Dakota Apartment Program
1016 West Burnsville Parkway, Suite 158
Burnsville, MN 55337
People Incorporated’s Dakota Apartment Program helps individuals living in a community setting to become more independent while still getting the support that they need.
Who we serve
We serve adults ages 18 or older who experience a serious and persistent mental illness that qualify for waivered services. Community living must be a reasonable expectation for individuals in these programs.
The goals we set
We don’t determine the goals for the people we serve. We trust that they’re the experts when it comes to the direction in which they would like their life to grow. In general, we help those we serve to live safely and productively in the community, to develop self-awareness, to build natural supports, and to make positive plans for the future.
Services we provide
People Incorporated’s Dakota Apartment Program is a supported apartment program that offers customized living and independent living skills training. It provides an atmosphere for people to strengthen their independent living skills and learn to manage their finances, housing, medical care, accessing community resources, transportation, and other life skills. Each individual’s routine or daily schedule is determined by his or her priorities and needs as they define them.
About the process
Referrals are received through Dakota County. Referrals from other counties will be considered depending on occupancy.
About our fees
Participants are eligible for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. Customized living and independent living services are paid through waivered funding.
About our staff
This program is staffed by both Mental Health Practitioners and Mental Health Support Specialists who have a combination of education and experience in the mental health arena.
Hours of operation
Staffed hours are 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m., 7 days per week, with phone support available for emergencies.