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“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.


Foundation’s annual campaign under way

The ABLE Foundation was founded in 1993 to further the mission of ABLE and to provide financial stability in uncertain times. Several fundraisers are held each year to provide programs, equipment and opportunities to improve the quality of life for those supported by ABLE.

One of those fundraisers is the annual campaign, and the ABLE Foundation’s 2017 Annual Campaign is under way. Donations of any amount are tax-deductible and most appreciated.

Please send your donation to Annual Campaign, ABLE Foundation, 1700 Lancer Blvd., La Crescent MN 55947.

Thank you for your consideration.


Employment opportunities at ABLE

Join the ABLE, Inc. team! 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 $11.55 an hour with an opportunity for an increase of up to 45 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 information about any of the positions listed above, click here.


25th annual golf tourney crowns champions

The ABLE Foundation’s 25th annual Golf Tournament and Steak Dinner was held Saturday, July 22, at Ma Cal Grove in Caledonia.

The day featured golf, food and fun, and was a fundraiser for the ABLE Foundation as it supports ABLE and its mission to provide A Brighter Living Experience for people with developmental disabilities.

Winners in the four-person scramble were:

Championship Flight: 1. Ma Cal Grove team of Pree Amin, Kevin Ranzenberger, Chad Harms and Tyler Engen; 2. Merchants Bank team of Julie Augedahl, Justin Burg, and Jacquelyn and Cole Snodgrass; 3. Eitzen State Bank team 2 of Eric Wurm, Kelsey Lampert, and Pete and Leslie Kittleson.

First Flight: 1. Jeremy Fraiser, Rick Thomsen, Darin Amann and Jeff Stankek; 2. Caledonia Lumber team of Steve Bauer, David Bauer, Mike Buttell and Ross Meyer; 3. Steak Grillers team of Gerry Dix, Steve Reiman, Tank Schroeder and Bob Meiners.

Second Flight: 1. Mutual of America team of Dave Eisberner, Rick Goetzinger, Joe Gorman and Chris Daly; 2. Schmitz Refrigeration and Heating team of Matt and Jody Schmitz and Bob and Ann Schmitz; 3. Klug Insurance Agency team of Darla Eppen, Sarah Klug, Lori Twite and Diana Rask.

First Place Women’s Team: 1. Klug Insurance Agency team


ABLE selected as Tribune Jeans Day recipient

ABLE, Inc. was one of two organizations selected by the La Crosse Tribune to receive funds from its Jeans Day program recently.

ABLE was selected as a recipient of the July donation. Jeans Day allows employees of participating businesses and organizations to donate $1 to wear jeans on the last Friday of each month. The Tribune then donates the money to local organizations.

Thanks to the La Crosse Tribune for selecting ABLE!


Read NewsletterSummer newsletter now online

Catch up on all the latest ABLE news by downloading the Summer 2017 newsletter. To view the newsletter, click here.



Check ABLE out on Facebook

ABLE, Inc. now has its own Facebook page, where we will post news, events and photos of all the things happening at ABLE. Be sure to visit the page by clicking here, and then be sure to “like” us.



Support ABLE Foundation by buying Kwik Trip cards

You can support the ABLE Foundation and its mission every time you fill your vehicle with gasoline, just by purchasing Kwik Trip Gift Cards through the ABLE Foundation-Kwik Trip Scrip Gift Card Program.

You buy the gift cards, which are available at ABLE in $5, $10, $20 and $25 denominations, at face value, and a portion of your purchase remains with the ABLE Foundation.

Scrip Gift Cards can be used at the Kwik Trip pumps or for any in-store purchase, excluding money orders. There is no minimum purchase required.

To purchase Kwik Trip Scrip Gift Cards, contact Bruce Kaiser in the Business Office at (507) 895-8111, ext 1105 or email