Lutherans in Minnesota

Bethesda Lutheran acquires Minnesota service provider

Bethesda Lutheran Communities, a national provider of supports and services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, has acquired Community Living, Inc., a service provider for adults with developmental disabilities in Victoria, Coon Rapids, and Blaine, Minnesota. The acquisition took effect August 1.

Community Living serves nearly 70 people with developmental disabilities and employs more than 140 people in homes located in neighborhood settings. The acquisition complements existing Bethesda initiatives in Minnesota that include ministry support for Lutheran congregations, inclusive worship opportunities for people with developmental disabilities, and a Bethesda Thrift Shop located in Minnetonka, Minnesota.

“We are committed to providing people with developmental disabilities opportunities to live more independent and fulfilling lives in communities,” said John E. Bauer, president and CEO of Bethesda. “And, we feel right at home with Minnesota’s strong Lutheran tradition, which offers a perfect opportunity for our continued growth.”

No reduction in staffing levels is anticipated. The financial terms remain private.

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