"It's real. It's happening. We are starting to come back together."
This was the atmosphere at ProAct in Shakopee as some participants returned to classes and work at the site near Canterbury Park, explains direct service professional Liza Svhiel.
"I think the participants are so grateful, super excited to be back to see their peers and staff," she said. There are mask rules to follow, hand washing, distancing and other protocols, and people are adapting well.
At late-September, the location was serving most people for half days. Two full-day groups were in place by September 21 and a third was expected soon. Department of Human Services rules dictate that participants spend at least two hours in the community to qualify for full days. -more-