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Welcome !History

             Lakes Homes & Program Development, Inc., a private, non-profit corporation was established on September 29, 1977, under and in accordance with the provisions of Minnesota Statues Chapter 317, as a community based organization to provide residential and supportive living services to children and adults who have a primary diagnosis of mental retardation and associated physical, sensory, or medical handicap; respite care services; and services to adults with severe and persistent mental illness.


The first two, newly constructed, multi-family, residential facilities opened in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, on Sunday, June 15, 1980.

Board of Directors


             Lakes Homes & Program Development, Inc., is governed by a nine member board of directors which is composed of three parents that have a handicapped family member; three interested citizens and three professionals.  Annually, the board elects a President, Vice President and a Secretary/Treasurer.


The standing committees of the board consist of:

               Finance and Personnel

               Publicity and Program Development

               Nominating/Policy and Procedure


Management Team and Staff


Positions include:  Executive Administrator/Program Director, Program Supervisor, Development Coordinator, Registered Nurse, Program Coordinators, Qualified Mental Retardation Professionals, Licensed Practical Nurses, Direct Support Professionals,  Medical Coordinator, Payroll/Accountant,  Bookkeeper, Office Manager, Secretary, Maintenance and Laborers.

Lakes Homes Mission


To Enhance Human Worth And Potential

Our vision is to be known as the preferred regional leader in providing innovative, quality services and unique opportunities for people.





Lakes Homes & Program Development, Inc., prides itself on being an exceptional care provider to individuals who need our assistance.  Our first clients moved in June of 1980.  Our company has neatly emerged into a leading non-profit residential service in greater northern Minnesota.


We continue to develop new housing sites each year and with increases in our client population more necessary sites are in the future.  Lakes Homes selects employees with excellent work ethic, caring personalities and a desire to want our company to grow and succeed.  I am looking forward to meeting and visiting with you about the quality services we provide.




Thomas Reiffenberger

Executive Administrator


847 US Highway 10

Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

Mailing: P.O. Box 1355

Detroit Lakes, MN 56502-1355

Phone: 218-847-5642

Fax: 218-847-7176


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