Come Walk, Run and Roll – the 5K with a Big Heart



What is Made in the Shade?

Made in the Shade is a non-competitive event to raise funds for non-profit agencies serving people with disabilities. Just register and gather pledges. Then, lace up your athletic shoes, tune up your bike, wheelchair, or stroller and join us on September 20, 2014, at Thomas Beach on Lake Calhoun. You’ll receive a T-shirt, snacks, and post event lunch and entertainment by Highland Friendship Club, Wingspan, and Partnership Resources Glee Clubs and The Moss Piglets Bluegrass Band.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

9:30 a.m. ~ Registration Starts
10:15 a.m. ~ Fun Run starts
10:30 a.m. ~ Walk and Roll starts

Thomas Beach, Lake Calhoun


Donors Make Impact

Screen Shot 2013-03-19 at 11.47.11 AMOur donors are Allies in this work. Donations have direct impact on the services we offer and we are thrilled to have partners as we walk together with consumers.

With your donation you can help us:

  • Purchase a van;
  • Sponsor opportunities for consumers to attend self-advocacy events;
  • Purchase computers and software for consumer computer labs;
  • Enable staff members to improve skills;
  • Purchase elevated gardens at our branches.

We invite to become an Ally. Your generosity has impact on the lives of our consumers. We are glad to count you as a partner in this important work. Finding a Way. Together.

Ally is a resource to people who are challenged by mental health conditions

Ally People Solutions is an approved vendor to provide pre-vocational and supported employment services to people who have mental health concerns. We can help by providing a supportive branch to attend, structure, a consistent schedule, social interaction and opportunities to develop new job skills or brush up on existing ones. People who use these services often have:

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Depression
  • High Anxiety
  • Bi-polar
  • Schizophrenia
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Psychosis
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Organic Brain Deterioration

To find out how Ally People Solutions can help, Please call 651-288-8896 to speak with Joan Decker, Director of Consumer Supports and Staff Development. (JDecker@