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Beacon Specialized Living Services- Hometown (BSLS-HT), a leading provider of home and community-based support services in Minnesota, will appear on KARE-11 News Thursday, July 27th, 2023 at 7pm (cst) to discuss their work promoting inclusive living. Autumn Ostergaard, Vice President, will speak about the importance of providing elderly people the opportunity to live in their own homes and communities and thrive. We believe that everyone deserves to live a full and meaningful life, regardless of their abilities; that’s why we’re committed to providing elderly people the support they need to live independently and participate fully in their communities.


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BSLS-HT’s work in Mendota Heights is a great example of their commitment to inclusive living. The organization has created a number of inclusive housing options- including small family homes, in neighborhoods, and on the east side of town. They have also worked to make local businesses and community spaces more accessible to elderly people and Individuals with disabilities. “We believe that everyone has a right to belong, and we’re committed to making sure that everyone has the opportunity to live their best life,” Ms. Ostergaard has stated.




Beacon’s work in Mendota Heights is an inspiration to others who are working to create more inclusive communities. The organization’s dedication to providing people with disabilities with the support they need to live independently is a model for other communities across the country.


Tune in Thursday July 27th, 2023 at 7pm (cst) by watching the live newscast or the live broadcast here:


  • Jenn Straka

    Jennifer holds a BA in English & Communications from Western Michigan University, focusing on marketing and sales. With over a decade of experience, she brings a fresh lens to Beacon's events and activities, helping the individuals we serve through acts of kindness wherever she goes.

    Compliance & Marketing Assistant