Hiawatha Homes is made up of two 501(c)3 non-profit organizations: Hiawatha Homes, Inc. and Hiawatha Homes Foundation. Hiawatha Homes supports approximately 120 children and adults in Olmsted County with developmental disabilities, physical health needs, brain injury, specialized medical needs, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and emotional and behavioral health needs.
Since opening in 1976, Hiawatha Homes has expanded to respond to the needs of the community. Currently, services include supporting individuals in twenty-one residential-based homes, respite care, family support services, and in-home support. Today, individuals benefit from advocacy, community involvement, nursing and support therapies, and social and recreational activities.
Hiawatha Homes opened its doors because a group of concerned parents and community members had a vision for a place where individuals with disabilities would be treated as a person first. They dreamed of quality, loving, comprehensive and individualized care for each person. Over forty years later, the number one goal is still the same: provide quality care for individuals.