About Courage Center
The Courage Center is a United Way non-profit rehabilitation facility that works to empower people with physical disabilities and sensory impairments to help them achieve their fullest potential. Originally founded in 1928 as the Minnesota Society for Crippled Children, Courage Center was renamed in 1978 to coincide with their summer camp, Camp Courage; and now has branched out to include three other centers in the Upper Midwest. Through a wide range of programs and services, Courage Center works to improve and enhance the physical, emotional, and mental conditions of patients, with the ultimate goal being the independence and happiness of the participants. They offer a variety of services, including therapy and rehabilitation, educational and vocational programs, independent living programs, and a summer camp. In addition, Courage Center offers support groups, a newsletter, a referral system, brochures, and educational services for patients and professionals alike. Courage Center is fully accredited by the national Commission in Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), and is an affiliate of both the American Rehabilitation Association and CARF. However, Courage Center only serves patients in the Upper Midwest portion of the United States.