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

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…

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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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ACR Job Fair Week

Join us for a week of Job, Internship, & Career Information and determine if working at ACR is the right fit for you! Chat with an ACR representative while enjoying a fun, covid-friendly environment with food and prizes. Event will be mostly outdoors if weather cooperates! June 14-18, 2021 Patio/Parking Lot @ ACR Homes/J.Arthur’s Coffee…

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Health Insurance for $134 per month, $750 Annual Deductible

“Brace for turbulence” is the headline in the Minneapolis Star Tribune as open enrollment gets underway today  for people who buy their own health insurance.  “Shopping promises to be stressful given big premium hikes and tight rules on the doctors and hospitals that subscribers can visit. Most insurers have capped enrollment on plans to control costs,…

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Working with ACR Residents Changed my RN Career

Renae Sloth began her healthcare career 13 years ago as a DCP (Direct Care Professional) at ACR. Her initial goal was to get the direct care hours she needed to maintain her CNA certification.  Little did she know this would lead her to a full-time RN career with ACR. In short order she became an RN, and then a…

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Programs like the SAFE Fund make ACR Homes the #1 Workplace

Gabe works at an ACR group home that supports four very active people who have developmental and behavioral disabilities. He’s on a “go with the flow” team of staff with high energy and a huge sense of humor.  He’s also a college student at the University of Wisconsin in Eau Claire.  He would typically drive…

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Can you do this with your IQ?

“Nice” and “smart” are key attributes ACR looks for in applicants.  In addition to that, since all of our positions include driving, employees also need a reliable form of transportation.  We noticed that was a problem for some.  Especially employees who are students at the University of Minnesota where a parking spot  can run from…

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Top 10 State Fair Favorites for People with Disabilities

 We have a knack for fun at ACR.  It follows that we would have expertise with an event that bills itself as “Twelve Days of Fun Ending Labor Day!”  That would be the Minnesota State Fair–the largest state fair in the US, with an average annual attendance of about 2 million people.  “The Great Minnesota Get-Together.”   Here’s a quick…

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Patient Care Hours at ACR an Asset for PA School

I worked for ACR for three years during my undergrad years.  After that, I took a gap year and worked full-time for ACR before starting PA school. I’m now a physician’s assistant in gastroenterology. I can tell you that most PA programs require patient care hours just to be eligible for interview. I also found…

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Patient Care Hours at ACR for Premed Students

  “Get yourself hired at ACR Homes!”  That’s Dr. Bruce Simat’s standard advice to incoming students who are interested in pursuing a premed program and need patient care hours. Dr. Simat is a professor of  biochemistry and human physiology at Northwestern University in Arden Hills, Minnesota. He has over 20 years of teaching experience and…

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