Stop the 7% Cut!

Last week, the House and Senate released their Health and Human Service spending bills containing how the bodies propose to deal with the impending 7% cut to community-based service rates. There’s good news and bad news, so we need your help NOW to encourage legislators to work out the best final legislation possible. Read this… Read more »

Earth Day at Pinnacle!

Earth Day is Sunday, April 22, 2018   Pinnacle Services is a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified building.  So…what does that mean? LEED is an internationally recognized certification that measures the performance of a building or community against metrics such as energy savings, water efficiency, emissions reduction, and indoor air quality, among… Read more »

STOP the Cut NOW In late February, the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) received notification from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) of a problem with Minnesota’s rate setting policy for Minnesotans receiving home and community-based services (HCBS). If the problem is not fixed by the state legislature, the issue will result in a… Read more »

Movin’ on Up!

      Jaelynn Blenkush is making the move from Program Director to Training and Development Specialist.  The Training and Development Specialist position was created at the request of the Case Management Captains to focus training efforts and streamline onboarding within the department.  Jaelynn shared, ” I am excited to learn a new role and expand my knowledge within Pinnacle and the social services field and combine… Read more »

Employee Appreciation Night

At the end of September, Pinnacle Services held its annual Employee Recognition Dinner honoring all of our Direct Support Professionals, as well as our management level employees that have been with us for at least one year. It was wonderful to see over 30 of our fantastic employees at the dinner! We took the time… Read more »

Volunteering at Second Harvest

Pinnacle Services Core Purpose is: To support the wellbeing of other and build stronger communities.  Last month our employees joined together in the fight against hunger by participating in food packing at   Hunger Facts 1 in 10 = The number of households in Minnesota affected by hunger. Hunger is an urban, suburban and rural problem…. Read more »

11th Annual A Breath of Hope Lung Run/Walk Twin Cities

Saturday, August 12, 2017 7:30 – 11:30 am Lake Harriet Bandshell Minneapolis, Minnesota Register: Join Minnesotans August 12 for a 10K or 5K chip-timed run, 5k walk or survivor bus tour, live music, snacks, kids’ activities, runner awards, fundraising prizes, lung cancer patient resources and a chance to honor or remember your loved one. Be… Read more »

Pinnacle Services Employee Engagement!

Pinnacle Services provides a work hard, play hard atmosphere by utilizing an innovative employee engagement strategy. Experts say that engaged employees are more happy and productive. With that in mind, we recently enhanced our employee engagement strategy to fit the needs of the ever-changing workforce. We are increasing our engagement with employees to ensure strong communication, team building… Read more »

Inside Out Project on Pinnacle’s Downtown Location

Minneapolis has the largest Somali-American population in the United States. During the month of July, there will be an art installation, an Inside Out Project, which showcases people from the Minneapolis Somali-American Community, their personalities, sacrifices, creativity, hard work, and patriotism. The Inside Out Project will be on display on a building in the North… Read more »

Pinnacle Paint Nite

Paint Nite was a HUGE success this month!  Thank you Jackson Square for hosting the event!  It was a great turn out from not only our Jackson Square clientele, but our Hampshire Park resident and a few of our ILS consumers!  We look forward to more events like these!   Jaelynn Blenkush, Program Director of… Read more »