Home and Community Based Waiver Services


Training for a person to:

  • Develop self-advocacy skills
  • Exercise civil rights
  • Acquire skills that enable the person to exercise control and responsibility over the supports the person receives.

Training for a person and/or their family to:

  • Apply person-centered principles and create person centered descriptions
  • Learn and implement techniques and strategies to support the person
  • Learn about treatment regimens

Counseling from a qualified provider for a person and/or family member in areas such as:

  • Communication techniques
  • Conflict management
  • Positive support strategies
  • Coping strategies
  • Family roles
  • Problem solving
  • Relationships
  • Resilience-building

Family Training and Counseling Services can help support individuals and families to learn new skills to remain in their community and prevent the need for more intensive services.

Our providers have experience in supporting individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Mental Illness, FASD, and other Neurological Disorders.

If you want to know if Family Training and Counseling is the right choice for you, please contact us to discuss service options.

Email: administrator@mainstreetfamilyservices.org

Family Training and Counseling Group Training

Intended audience: Parents/caregivers of adults and/or children living with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities, Mental Health Diagnoses or both.

Cost per person: $320.00

8 Week Training: Tuesdays 10am to 1pm

Series 1: April 7 – May 26, 2020              Series 2: September 8 – October 27, 2020

  1. Understanding Behavior
  2. Communication 101
  3. Self-Care & Mindfulness
  4. Navigating Systems & State Resources
  5. Planning for Transitions
  6. Being person centered
  7. Crisis Prevention and Response
  8. Trauma and the Stress Response System

This training can be paid for through HCBS waiver or private pay. 

For questions about this training, please contact:



Monday 8:30AM—3PM
Tuesday 8:30AM—3PM
Wednesday 8:30AM—3PM
Thursday 8:30AM—3PM
Friday 8:30AM—3PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed


Main Street Family Services
400 Jackson Avenue, Suite 101
Elk River, MN 55330