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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.
Offer extended: $200 sign-on bonus for new employees
ABLE Inc. is offering a $200 sign-on bonus, extended through Oct. 31, for new Direct Support Professionals hired for Houston Apartments in Houston and Spring Grove House in Spring Grove. For more details, click here. To apply, click here.
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.
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.
Congratulations to our Foundation Golf Tournament winners
The ABLE Foundation’s 23rd annual Golf Tournament and Steak Dinner Fundraiser was held Saturday, June 27, at Ma Cal Grove Country Club in Caledonia.
The day included a nine-hole golf tournament, steak dinner, raffles, auctions and lots of fun. Also, former Foundation Board president Blaine Schuldt was recognized for his 17 years of service. He retired from the board in October 2014.
Thanks to everyone who supported the day … golfers, diners, donors and hole sponsors.
Winners in the golf tournament were:
First: Mike Rommes, Jamie Moenck, Scott Kurk and Eric Halverson.
Second: John Haugen, David Boot, Fred Sandvick and Jim Mau.
Third: Al Meyer, Bob Meiners, Tank Schroeder and Gerry Dix.
First: Kim Rommes, Nikki Augedahl, Ann Kurk and Amy Halverson.
Second: Lori Twite, Darla Eppen, Diana Rask and Jane Hays.
Third: Bobbi Haugen, Peggy Boot, Lisa Sandvik-Mau and Irish Britson.
Mixed Couples Division:
First: Blaine Schuldt, Dianna Schuldt, Eric Wurm and Elyssa Kurk.
Second: Tiffany Entringer, Malika Eisberner, Nick Stone and Isaac Schiltz.
Third: Arlene Augedahl, Adam Augedahl, Andy Melde and Ali Jackson.
Congratulations also to our raffle winners:
Golf package: Mike Rommes
Gun: Tim Jessessky
Cash prizes: Chris Burg, John Graf and Sheryl Sherry.
Employment opportunities at ABLE (updated Sept. 2)
ABLE, Inc. has full-time and part-time Direct Support Professional positions available in Caledonia, Houston, Spring Grove and La Crescent. For more information, click here.
Summer newsletter available online now
The Summer 2015 edition of the ABLE Newsletter is now available online. To download, click here.