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  Remember how the Cat in the Hat could balance a cake on his head while holding a fish bowl on an umbrella in one hand and a stack of books in the other, all while jumping on a ball? And how he made it look easy?   Life sometimes feels like that kind of…

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Working direct care at ACR is a great way to round out your med school application, according to Madison Duffy. It offers the perfect opportunity to gain pre-med experience in patient care as well as some unique additional opportunities for growth, says Madison, who will be graduating this Spring with a biology degree from the…

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Jordan Crosser Buckellew has been a direct care professional at the ACR Home on Dale Court since 2011. She came from Clear Lake, Iowa,  to attend the University of Minnesota and discovered ACR Homes during her freshman year.  Her work at ACR brought her to the realization that she enjoyed being an advocate for people with disabilities. In fact,…

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As a pre-med student at the University of Minnesota,  I wanted a part-time job where I could gain those much needed patient care hours that every medical school requires.  I saw an ACR flyer posted in the health sciences building on campus, so I applied.  I was hired as a part-time direct care staff at a group…

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My daughter transferred to the University of Minnesota in her junior year of college to major in child psychology. Her long-term goal is to go to graduate school to study occupational therapy to help kids with special needs. She was looking for work experience in her field and ACR’s ads around campus caught her eye. Working…

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I worked my way through the last two years of college doing direct care at an ACR Home in Woodbury.  I loved every minute of my job, but I wasn’t planning on making a career of it. The first time my ACR residential supervisor (RS) asked me if I would be interested in becoming a…

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