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What Can a Biomedical Engineering Internship Look Like at ACR Homes?

June 1, 2023

As a biomedical engineering student, you might be wondering how working at ACR Homes will be a good fit for you. We wanted to share the story of this biomedical…

pre-physical therapy student time management tips

Pre-Physical Therapy Student Time Management Tips

May 24, 2023

Written by: Val Larson, Direct Care Professional & University of Minnesota physical therapy student The need for pre-physical therapy student time management tips has never been greater. If you want to…

Internship Spotlight: Morgan Smith, Special Education

May 17, 2023

Morgan Smith has been working as a Direct Care Professional since 2021. The relationships she formed with her residents with disabilities led her to do an ACR internship focused on…

Residential Supervisor, Leah Fastenau

College Student Finds Fulfilling Career at ACR Homes Before Graduation

April 26, 2023

Finding a full-time job after graduation can be hard. The time, effort, and commitment of job hunting is overwhelming to think about while working toward completing your bachelor’s degree. We…

ACR Homes representing people with disabilities at the Disability services day at the Minnesota Capitol

Disability Services Day At The Capitol: 2023

March 27, 2023

Disability Services Day at the Minnesota Capitol: Hosted by ARRM Tuesday, March 28th – Rally starting at 10:00am Minnesota State Capitol Rotunda-75 Rev Martin Luther King Jr Blvd., St. Paul,…

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Dear Governor Walz – a family perspective

March 7, 2023

Dear Governor Walz, My daughter H has a disability (cerebral palsy/brain damage) and she lives in an ACR group home in Roseville. Because of H’s disability, she needs 24/7 care…

Direct Care Workers from ACR Homes

5 Ways to Stay Healthy As A Direct Care Worker

February 28, 2023

Written by: Maya Groser, Direct Care Professional         Edited by:  Brianna Palkki, Marketing Manager & Senior Recruiting Supervisor Direct care workers, nurses, caregivers, and PCA’s are hard-working and…

ACR Homes valentines day party. Group Home manager and person with disabilities posing together at party.

Celebrating Valentine’s Day At ACR Homes

February 13, 2023

ACR Homes provides residential group home care for people with disabilities in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area of Minnesota. For the residents in our group homes, providing the highest quality…

Dear Governor Walz (Caregivers Stabilization Act)

January 31, 2023

Dear Governor Walz, I know there is talk about funding more oversight technology for Minnesota’s disabled population. Medical and caregiving technology is a great thing, but it doesn’t solve every…

ACR Homes Direct Care Professional is providing care to a person with disabilities at the Minnesota State Fair, an activity that promotes disability inclusion and wheelchair accessibility.

Top 10 Accessible Activities in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area

January 26, 2023

Are you looking for wheelchair accessible activities in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area of Minnesota for individuals with disabilities? This fun and diverse list will promote community involvement and increase…

Minnesota college students working as Direct Care Professionals with ACR Homes enjoy time doing graduate school mentorship program requirements while talking with a man with disabilities who lives at ACR Homes.

ACR Homes Launches Graduate School Mentorship Program

January 13, 2023

Getting into a healthcare focused graduate school or medical school program is hard. Only 33.9% of applicants entered the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at the University of Minnesota in 2020.…

Direct Care Professional employee who is a working mom with both her son and a resident of one of the group homes

Why Working As A Direct Care Professional Is the Best Job For Moms Returning To Work

December 1, 2022

You’re a stay-at-home mom considering returning to work. Congratulations! However, we know that decision comes with mixed feelings. It’s a big deal to go from stay-at-home mom to working mother.…