conduct communication screenings, develop communication dictionaries, provide communication device support, and connect with outside resources.
- Community Involvement and Volunteering - Lifeworks offers clients chances to share their talents and learn by volunteering in the community. Options include helping out at Meals on Wheels, packaging food at Feed My Starving Children, sorting donated clothes at thrift stores, walking dogs at animal shelters, providing disability awareness presentations at schools and many others.
- Health and Fitness - learn about the benefits of staying active, go bowling, or participate in an exercise class. Opportunities to take a creative movement class, and learn to make healthy snacks are available on a regular basis.
- Multi-Sensory Environments - Lifeworks Multi-Sensory Environments are designed to integrate the senses and empower people with a variety of challenging conditions, so they are able to focus and learn. This is a dedicated space where sensory stimulation can be matched and controlled to fit therapeutic, educational, and leisure needs of the participant. Lifeworks Multi-Sensory Environments are available at Lifeworks Brooklyn Park, Lifeworks Burnsville, Lifeworks Eagan, Lifeworks Hastings, and Lifeworks Mankato. Lifeworks Multi-Sensory Environments follow the American Association of Multi-Sensory Environments approach to treatment.
- Music Therapy - full-time board certified neurologic music therapist, and provides therapy to our clients who come to our program locations. Music therapy helps individuals develop cognitive, physical, social, and communication skills that encourage independence and build confidence.
- Self-Advocacy - Learn about the self-advocacy movement, how to gain personal power and how to help others understand the disability culture.
- Transportation - We provide or arrange transportation to Lifeworks, work, and daytime activities. We also provide training on using public transportation.

Please note: not all of the activities are available at all program locations.


Client Conveniences
  • Assistance accessing community resources
  • Individualized care plan
  • Music therapy
  • Social activities
  • Developmental Disabilities Waiver (DD)
Regulated Services
  • Chapter 245D License
  • Day Services Facility (DSF) License
  • Minnesota Health Care Programs (MHCP) Enrolled Provider
  • Arranges and/or provides for clients
  • Provided to bring clients to service and back home
Type of Client Preferred
  • Adults with disabilities
  • Developmentally disabled
Waiver Service Specialties
  • Day Training and Habilitation (DT&H)


To be eligible for DT&H services through the state of Minnesota Disability Services, a person goes through a screening.

People who are eligible for this service meet 4 requirements:

1. Are 18 years or older (including people who are aging)

2. Are diagnosed with a developmental disability

3. Receive:
          - Home and Community Based Services under Medical Assistance (MA) or county contract
-or- - Home and Community-Based Waiver (such as the Developmental Disabilities (DD) waiver),
-or- - Are Living in a Intermediate Care Facility for Persons with Developmental Disabilities (ICF/DD)

4. Make an informed choice to get this service


For people who are screened to meet all 4 eligibility criteria, MN Department of Human Services (DHS) Disability Services through the county, Medical Assistance (MA), or Developmental Disabilities (DD) waiver pay for DT&H services. Private pay or other funding options may be available.

Business Hours

8:00am - 4:00pm

Area Served

Anoka, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey and Washington Counties for day training and habilitation (DT&H) services; statewide for consumer directed community supports.




Telephone types, numbers and hours

Main (651) 454 - 27326:00am - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday
FAX (651) 268 - 2852

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Statewide TTY Number

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