The Dungarvin organization, a group of companies providing community-based services for people with disabilities in 15 states, has announced a deal to acquire Bridges MN, Rumi and Bridges WI. Effective September 1, the agreement is the organization’s largest-ever acquisition including the purchase of 103 traditional group home settings in both Minnesota and Wisconsin, as well as a variety of other community-based services in Minnesota that will support over 400 individuals.
The purchase agreement specifies that close to 1,000 Bridges employees will be invited to become part of the Dungarvin team ensuring the continuity of care for people served.
“After several months of collaboration and planning, I am pleased to announce that Dungarvin will assume and operate substantially all of the services currently provided by Bridges MN, Rumi and Bridges WI,” said Dungarvin CEO Lori Kress. “We are committed to ensuring that the transition of services is as seamless as possible for the people receiving services, their families and the staff who support them. With a strong history of providing services in these states, we plan to work closely with all stakeholders and our regulatory partners to deliver the stability that these individuals and families deserve.”
Bridges has provided the required notice to individuals as well as their families and/or caregivers of their right to choose any provider licensed in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Dungarvin has operated in Minnesota since 1976, and in Wisconsin since 1994.