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New Increased Wages!

September 16, 2022

Effective September 25th, 2022, all ACR employees will be getting a $2/hour pay increase (for non-asleep hours) + opportunity for house specific rate exception differentials of $.50-$2.00! Part-time direct care positions starting at $15-$21/hour (effective 9/25) Full-time direct care positions starting at $17-$23/hour (effective 9/25) *Includes House Specific Rate Exception Differentials of $.50-$2.00/hour Learn More…

Making Dreams Come True

July 5, 2022

Direct Care Professionals Anna and Lindsey recently had the opportunity to plan and facilitate a trip to Disney World for ACR resident, Bob. Here are some details from Anna on their planning and their Disney adventure! Anna writes: “Bob had a page in his daily book that said his dream was to one day go…

SAVE OUR HOMES: A Family Sponsored Rally for People with Disabilities

June 21, 2022

Please make plans to join in the Rally at the Governor’s Mansion this Friday, June 24 at 9:30 a.m.!  This event is being organized by a group of parents of people with disabilities.  Television crews from Channels 4, 5 and 11 will be there, so we need to show up in force to accurately reflect how serious…

The Spirit of ACR Homes: Meet Our Residents #3 | ACR Homes

May 27, 2022

Meet Shaina! Shaina is an adventurous and amazing resident here at ACR. Born and raised in Minnesota, a lover of oreos and a good cup of tea, and an avid NPR listener, Shaina used ASL finger spelling (and a little help from her ipad communication device!) to share some fun facts and favorite adventures she’s…

How can you get the patient contact hours you need for grad school? Through ACR

May 24, 2022

As you prepare to step into your career in health care, there’s no substitute for that part-time job that gives you tons of experience with patient care. Health care majors gain precisely that when they work as direct care providers at ACR. Whether your next step after graduation is launching your full-time career or beginning…

Summer Job Fairs

April 11, 2022

You’re Invited! ACR Homes cares for the lives of people who have disabilities in group homes throughout the Twin Cities, and we are looking for passionate employees to join our team! Stop by one of our FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Job Fair Week events happening monthly May – August to learn about our…

Students, Minnesotans with disabilities need your voice now. Here’s how to help

March 8, 2022

As a student pursuing a health care career, you already know a thing or two about our healthcare system. It’s the most advanced in the world. But there’s room for improvement. Because goodness knows, it has gaps and problems. There’s a serious issue playing out in Minnesota right now, though few people are talking about…

Impact Year 2.0: Optimize your Gap Year

February 24, 2022

When considering how to spend your Gap Year as a pre-PA or pre-med staff, it’s important to make sure that you’re getting the most out of that year away from school.  ACR has multiple opportunities that align well with those pursuing Gap Year opportunities whether that’s due to graduation, taking a break from school, taking an employment break,…

In your backyard: Will you speak up for people with disabilities?

February 22, 2022

Neighbor, have we met? We’re ACR Homes. Our organization is one of several around the Twin Cities that houses and provides full-time care for adults with moderate to severe disabilities. We’ve been doing that for more than 40 years in single-family homes scattered throughout the Twin Cities. We’re proud of the difference we’ve made in…

Advocating for the future of people with disabilities

January 20, 2022

Last week we informed staff, case managers, guardians and the residents of an update that we had long tried to avoid, and one that came with great sadness. We gave 60-day notice that we are ending services to 17 individuals because four of ACR’s homes are closing due to the staffing crisis. The reason for…

40 Years of Serving People with Disabilities… But We Need Help!

December 14, 2021

Here at ACR Homes, we have been proud to provide exceptional care to individuals with disabilities in group homes throughout the Twin Cities metro area since 1981. This year marks our 40th anniversary. But instead of celebrating, we are faced with a nationwide staffing shortage. What is ACR Homes and what do we do? ACR…

ACR SAFE Santa 2021

November 11, 2021

As you hopefully know, ACR Homes has the ACR SAFE (Staff Agenda Fund for Emergencies) as a way for ACR employees to lend a helping hand to co-workers in financial crisis due to unforeseen emergencies such as illness, fire, or accidents. We understand that money can’t solve every problem, but we hope to lend support…