Per the requirements of the Minnesota Department of Human Services, STEP will continue to keep its in-center services closed.  STEP is unable to reopen its incenter services until notice is provided by the MN Department of Human Services that in-center services are again permitted.  We will continue to provide community based employment services for indivduals and small crews that choose to work.  In all services, we will continue to practice recommended precautions, including screening, social distancing and wearing masks.  We will continue to look at the COVID 19 situation and watch updates from the Govenor's office, the Minnesota Department of Health and the Center on Disease Control to help in our decisions in how to provide services to people.  If you need to reach someone from STEP, please call Sue Eisenmenger at 507-399-1973 or Dominique Berg at 507-621-7084.

 

STEP UP TO EMPLOYMENT

STEP, Inc. provides support, training and employment to individuals at facility locations and throughout the community. STEP operates four offices, three in Fairmont and one in Blue Earth. The training provided is based on each person's needs and is based upon a plan put together by a team of people involved in a person's life. STEP works with families, human services, schools, vocational rehabilitation services and residential providers to plan for a person's services. While the training we provide is as individual as the people we serve, the training generally falls into areas such as employment, communication, social and recreational skills and use of the community.

STEP provides training and jobs at their four facility locations as well as throughout the community. Staff assist in training and supervising people at different jobs in the facility and in the community. STEP works with local employers to provide work for individuals in community, currently working with over 30 employers in the area. STEP provides staff supervision as small groups and individual work at local businesses. STEP also provides or arranges for transportation to and from the facility and work sites.

STEP Inc. works with families, human services, schools, vocational rehabilitation services and residential providers to plan for a person's services. While the training we provide is an individual as the people we serve, the training generally falls into areas such as employment, communication, social and recreational skills and use of the community.