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Organization: Bear Creek Services

Sector: 501C-3 Non-Profit

Organization Mission: Bear Creek Services was started by concerned parents of children with developmental disabilities. At that time, there were no options or services for their children. In May of 1976, our first group home opened to six young adults. That original home has since been sold but Bear Creek Services has grown and now provides care for over 50 adults with developmental disabilities and traumatic brain injury. We currently provide support in thirteen group homes throughout the Rochester, Minnesota area. Support for our residents is much more than just affordable housing. We provide assistance with jobs, transportation, medical care and offer recreational activities.

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PlanScape

Lvl 1: Disabilities ; Mental Health

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DMC Impact:

Community Health Impact area: Mental Health

 

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Status Reports
Related PlanScape Status on: Disabilities, Mental Health

November 22, 2018: County prepares pitch for crisis center

"The answer for Lawson, Clements and variety of other collaborators is the proposed crisis center, which would tap into a portion of the $28.1 million state lawmakers earmarked for creating such facilities."

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November 18, 2018: Age Friendly Community Survey

How well is Rochester meeting your needs as you age? A survey.

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June 22, 2018: Olmsted County, MN Community Health Improvement

Recruiting members to join Community Engagement Workgroup.

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June 18, 2018: Olmsted County, MN Community Health Improvement

Volunteers are needed to help facilitate a Poverty Simulation on Tuesday, August 14, 2018.
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May 10, 2018: Community Health Collaboration Conversation: Public Health, the Y and Diversity Council

Al Lun, openBeam, facilitated a 2018-05-8 meeting with Josh May, the Y; Dee Sabol, Diversity Council and Meaghan Sheridan, Olmsted Public Health to introduce each organization's community health related activities.

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March 12, 2018: Olmsted County, MN Community Health Improvement 1Q 2018 and 3Q 2017 Status

March 2018 Status; September News 2017 (Including September meeting agenda and June meeting minutes).

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March 09, 2018: RPS meeting with Moms Demand Action

RPS and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense are planning a dialog between the two groups. This is an opportunity to broaden the conversation to other efforts to address school safety.

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September 27, 2017: Mayo Clinic Health Disparities Research Lecture by Dr. David Williams

Dr. David Williams in his Keynote Address at the Mayo Research 2017 Annual Health Equity retreat.

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February 23, 2017: Info on 2017 Legislative Mental Health Proposal

Info provided by Courtney Lawson, NAMI.

"Rochester Sen. Dave Senjem is pushing for the state to invest $110 million into housing and supportive services for people with mental illness.

Senjem, chairman of the Senate Capital Investment Committee, said it is time for lawmakers to be bold and make major investments in mental health care."

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Organization Life Cycle Assessment:

Steady

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Beam
  • For the commercial sector, we tend to register startup activities (new companies and new commercial projects) that bring diversification and high-impact opportunities to the area.
  • For the non-profit sector, we wish to shine light on all the organizations and services that otherwise labor under relative obscurity.
  • Our hope is that dmcbeam.org will encourage cross-sector collaborations and creative solutions.

While there are a number of registries in the community, dmcbeam.org's  distinct value is to pilot a database with a data structure and categorizations that answer the questions such as: What organizations or projects/programs in our community that have purported relevance with some of the over-arching focuses put forward by initiatives such as DMC, J2G and Health Improvements?

This database could be used as one of the ways to explore the capacities of the community. If you are someone on an exploratory journey to learn about the greater Rochester community. dmcbeam.org could be an interesting first step.

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  1. Available - a product, program or service is in production
  2. Develop - program or application is being developed
  3. Plan - idea is solid, stakeholders are identified, and there is strong commitment to go forward from all parties.
  4. Concept Phase - idea scoped out with enough details to give an early sizing and/or to build a proof of concept
    demonstration
  5. Pre-concept Phase - an early idea or a requirement.
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