2017 Lifeworks

Annual Report

DO MORE than you ever thought possible.
2017 was a big year at Lifeworks

By The Numbers


New job placements in 2017


New Individuals served through Fiscal Support Services


Hours donated by Lifeworks volunteers


Total amount raised in 2017

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Lifeworks 2017 Annual Report

Stories of Success

Read, view, and watch stories that were noteworthy in 2017

View our Financials

View our snapshot and full financials. See the names of the people and organizations that supported Lifeworks in 2017.

Relive the Moment!

View images of individuals making a difference on the job and in the community.

Becoming an entrepreneur

Josh Schultz

Josh Schultz has been mowing grass, shoveling, and snow blowing for as long as he can remember – over 15 years, in fact.

After exploring many job possibilities with help from Lifeworks, he made the decision to become an entrepreneur and found his own business – Schultze’s Lawn & Snow Service.

“I’ve had other jobs that I’ve done and it didn’t seem to work out,” Schultz said. “I just decided that it was good idea to start up my own business, [and] be my own boss.”

As his business grows, Schultz hopes to expand his client list, hire another employee, and provide high-quality lawn care and snow removal to customers every day.

Lighting the path to jobs that become careers

Corey Baker

Approximately four years ago, Corey Baker joined the order-processing department at Christopher & Banks with support from Lifeworks. Surrounded by blinking lights, buzzers, and co-workers constantly feeding him new products to pack, Corey has excelled in a fast-paced role that requires concentration and an eye for detail.

Though Corey had a lot to learn initially, he has worked exceptionally hard to pick up the nuances of his position and is currently among the most productive members of his team.

Through his work, Corey is happy to be able to support his family, often using his paycheck to buy groceries and fulfilling his desire to be a contributor.

Preparing for the Transition

From Fiscal Support Entity to Financial Management Services Provider

Since 2000, Lifeworks has been an approved fiscal support entity through the State of Minnesota, helping individuals enrolled in the Consumer Directed Community Supports (CDCS) and Consumer Support Grant (CSG) programs self-direct their services. Lifeworks has also served as a PCA Choice provider agency and a licensed provider of Personal Support.

In 2017, Lifeworks served 200 new individuals through Fiscal Support and processed over 1,600 employee applications. Most significantly, Lifeworks was awarded a Financial Management Services (FMS) provider contract by DHS to continue serving Minnesotans through fiscal services in the future!

Carefully managing every dollar entrusted to us



  • Fiscal Support & In-Home Services - 75%
  • Employment, Day, and Community Services - 23%
  • Contributions, Grants and Other - 2%


  • Fiscal Support & In-Home Services - 68%
  • Employment, Day, and Community Services - 21%
  • Administration and Development - 11%
Every donation, large and small, from foundations, businesses, and individuals allows Lifeworks to support inclusion for people with disabilities. Because of your financial contributions and relationships with Lifeworks, we are able to provide innovative and progressive programs that promote independence and make a difference in our community every day.

-The Lifeworks Executive Leadership Team and Board of Directors

Great Moments of 2017

Relive the Moment