Program Resources

We love WACOSA because our son, Lee, loves WACOSA. Lee has worked at WACOSA for 12 years, beginning after his high school graduation in 2002. The people and staff at WACOSA accommodate a wide variety of differences and disabilities and help make each individual feel special and needed, as personal goals are challenged and often met. As I help Lee get ready each morning, he often says, “I go, they [WACOSA] need me back!” Those are wonderful words to hear for a parent of a person with special needs.
– John and Nancy Bartlett

Program Resources

Opening Doors

“Opening Doors” is a 6-session course specifically designed to improve work skills for people with social and communication needs.   The course was originally designed for people with Asperger’s Syndrome.  This collaborative effort is presented by WACOSA, Catholic Charities of St. Cloud and District 742 Community Education.

Senior Services

WACOSA’s Senior Services are hosted at the Whitney Center in St. Cloud, MN. Services at Whitney Center connect seniors we serve with other people their age to help them remain active in the community. WACOSA’s seniors have the opportunity to volunteer through the RSVP program, participate in classes and crafts, or take day trips to a variety of events in the area. 

For more information please contact 

Title VI Notification

WACOSA participates in Enhanced Mobility for Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities (Section 5310) Large Urban, Small Urban and Rural Grant programs.  Download more information here.