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The photo contest will end on 10/01/2023. Be sure to submit your entry soon and be entered to win an Amazon gift card! Winners will be notified via email the beginning of October.
We're moving!

MRCI-CDS is leaving our Premier Drive location, but we aren't going far! Starting October 2nd we will be operating from MRCI headquarters, located at 1750 Energy Drive, Mankato MN, 56001 (pictured below).

Rest assured, the only thing changing with CDS and the services we offer is the address in which we offer them from.
CDS is celebrating 25 years!
This year, the MRCI organization is celebrating 70 years of creating innovative and genuine opportunities for people with disabilities or disadvantages at home, at work and in the community. The Client Directed Services (CDS) department is celebrating 25 years of providing self-directed services across Minnesota!

From all of us at CDS, THANK YOU for allowing us to help you self direct your care. We are grateful to be a part of your journey.
Renewal of FMS Services by DHS
Did you know that the Department of Human Services renews FMS contracts, such as MRCI, every 5 years? After compiling and submitting our proposal to continue services, we are pleased to announce that our contract has been renewed and we will continue to provide the FMS services our families have come to rely on. We're grateful for the last 25 years and look forward to many more to come!
EVV Quarterly Updates
The DHS EVV team will host quarterly sessions for people affected by EVV to provide clarification on roles/responsibilities, updates and next steps. The next session is scheduled for September 25th, 2023.
St. Louis County Health and Human Services Conference

The St. Louis County Health and Human Services conference is coming up! October 11th-13th we will be in Duluth to learn from the best in the industry. We look forward to implementing those findings in our everyday practices.
Self Direction Connection Conference

Minnesota’s first Self-Direction Conference, Connecting People; Growing Together, will take place on Friday October 27, 2023 at the Mayo Health System Event Center in Mankato, MN from 8am to 3pm.

This conference is geared towards individuals, families, Case Managers and advocates all interested in or who want to learn more on Self-Direction.

MRCI-CDS staff will be part of the FMS panel: 'Ask the Experts'. This session will take place in the morning and cover industry best practice's, overview FMS, and include a Q&A segment.

MRCI-CDS is proud to be a Connect Level Sponsor for this event. For more information please visit this website or contact MRCI staff Julie Lux or Kyle Rueter at 800-829-7110.
What is your favorite part of Fall?
Leaves changing colors
Cooler weather
Football season starts
Last month we asked what type of ice cream is your favorite, and the results are in... Chocolate took the lead with 30.5%, followed closely by Mint Chocolate Chip (27.1%). Cookie Dough came in at 22.7% and in last place we have Vanilla (19.7%). Stay tuned for the results of the Fall survey next month!
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2023 Training Schedule
Each year MRCI is required to assign training to all workers under the 245D programs of Individualized Home Supports (IHS) formerly known as Personal Supports, Respite, and now Homemaker. Below is the calendar of when the training will be assigned. 

Training is assigned in the beginning of the month and is due by the last day of the month. If your worker does not complete the training they will be temporarily suspended and not able to clock in or out through the app, or be paid for the time worked until complete.

If you have questions regarding the completion of the training you can connect with our program staff at 800-829-7110.
Positive Supports Rule
CSSP-A Review, Person-Centered Planning
Once per year
CSSP-A/IAPP Annual Review
Homemaker Only
Annually, in June
8 Hour CORE
Homemaker Staff Under the 245D Programs: MRCI now is including the Positive Support Rule training annually. The training has been assigned, please log in and complete by the end of November. 
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1750 Energy Drive
Mankato, MN 56001
 (800) 829-7110