About Us

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Mission Statement

Achieve Services creates innovative opportunities to inspire people with disabilities. We enable every participant to lead a meaningful and self-determined life. 

The Vision

We will be known as a leader in our industry, providing long-term, sustainable solutions that enhance the lives of our participants and our employees. We will be a voice that people trust, a change agent, continually evolving and growing.

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History

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.

Core Values

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    Enrichment

    We are committed to enhancing lives through achievement and honoring the worth, abilities, and contributions of each individual.

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    Empowerment

    We honor personal choice, and invest in every individual’s right to cultivate and contribute their talents in ways that enrich themselves and society.

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    Innovation

    We continuously seek new and better solutions to meet the needs of participants, staff, and employers in ways that make a lasting impact.

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    Integrity

    In all that we do we are open, honest, and respectful, and we follow through on our commitments.