How Do You Start a Microboard?

To start a microboard in Minnesota, you will need to have the following:

1) A Board of Directors (at least 3 and preferably 5) each of whom commits to maintaining a relationship with the person being supported, and guiding him or her through their life, to make a commitment to help solve problems and be eyes and ears for them.

2) A County caseworker who is cooperative and helpful and understands why you want to do this. The County will have to give you permission to do this so you need them behind you.

3) About two years.  You will need to be licensed like any provider agency. This can take a long time, up to two years, and there is a fee for the application (over $500) which can be recovered from the funds of the microboard you are forming.

If you are serious about having a microboard, a good idea is to watch the videos on Pat's LLC taken from the interview with the Jordan family. You will hear the benefits they receive from this and how they created it. If something happens to Pat's parents, Pat will have a group of individuals who know and care about him and his life should proceed very much as it was, as a valued member of his community.

If you want help from Minnesota Supported Living, we are ready to help in a number of ways. Please do not hesitate to contact us.
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