When Achieve Services started in 1964, adults with developmental disabilities simply didn’t have career options. They resided in state institutions, which didn’t have the means or resources to provide any sort of employment or vocational training. As state institutions started to close in 1974, Achieve created their first day program for adults with a focus on vocational training and community-based programming. This revolutionary program focused on vocational training and community-based programming. It grew, and so did we. We moved to our current building in 1991, a 24,000 square foot facility specifically designed and built for Achieve’s various programs.
In 2004, Achieve separated from Anoka County to become a private, non-profit agency. In its current form, Achieve serves about 195 individuals with a variety of abilities and vocational goals. We are proud to continue to innovate and strive to give our participants opportunities they deserve.