The Minnesota Stroke Association began in 1992 as a non profit organization dedicated to raising awareness of stroke and providing advocacy services. Governed by a 24-member Board of Directors made up of stroke survivors, persons with brain injury, family members and professionals in the field, the mission of the Minnesota Stroke Association is to raise awareness about stroke and enhance the quality of life for all people coping with its sudden and long-term effects.
In 2010, the Minnesota Stroke Association and the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance merged, bringing together expertise and knowledge to serve individuals with stroke and brain injury in Minnesota.
The Minnesota Stroke Association offers services and supports in a variety of categories.
Grassroots advocacy and a Citizen Advocate education and training program.
Group and individual discussions led by professional health advocates, stroke survivors, and/or care partners.
Connects diverse and under-served communities to support services and provides access to bilingual staff and interpreters.
FREE, two-year telephone support assisting people in navigating life after stroke. Individuals can be referred by a professional or self-refer at anytime. Provides access to bilingual staff and access to interpreters.
Increases awareness of stroke causes and symptoms through outreach and media activities. Publishes a quarterly newsletter, Resource Guide, website and other publications.
Offers one-time or ongoing volunteer opportunities and workplace experience as well as an opportunity for stroke survivors to socialize and further develop individual skills. Individuals also can volunteer through the Speakers Bureau program, allowing them to tell their personal story about stroke and the Minnesota Stroke Association to communities throughout Minnesota.
Donate directly to the Minnesota Stroke Association by making a donation online, or call us at 763-553-0088.
The Minnesota Stroke Association is a 501(c)(3) organization.