and Service

with a Mission


To develop the skills of individuals with disabilities by providing opportunities for suitable, sustainable employment that result in greater independence.

a note from june

The ODC has spent most of 2018 on continuing to transition our systems, our resources and the people we serve toward a path to employment in our local communities.

We are developing stronger relationships with all government agencies, other providers, local employers and family members so that we can continue to learn together to provide better assistance to people with disabilities who want to work.

It has been a challenging, yet exciting year as we are pushed to move forward in supporting people with disabilities become as independent as possible in making their own choices about the opportunities they would like to explore.

We are finally close to the final regulatory guidelines that will help define our pathway forward. We are definitely “charting new waters” and will continue to do so during 2019 so that we can continue to improve our services and appropriately support the people with disabilities that we have chosen to serve.

Thank you to everyone for your ongoing contributions and your hard work.

June Schelde


Occupational Development Center
1520 Highway 32 South
Thief River Falls, MN 56701