Endeavors Special Needs Services


Endeavors offers a choice of paid work ​with local business and government in communities throughout Polk County. We also offer job skills training and employment in our center in Balsam Lake and our greenhouse in Milltown.

The added benefit to employers is that we provide the worker’s compensation, transportation, job-specific coaching, training and on-going supervision.


This program serves adults with the most significant disabilities to promote personal growth and enhance basic living skills. Depending on the skill level and needs of the adult, the required client-to-staff ratio varies from one-to-one, two up to six-to-one.

Our Day Services program is one of the few in the region for individuals living with the most severe disabilities.


Day Friends, our memory care program, is a place where caring, trained and state certified staff provide a safe, secure and supportive environment with socialization and therapeutic activities for those in Polk County with a primary diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, traumatic brain injury (TBI), dementia and other forms of memory loss.

We provide county-wide transportation for our Day Friends participants.

Why Endeavors?

Meaningful Employment

We provide a monthly paycheck​ as well as the workers’ compensation, transportation, job-specfic coaching, training and on-going supervision.

Prevocational Training

We provide prevocational job skills training and paid meaningful employment for youth and adults living with disabilities.

Fleet of Vehicles

We have a fleet of vehicles, some equipped with wheelchair lifts, to provide daily round trip transport to the Center as well as to job sites in the community.

Heated Pool & Whirlpool

We have a mechanical lift for access to the pool and whirlpool and personal lockers for every adult.

Furnished Simulated Apartment

We have a simulated apartment for promoting independence in daily living through meal preparation, personal hygiene, laundry and cleaning.

Efficient Work Stations

We have work stations for the adults, with retractable electricity and compressed air.

Life Is Good!

Customers ~ Partners

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This Program is funded in part by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) as authorized under 49 USC Section 5310.