Creating Innovative and Genuine Opportunities for People with Disabilities or Disadvantages to Support Their Community Participation
Employment Program Options
MRCI offers a structured day program at its Mankato location for aging people who have disabilities that are seeking an alternative to a full day of work. The Employment and Social Enrichment (EASE) program provides the option of a combined work and leisure day program or one of only leisure activities.
Community Based Employment offers a wide range of employment opportunities in several communities throughout Southern Minnesota. MRCI WorkSource works with hundreds of employers, in an effort to provide a work experience tailored to an individual’s skills and abilities. Individuals may work independently, in a MRCI supervised small group setting, or in a one on one type work environment. Jobs include all types of positions including office, manufacturing, packaging, janitorial, and computer document scanning.
A variety of jobs are usually available and workers are matched to the work by their interest and ability. Some people work at supported employment jobs in combination with center based work. Ongoing assessment can help people with community job tryouts or placement at any time.
Day Training and Habilitation (DT&H) services are designed to provide the types of services and supports to meet the needs of the individual. Persons with severe developmental disabilities or related conditions receive individualized opportunities for employment and other activities through our DT&H services.
A series of programs designed to help individuals with disabilities transition from a school environment into a working one.
Personal Options Day Services provides a participant and his or her team members to select from a menu of employment and activity options in order to design a daily schedule that is best suited to his or her needs.
MRCI provides a network of employment services to people with a mental illness who need assistance in finding and maintaining a job. Partnering with counties in the Southern Minnesota Mental Health Initiative and the State of Minnesota Rehabilitation Services, MRCI provides direct employment assistance to individuals who have a diagnosed mental illness and are in need of help in finding or keeping a job.
MRCI receives federal funding administered through the State of Minnesota Refugee Programs Office, Department of Human Services, to provide Employment and Social Services to Refugees in Blue Earth, Nicollet, Waseca and Steele counties. Programs assist Refugees with core services, including employment.
Under contract with the counties of Blue Earth, Brown and Steele, MRCI provides a variety of employment services for recipients of Minnesota's Family Investment Program or MFIP.