February 2020 News

January 2020 News

Jan 15
PICS offers both traditional services (Personal Supports & Respite) and self-directed services (Consumer Directed Community Supports and Consumer Support Grant). While these services do share similarities, key differences – in how you can spend your budget, develop your plan and manage workers – may make one a better choice for you and your family.

October 2019 News

Oct 2
Siv Lim, a Public Health intern from St. Catherine University, spent time at PICS during summer 2019. We asked Siv to share her experiences and impressions of the services PICS offers, the participant enrollment process and working with the PICS team.
Photo of intern, Siv.

September 2019 News

July 2019 News

Jul 23
As required by the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS), Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) will be a new tool coming soon to Partners in Community Supports (PICS) for submitting hours worked. Learn more in this quick guide to understanding EVV.
Electronic Visit Verification Frequently Asked Questions

June 2019 News

Jun 12
For individuals with disabilities, finding dental care can be challenging. Individuals can now turn to the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) for community dental services.

April 2019 News

Apr 11
Finishing public school or a transition program is an important milestone on the way to adulthood, often filled with mixed emotions for both the students and their parents. On the one hand – joy! Pride! Excitement! On the other: anxiety, apprehension and nostalgia for the past. There can be no doubt that life is changing. Planning is the key to maximizing the positive emotions and minimizing the scary ones.
four young women sitting together outside

November 2018 News

Nov 30
PICS will be hosting a series of open drop-in hours to help you transition to PICS as your Financial Management Service (FMS) provider. All Consumer Directed Community Supports (CDCS) and Consumer Support Grant (CSG) participants need to enroll with an FMS provider by March 31, 2019.