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


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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.

Read more about ABLE, Inc. here.


Employment opportunities at ABLE (updated Jan. 28)

Join the ABLE, Inc. team! ABLE, Inc. is now hiring a full-time Health Services Supervisor/RN. For more information about the position, click here. For more information about joining the ABLE team, click here.

Also, ABLE has part- and full-time positions available in Caledonia, Spring Grove, Houston and La Crescent. The openings include Direct Support Professionals as well as Awake Overnight positions. Starting wage is $10.45 an hour with an opportunity for an increase of up to 36 cents an hour at six months after meeting training and other requirements. Overnight Awake positions pay an extra $1.25-an-hour awake overnight bonus on top of the regular wage. All advertised positions pay an extra $1-an-hour weekend bonus. For more information, click here.


Winter newsletter now available for download

Catch up on all the latest news from ABLE, Inc., by downloading the December 2015 newsletter, now available by clicking here.


ABLE Foundation Holiday Home Tour held Dec. 12

The ABLE Foundation held its fifth annual Holiday Home Tour on Saturday, Dec. 12.

christmas lightsABLE would like to thank the following homeowners for opening their homes for the tour:

  • * Crescent Moon Retreat (Cindy Loberg), 316 S. 2nd St.
  • * Brickmakers Bed-and-Breakfast (Laurie Simmonds), 234 N. 1st St.
  • * Ryan and Jody McQuin, 1539 Old Hickory Drive.
  • * Brandon and Katie Thesing, 1206 Juniper St.
  • * Ryan and Tena Hutchinson, 610 McIntosh Road.

Thank you also to all those who attended and supported this annual fundraiser.


ABLE breaks ground for new TRC

A groundbreaking ceremony was held  Thursday, Sept. 17 for ABLE’s new $2.4 million Teaching and Recreation Center in Caledonia, Minn.

ABLE held a ground-breaking for its new Caledonia Teaching and Recreation Center on Sept. 17.

ABLE held a ground-breaking for its new Caledonia Teaching and Recreation Center on Sept. 17.

Executive Director Gail Meyer was joined by ABLE, Inc. and ABLE Foundation board members, people supported and others at the ceremony, held along Loeffler Avenue near Caledonia High School, site of the new 11,000-square-foot facility. Refreshments followed at the current TRC.

General contractor on the project is Schwab LLC, and the architect is Vantage Architects of La Crosse. The building is expected to be ready for use by June 2016.

“We are extremely excited to begin this project as ABLE celebrates 35 years of service,” said Meyer. “It is going to allow us to better fulfill our mission of providing A Brighter Living Experience for those with developmental disabilities.”

The new center will be a place where people supported by ABLE can learn skills to be more independent, enjoy leisure and recreational activities, and exercise. It will replace the current Teaching and Recreation Center in Caledonia, which is overcrowded and inefficient and is not handicapped-accessible.

The center also will be a training site for ABLE employees and the central office for ABLE’s Caledonia operations.

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For more on the TRC project, see the Summer 2015 ABLE News newsletter. To download the entire newsletter, featuring an artist’s rendering of the new TRC building, click here.