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

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…

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

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…

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Is ACR the ‘work home’ you’ve been looking for?

Earning a college degree is a big achievement. But the way isn’t always clear for everyone. Surveys show that 20-30% of new students are undecided on a major. Others go on to graduate and struggle to find a job with their chosen major. Does that sound familiar? You’re in good company. Several of our direct…

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7 great books about disabilities for National Reading Month

March is National Reading Month. If you’re looking for your next title, whether for yourself or to read with the kids, take a look at this collection of good reads that can help us all be better allies and advocates for people with disabilities. If at Birth You Don’t Succeed: My Adventures with Disaster and…

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Intern Spotlight: Priya Kanajam

After starting a Direct Care job at ACR as a freshman at the University of Minnesota, Priya started her Internship at ACR as a senior after fulfilling years of direct care experience at her home. Attends: Senior at University of Minnesota- Twin Cities Major: Biology Career Path: pre-med “Starting to work at ACR was probably one of the…

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What’s an Impact Project?

As applications roll in for our first Impact Year team, there is one question we wanted to expand on more…something we are so very excited about! An Impact Project is one of the requirements of the Impact Year, and it is truly one of the really fun parts. Through the course of the Impact Year,…

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Graduating? Here’s how to get the most out of a gap-year experience

What is a gap-year program and why consider it? If you’re ready to graduate, maybe you’d like a little breathing room in your schedule, so you can focus on applying to medical school or a graduate program, while accumulating some work experience to add to your application. Or maybe you need to take a step…

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Coming Soon- Impact Year!

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, or just trying something new. We’ve long advertised growth opportunities to consider during a Gap Year such as an internship, advancement opportunity, or being an e-float. Each of…

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Virtual Internship Lunch & Learn Sessions

ACR Homes offers employees a flexible, individualized opportunity to complete an internship to align with their educational and career goals. Internships give your resume a boost and give another key talking point and experience for graduate school or medical school interviews. Internships are available for a variety of majors and career interests. Join us Thursday…

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A Letter from a Former Employee: Life-Changing Work

We received the following message through Facebook recently from a former employee. We have her permission to share her family’s story, and the way that her life was impacted by her work at ACR, 20 years ago. Thank you, Laura, for sharing.  *** Almost 20 years ago I worked for a few years at ACR…

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The Spirit of ACR Homes: Meet Our Residents #2 | ACR Homes

The best part about ACR Homes is, hands down, the wonderful people who live here. We wanted to follow up on last month’s resident profile by introducing another one of our amazing residents: Brian. Brian is known to be one of the most easy-going and positive people you’ll ever have the pleasure of meeting. “It’s truly impossible…

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