Minnesota’s Basic/Support Service Department
Led by Brianne Strey, LGSW
The programs in this department (701) offer a variety of service options, including Individualized Home Supports (IHS) without Training (previously known as Personal Support), Respite, and Homemaking supports. Each of these services offer unique supports to people living in their own homes, or supports to people and their family members for those living in family homes. Read on to learn more about what each service can offer!
IHS without Training: These programs are designed to offer support with community living. This includes direct supervision as well as cueing, guidance, and assistance for skill maintenance in the areas of health, safety, and wellness; household management; community participation; and adaptive skills.
Respite: These programs are designed to provide supervision, support, and recreational/social opportunities for people, while also providing a break for their primary caregiver so that they can rest and reenergize.
Homemaker: These programs are designed to help people/families manage general cleaning and household activities such as laundry, preparing meals, and shopping to ensure community living is a success.