ABLE, Inc. ABLE, Inc.

“ABLE, Inc.—TRULY ‘A Brighter Living Experience’ for people with developmental disabilities!”


Welcome to ABLE, Inc.!  We’re glad you stopped by.  Check back often for updates on ABLE events, fundraisers, newsletters, and the monthly posting of our Lucky Day Calendar Winners!


ABLE, Inc., is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit corporation established in 1979 as residential care provider for people with developmental disabilities and related brain injuries in Houston County, Minnesota.


Read more about ABLE, Inc. here.


Cast your vote for the ABLE tree at Bauer’s

Wieser Bros. is sponsoring and decorating a tree for ABLE at Bauer’s Market in La Crescent.
Bauer’s is having a tree decorating contest from Nov. 28th  through Dec. 24th.  People can vote for their favorite tree for $1 per vote, and all proceeds will go to that nonprofit agency. A person may vote as many times as they would like, so please stop by Bauer’s and vote for ABLE’s tree.

A big thank you to Kathy Wieser and her daughters, Abby and Olivia, for decorating the tree.


Christmas show to benefit ABLE

The Molly B Christmas Special 2014 will be shown at the Cinema in Spring Grove at 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21. A free will offering will be accepted, with ABLE one of the organizations to benefit from the donations.


Look for ABLE at Rotary Lights parade

ABLE will help kick off the holiday season in the area by participating in the annual Rotary Lights holiday parade on Friday, November 28, in La Crosse.
The parade begins at 5 p.m. near the corner of King Street and Fifth Avenue, then travels down Main Street to Second Street, up to State Street and then into Riverside Park, site of Rotary Lights.
In addition to having an entry in the parade, ABLE also will have a decorated tree as part of the Rotary Lights display.
Look for ABLE at the parade and when you visit Rotary Lights in Riverside Park throughout the holiday season!


ABLE will be ringing the bell for Salvation Army

ABLE, Inc. is helping another local nonprofit – the Salvation Army – this holiday season, ringing the bell for the group’s Red Kettle fundraiser.

ABLE people supported and staff will be filling nearly 20 volunteer shifts at the Festival Foods stores on Causeway Boulevard and in the Village Shopping Center in La Crosse through Christmas.


Update: Save the date! Holiday Home Tour is Dec. 13

The ABLE Foundation will host its annual Holiday Home Tour on Saturday, December 13, in La Crescent.

The annual event is a fundraiser for the foundation and will feature five La Crescent area homes decked out in their holiday finest.

Hours are 4 to 7 p.m.

Tickets are $10 and will be available soon in advance at several locations including the ABLE offices in La Crescent and Caledonia, or at the homes on the night of the tour.

Homes on the tour are:

* Nancy and Jim Wally, 415 N. 4th St.

* Judy and Jerry Storlie, 28 S. Elm St.

* Sandy and Todd Graves, 1200 N. 1st St.

* Brandon and Katie Thesing, 1206 Juniper St.

* Sue and Ray Ronnenberg, 233 N. 2nd St.


Employment opportunities at ABLE (updated Nov. 14)

ABLE, Inc. has an opening for a full-time Health Services Supervisor/RN. Also, ABLE, Inc. has full-time and part-time Direct Support Professional positions available in Caledonia, Houston and La Crescent as well as a part-time cook position in La Crescent and an Awake Overnight Direct Support Professional position. For more information, click here.

ALSO, open interviews are held in Caledonia every Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the ABLE office, 216 E. South St.


Summer 2014 newsletter now available online

Read about a new four-legged resident at Lancer House in La Crescent, get an update from ABLE executive director Gail Meyer, check out photos from Project Funway and ABLE Idol, meet ABLE’s Class of 2014 graduates and learn about a blanket-making project sure to warm your heart. All this – and more – is in the Summer 2014 ABLE News, now available online. To download, click here.


ABLE Foundation announces exciting new project: new center in Caledonia!

The ABLE Foundation is excited to announce a new project: construction of a new Teaching & Recreation Center for ABLE, Inc., in Caledonia.

The first goal of the project is to purchase land suitable for the center, which would be a place where people supported by ABLE can learn life skills to be more independent, participate in recreation/leisure activities and exercise. It also would serve as a training center for ABLE employees.

The ABLE Foundation’s focus is on fundraising for this project. The goal is to have the center completed by November 2014.

For more on this exciting new project, and to learn how you can help, please click here.