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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.)
Did you see? ABLE Foundation recognized on Jeans Day
The ABLE Foundation was one of the beneficiaries of the January Jeans Day charity effort sponsored by the La Crosse Tribune.
On one Friday each month, area businesses and organizations collect donations for the Jeans Day effort in exchange for their employees wearing jeans to work. Those donations are then awarded each month to local nonprofit organizations.
Funds received by the ABLE Foundation from Jeans Day will go toward the new Teaching and Recreation Center to be built this year in Caledonia.
Winter newsletter available online now
The Winter 2015 edition of the ABLE Newsletter is now available online. To download, click here.
Employment opportunities at ABLE (updated Feb. 20)
ABLE, Inc. has full-time and part-time Direct Support Professional positions available in Caledonia, Houston and La Crescent. For more information, click here.