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Metropolitan Center for Independent Living (MCIL)

Transitional Services

530 Robert St N, St. Paul, MN, 55101-2210

Distance: 950 Miles

(651) 603-2016


Service Details


Transitional Services are provided through a waiver to fund goods, deposits and moving expenses necessary and reasonable for a person to move from an eligible setting to a home they own or rent.

Transitional Services are typically short-term.

Covered services examples:
* Lease and rental deposits
* Essential furniture
* Utility set up fees and deposits
* Basic household items
* Personal items
* One-time pest and allergen treatment of the setting

Learn more about this service when paid for under the disability waivers in the Community-Based Services Manual and under the Elderly Waiver in the Community-Based Services Manual.

Additional Information

Metropolitan Center for Independent Living (MCIL) provides nursing home relocation coordination services to people with disabilities currently living in nursing homes who want to move back into the community to live independently.

MCIL advocates work with consumers to set up an Action Plan for transition into community living, including working together to plan and set up support services.

Help can include:
* Learning about a person's options for community living
* Coordinating services and supports needed to live independently, such as Personal Care Assistance (PCA) that can help a person with daily activities like bathing, dressing and eating
* Providing furniture and household items like bed sheets, towels and cooking equipment. They can also arrange for delivery of the items to a person's new home


  • Client Conveniences
    • Assistance with community resources 
  • Licenses and Certifications
    • Approved by DHS as Meeting State Standards 
    • Minnesota Health Care Programs (MHCP) Enrolled Provider 
  • Medical Services
    • Case management 
  • Payment
    • Brain Injury Waiver (BI) 
    • Community Access for Disability Inclusion Waiver (CADI) 
    • Community Alternative Care (CAC) Waiver 
    • Developmental Disabilities Waiver (DD) 
    • Elderly Waiver (EW) 
    • Medicaid (Medical Assistance) 
  • Specialization
    • Adults with disabilities 
    • Blind or visually impaired 
    • Brain Injury (BI) 
    • Deaf or hard-of-hearing 
    • Developmental disabilities 
    • Disabilities 
    • Mental health 
    • Physical disabilities 
  • Transition Services
    • Supports 


Transitional Services is the name of a benefit only available through waiver programs.

There are similar programs available to people who are not on waivers.

Transitional Services serves people with disabilities currently living in nursing homes, ages 18-64.

This program can only serve residents who are on Medical Assistance (MA) and eligible for waiver funding.

Application Instructions

To see if you qualify for help to move out of an institutional setting, call your county, tribe or health plan to request a MnCHOICES Assessment and Support Planning Eligibility Tool.

To get started with an Action Plan, call and arrange to meet with an individual from the Nursing Home Relocation Program.


Fees are covered by waiver programs, and there is no cost to the consumer.

Business Hours

8:30am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday

Area Served

Primarily the Twin Cities seven-county metro area

ADA MN serves statewide.


Phone Numbers

Type Number Hours
Main (651) 646-8342
Disability Hub MN (866) 333-2466
FAX (651) 603-2006
Main - ADA Minnesota (651) 603-2015
TDD (651) 603-2001
Toll Free - ADA Minnesota (888) 630-9793

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Other Locations

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