Welcome to Laura Baker Services

Bringing the Power of Possibility to People with Special Needs

Laura Baker Services Association is a superior provider of housing, educational and support services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  Our mission is to respect the life choices and dreams of people with developmental disabilities and help them reach their goals.  Understanding that the needs of each individual are unique, we empower families to choose from a continuum of care that will support their loved ones in leading fulfilling lives.
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COVID-19 Update

25 March 2020

In conjunction with Governor Tim Walz’s stay at home order and out of an abundance of caution, to address the COVID-19 outbreak, and in compliance with Department of Health directives, we are implementing safeguards to protect our staff and clients.

We recognize that this may interrupt plans and we apologize for any inconvenience.  We will resume our usual protocol as soon as the situation warrants.

Effective, Monday March 30, the Laura Baker Center (Main Building) will have reduced hours and will only be available to essential visitors from Noon – 3:00 pm weekdays.  Essential visitors includes licensing and emergency personnel.  Our main phone line will only be staffed live during these hours.  For a listing of our staff phone numbers click External Facing LBSA Phone List – Final.

We are not allowing any visitors to enter any other LBSA building.

We are continuing to provide information and support to our staff members to follow CDC and Department of Health guidelines in providing infection control.

We will continue to update this situation on our website, and other means.  Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.  In the meantime, we hope you are all staying well.


Sandra Gerdes

Executive Director

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