Wingspan Life Resources

Empowering Abilities. Nurturing Spirits. Caring for Life.

aka Wingspan LIfe Resources   |   Saint paul, MN   |  www.wingspanlife.org

Mission

To inspire community by empowering people impacted by disabilities to live their best life.

Ruling year info

1993

Executive Director

Ms. Therese Davis

Main address

Wingpan Life Resources 30 East Plato Blvd

Saint paul, MN 55107 USA

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Formerly known as

St. Ann's Residential Services

EIN

41-1742456

NTEE code info

Developmentally Disabled Services/Centers (P82)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We are working to provide compassionate care for people with developmental and other disabilities whether it is for residential services in our group homes, crisis respite service, employment assistance, In Home Services for those living with family or independent living support. In addition, we provide many opportunities for enrichment and community engagement including a Glee Club, Spoken Word & Poetry Club, French Club, Bowling League, Softball League, Talent Show, and an annual dance called the Magnolia Ball. We also offer many arts activities and opportunities to go to movies, plays, and engage with the community at large.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Residential Services for People with Disabilities

Wingspan Life Resources is dedicated to helping adults with developmental disabilities to achieve their fullest physical, intellectual, emotional, cultural and spiritual development. In Wingspan homes in Hennepin and Ramsey counties, adults with developmental disabilities live in a family-like environment where they experience the security and freedom to be themselves and take part in community life. As part of Wingspan’s belief that the homes belong to the people who live there, Wingspan staff provide 24-hour-a-day support and assistance.People who live in Wingspan homes lead busy, active lives. With the assistance of Wingspan staff and volunteers, they take part in many facets of community life depending on their individual interests and desires. Each year, people from all the Wingspan homes get together at picnics, holiday festivities, dances and other special events.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Seniors

Many persons with developmental disabilities live in their own home in the community, usually with family members. To increase the independence and reduce isolation of these individuals, Wingspan’s In-Home Program provides a range of support services delivered right in the person’s home. In addition, participants in the In-Home Program are invited to take part in many social and recreational activities that offer enjoyment, stimulation and connection to other people.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The Three Directions Employment and Alternative Services program is an innovative program offering individually designed services for adults of all ages seeking retirement activity, volunteerism, and/or paid employment.  In partnership with Walker Methodist Residences, Wingspan is able to give persons with developmental disabilities opportunities to interface with elders in Walker’s long-term care and assisted living programs in ways that can enrich the lives of all involved.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Awards

Odyssey Award of Excellence 2002

Minnesota Department of Human Services

Affiliations & memberships

Association of Fundraising Professionals - Member 2005

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

1) Wingspan will optimize business opportunities and operations while responsibly stewarding its resources in a changing environment.
2) Wingspan will broaden its visibility, engagement and connections.
3) Wingspan will focus on staffing recruitment and retention and actively promote and maintain a culture that is warm, welcoming, and respectful of both our clients and our staff.

1) Strengthen and expand external visibility through media.
2) Develop compelling messaging related to public perceptions about funding.
3) Deepen engagement with current and prospective families.
4) Increase visibility and collaboration with government,community, and population-based organizations.
5) Focus on staff recruitment and engagement actions
6) Develop an ongoing culture of story-telling
7) Perform business analysis of current markets and acquisition strategies.
9) Investigate new and/or expanding markets
10) Identify or establish pathways into service areas.

Wingspan has a dedicated Board of Directors, an Executive Director with over 42 years tenure with Wingspan, a committed
management team, plus 170 full and part-time staff and 90 on call staff. The Board meets quarterly (sub-committees more frequently), and the management team meets weekly.

From our early days at 30-bed St. Ann's Residence we have grown to 28 group homes including a Crisis Respite House opened this past year. We merged with Our House of Minnesota Inc. and added two new homes. We are addressing the industry wide staffing crisis and we recently increased wages for our Direct Support Staff. We are focused on recruitment and retention of staff. Our person-centered programming has intensified and we are very pleased with attendance and outcomes. In 2020 we will hold a Leadership Summit for house coordinators as well as a Best Practice and Leadership Skills summit for Adults with Disabilities and their families. This past year, in addition to record membership in our Glee Club, including a Spring and Winter concert, we launched first-of-their-kinds pilot programs: Spoken Word & Poetry Club for adults with developmental disabilities in collaboration with Compas for the Arts and French Club in collaboration with Alliance Francaise of Minneapolis/St. Paul. Outcomes exceeded our expectations. This year we will add Square Dance Club, Drawing Club and Acting Club.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Wingspan Life Resources

Board of directors
as of 8/11/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Angela O'Neil

Associated Bank

Term: 2021 - 2027

John Thames

none

Joe Eickhoff

Roz Allyson

Mahoney

Preston Koenig

Wealth Enhancement Group

LeRoy Bergerson

Bruce Smith

Taree Leach-Junkersfeld

Mark Mooney

Edina Realty

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 08/11/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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