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Metropolitan Center for Independent Living (MCIL)

Advocacy - Disabilities

530 Robert St N, St. Paul, MN, 55101

Distance: 1101 Miles

(651) 646-8342


Service Details


Program that works on behalf of individuals and/or groups to make sure that they receive the benefits and services for which they are eligible

Additional Information

Offers one-on-one advocacy work with consumers or families to eliminate barriers to getting services, income, or meeting other needs

Advocates can assist with:
* Understanding Social Security and how to apply, managing Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, and referrals to resources for developing an individualized Plan To Achieve Self Support (PASS).
* Understanding and applying for health care benefits such as Medical Assistance, Medical Assistance (MA) for Employed People with Disabilities, Medicare, and using MN Sure to shop for individual insurance plans.
* Understanding county waiver programs and how to apply.
* Information about housing options, voucher programs, how to search for affordable housing, renters rights and responsibilities.
* Learning about and utilizing transportation options, bus training, Metro Mobility applications.
* Strengthening soft skills and self-image, increasing assertiveness, confidence, and ability to advocate for oneself.
* Basics of money management, tips about creating and sticking to a budget.
* Time management and good organization skills.
* How to talk to your legislator to advocate for systems change, keep up on relevant public policy, and be more engaged in civic life.
* Coordination of services with other agencies and organizations.
* Learning useful community resources to help you meet your needs.


  • Client Conveniences
    • Assistance with community resources 
  • Specialization
    • Adults with disabilities 
    • Blind or visually impaired 
    • Brain Injury (BI) 
    • Children and/or youth with disabilities 
    • Deaf or hard-of-hearing 
    • Developmental disabilities 
    • Disabilities 
    • Mental health 
    • Older adults with disabilities 
    • Physical disabilities 
    • Veteran 


People with all types of disabilities, of all ages

Application Instructions

Visit the website for opportunities and groups.

For additional information on disability advocacy call the Disability Linkage Line: (866) 333-2466.

Business Hours

8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday

Area Served

Twin Cities Metro area

ADA MN serves statewide


Phone Numbers

Type Number Hours
Main (651) 646-8342
Disability Hub MN (866) 333-2466
Main - ADA Minnesota (651) 603-2015
TDD (651) 603-2001
Toll Free - ADA Minnesota (888) 630-9793

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