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Lake Owasso Residence

210 North Owasso Blvd.
Shoreview, Minnesota 55126
651 - 765 - 7700


Located near the intersection of Highway 694 and Rice Street on Lake Owasso  (map it)

Lake Owasso Residence (LOR) is a residential treatment facility for 64 adults with developmental disabilities. LOR is operated by Ramsey County and is assisted by volunteers and community members in offering special services and opportunities to adults with developmental disabilities.


Volunteers play an important role at Lake Owasso Residence. There are many meaningful and rewarding ways you can volunteer your time and talents to make a positive impact on the lives of our residents. Volunteers provide integration opportunities, social connections and activities that enrich the lives of the residents at LOR.   Learn more about volunteering at LOR!

Our History

Lake Owasso Residence began its work as a tuberculosis "preventorium", a safe place to house children whose families were infected with the disease. Later, LOR became a home for children with developmental disabilities. In the 1960’s a new philosophy of community integration and involvement helped LOR transform to a home for adults ages 17-50, who have developmental and related disabilities. Today, LOR has eight one-level homes with separate bedrooms for each resident, a kitchen, Great Room and front and back patio areas for recreation. Standing on the original plot of land where it was established in the late 1800s, LOR has a new face and a new life. The campus-like setting provides central walking and biking paths and a huge yard for outdoor activities in addition to lake access with a dock for boating.

Archived photos of the Preventorium.