Frequently asked
questions

Yes, contact us by clicking here.

You will be able to search the desired living location, the amount of rent they can afford, what their interests and hobbies are, age, gender, and what they are looking for in a roommate or roommates.

We suggest talking several times and meeting multiple times in public. Choosing a roommate is a big event for all parties involved, so there will most likely be several face-to-face meetings at coffee shops, restaurants, and other public places to ensure comfort and compatibility. Bridges MN will provide direction that will help guide both parties through the process of getting to know each other.

Yes! Bridges MN will make sure to find other solutions to provide the support that you cannot fulfill.

Yes!

Bridges MN will be able to help you find appropriate housing in your desired living location. 

Although we do everything to avoid a contract/lease termination, the individual with a disability will stay in the home and Bridges MN will provide fill-in staff while we search for new long-term Rumi. If the caregiver is a homeowner, we will find immediate temporary housing for the individual with disabilities, while we start the process again.

Yes! We are looking for people of all backgrounds who think this program would be a good fit for them. We will offer appropriate training so that you’ll be prepared to help support your Rumi.

An individual can be disqualified based on information from Minnesota or any other state that includes: a conviction, admission, or Alford plea, to any of the crimes listed in Minnesota Statutes, section 245C.15; a preponderance of evidence that the subject committed an act that meets the definition of any of the crimes listed in Minnesota Statues, section 245C.15; a finding of substantiated maltreatment of a minor or vulnerable adult that is determined to be serious and/or recurring as defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 245C.02.

We require full legal name and phone numbers, so that we can call to verify. We also run background checks through the state criminal court system as well as "Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender" system. Further, we offer guidance on how to engage with connections to ensure safety. There is zero tolerance for behavior that breaks our rules; those that do engage in inappropriate behavior will be flagged and banned from our system.

Bridges MN will provide temporary staffing while you are gone.

Click here to learn about local resources that may be able to help you obtain a waiver. Click here to learn about housing resources. 

Yes. You can keep your current job as a caregiver. Supports of all levels are needed. 

Absolutely! We have folks looking to live with families. 

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Bridges MN will take a case-by-case look at each situation to make sure we have the proper supports in place before signing a lease.

To see the graph explaining compensation, click here.

That is the whole point of Rumi: what you seek is seeking you! (Psst—that’s a quote from the poet named Rumi. See below for more information!) There is a match out there for you who has the same interests as you do, wants to live in the same neighborhood, and is looking for a Rumi!

We work with anyone who has a waiver. Our services include: 24 Assistance, Caregiver Living Expense, Housing Access Coordination, Transitional Services, SLS 15 Minute Units, SLS Daily, SES, ILS, Adult Companion, Night Supervision, and Person-Centered Planning.

Rumi is a play on “roomie,” as in “roommate”—and it’s pronounced just like “roomie.” Rumi is also a 13th century poet and scholar who famously said: “What you seek is seeking you.” We feel the same way about finding a perfect match with the Rumi platform.

Bridges MN is the company that operates Rumi. Bridges MN provides high quality housing and service options to individuals living with disabilities. Learn more at BridgesMN.com.