Welcome to Bear Creek Services!

Imagine a place where your loved one can learn life skills, such as cooking meals safely, or navigating the Rochester Public Transit system, in a way that allows them to live as independently as possible.

Imagine them making their own decisions on how to spend their time and money while receiving the personalized support they need to responsibly follow through on those choices.

Imagine them participating in community activities such as fitness classes, karaoke, dances, smiling, and laughing along with their new-found friends.

There is no need to imagine further, because this is exactly what we do at Bear Creek Services.

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It is our mission to provide personalized community life experiences for individuals with developmental disabilities and brain injuries. Our person-centered programs can help your client or loved one build their independence and maximize their potential, to live life to the fullest on their own terms. Read our full Core Values Statement.

We are able to provide such quality direct care services because we have two things: heart and experience. Both of these vital attributes come from our founders, the concerned parents who started Bear Creek Services in 1976 because there weren't options for their adult children with developmental disabilities at that time. Over the decades, we have grown from a single group home with 6 young adult residents to a total of 14 homes, 4 apartments and in-home support services for over 70 adults in the Rochester, MN area.

Additionally, the founders' compassionate spirit and determination to improve quality of life for individuals with developmental disabilities and traumatic brain injuries has remained the cornerstone of Bear Creek Services to this day. We see these values demonstrated by our employees, our volunteers and our donors as they work to support those in our community with developmental disabilities and traumatic brain injuries.

Learn more about our programs, and set your client or loved one on a path toward independence with Bear Creek Services today.



Our Mission

To provide personalized community life experiences for individuals with developmental disabilities and brain injuries.


Shared Values

Bear Creek Services has 12 shared values that shape every decision we make.     Click here to see our values.


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April Blog from the Executive Director

28 April , 2016

 Changing Lives one fifth grader at a time&hellip    On Thursday April 21st Bear Creek Servic... Learn More

2015 Annual Report

25 April , 2016

 Click here for the 2015 Bear Creek Services Annual Report.  ... Learn More

2015 Annual Report Numbers

25 April , 2016

 Click here for the 2015 Financial Statements with an explanation of the numbers from Finance Directo... Learn More

You are invited: Community Service Project!

23 April , 2016

  Click here for information about our litter clean up project   ... Learn More


Bear Creek Services Golf Classic

Thursday, June 23rd

Willow Creek Golf Course

 Registration form Bear Creek Golf Classic Registration Poster 2016 Enjoy 18 holes of golf pl... Learn More

Wines of the World

March 4, 2016

Rochester International Event Center

Enjoy from a wide selection of more than 200 wines from around the world &mdash not to mention additional... Learn More

Bear Creek Cookie Classic

December 12, 2015

Bear Creek Services Building

For many the holidays are intimately intertwined with food especially cookies.  But that doesn&rsquot... Learn More

Beers of the World

September 12, 2015

Exhibit Hall at Mayo Civic Center

 Click here to purchase tickets online   Whether you are a bona fide brewmaster or an ama... Learn More