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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.
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ABLE purchases land for new Caledonia center
ABLE Inc. will celebrate its 35th year of service in 2015 with a new Teaching and Recreation Center in Caledonia.
The project moved closer to reality with the recent rezoning of a piece of land ABLE is purchasing on Loeffler Avenue, near Caledonia High School. The 4-acre property will be the site of the new building, with groundbreaking planned for the spring, according to ABLE Executive Director Gail Meyer.
“We are so excited we will finally have a site that will be accessible for the people we support,” Meyer said of the new center, which will be handicapped accessible and replace the current overcrowded and inefficient center located in a rented business property space in Caledonia.
Plans are for the new building to be 10,000 to 12,000 square feet. It also will serve as a training center for ABLE’s more than 250 employees. Meyer said the next step is to develop a floor plan with input from people supported, their families and employees. Vantage Architects is working with ABLE on the project.
“Next year is our 35th year in business, and we would love to have the center ready for a 35th anniversary party in the late fall or early winter,” she said.
(Reprinted from the Winter 2014 newsletter. To download the entire newsletter, click here.)
Winter newsletter available online now
The Winter 2015 edition of the ABLE Newsletter is now available online. To download, click 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.
Molly B 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.
ABLE is 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.
Employment opportunities at ABLE (updated Nov. 23)
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.