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.



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             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

West Home Location

Summit Home Location

Fergus Falls Office



Welcome/About Us

Locations/How You Can Help

Current Openings/Application

Current Events/DSP Training

Detroit Lakes Office

Northshore Home

Granger Home

Data Privacy

Drug & Alcohol

Background Studies

Grievance Procedure

Health Service Coordination

Emergency Response & Reporting

Incident Response & Reporting

Employee Orientation

Positive Supports

Record Requirements

Resident Rights

Maltreatment of Minors

Safe Transportation

Sanitation & Health

Service Termination

Temporary Service Suspension

Maltreatment of Vulnerable Adults

Safe Medication  Assistance & Administration

Universal Precautions & Sanitary Practices

Emergency use of Manual Restraints

Admission Criteria