Family and Friends Group

Arc Southwest Family and Friends Group

This group consists of family members and friends of people with disabilities to participate in monthly meetings to be informed of the most current issues that may impact your loved ones.  Many years ago the Arc started with families and friends working together to obtain services and create more inclusive communities.  Now again, Arc Southwest feels that our communities will greatly benefit from family, friends, and self advocates working together to ensure a more inclusive future for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities.

Counties throughout the Southwest region have active groups and would like YOU to participate! For more information check out our brochure: Friends and Family brochure

Meeting Dates:
Mankato- Fourth Tuesday of every month, except December at 6:30 PM in the Arc Southwest conference room (3rd floor) at 501 South Second Street  in downtown Mankato. Questions? Contact Anna at 507-345-4223 or

Redwood and Lyon Counties- There will be special event nights as Arc Southwest builds these groups! Contact Pat Brooks for details- 507-430-1455

Brown County- We would like to launch a group in New Ulm! If you are interested in attending and/or participating please contact Lee Ann Erickson 1-800-427-2895

Fairmont- Second Monday of every month at 6:00 PM at the Holiday Inn.  Questions? Call Lee Ann at 1-800-427-2895

Jackson- Fourth Monday of every month at the Pizza Ranch at 6:00 PM. Questions? Call Diane Williams at 507-847-2770

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