Our Story

DARTS is a nonprofit organization that has provided personalized and professional services for older adults and their loved ones for over 45 years.

Since 1974, DARTS has been a community-based nonprofit serving seniors (ages 55+) and their families in Dakota County and the surrounding area, helping them to lead more independent and fulfilling lives. Through services like light housework, outdoor chores, home repair, caregiving resources, volunteer opportunities and transportation, we have worked to be a community partner across generations. DARTS was originally an acronym (Dakota Area Resources and Transportation for Seniors) but the name was shortened to DARTS in 2008 as its services expanded to include homemaking, outdoor chores and volunteer opportunities while living out our mission creating connections that enrich aging.

From our beginning, we have recognized the transition involved in aging and our history reflects our responsiveness to the challenges as we age. DARTS services are designed to foster independent aging in place and supporting caregivers throughout Dakota County. Our services are available to all seniors and caregivers regardless of income, race and background.

A special thank you to Comcast and Digital Dog Productions for the creation of this video.

Our Mission

DARTS creates connections that enrich aging.

Our Vision

To be a respected leader in providing equitable solutions that reflect diverse community needs and create a fulfilling aging journey.

DARTS Values


We all are part of the same team and work with others to find innovative solutions.


We act with integrity and expect the best from ourselves and each other.


We seek out diverse perspectives to achieve equitable results.


We are good stewards of the resources the community entrusts to us.


We value all people and care about providing programs that meet their unique needs.

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