Voted #1 Workplace by Employees.
Welcome to the ACR Homes website. We are proud to say that ACR was voted the #1 workplace by employees in both 2014 and 2016 in the Star Tribune Top Workplaces survey. This is the third year ACR employees have participated in this survey. In those three years ACR has been named the number one large company in Minnesota twice! What does it mean for ACR to be named the top workplace in Minnesota? It means that we, by which we mean direct care staff, supervisors, RNs, office and maintenance employees, and all of the other people employed at ACR, have created the best workplace in Minnesota. Being named top workplace is a direct result of the high quality work and positivity everyone exemplifies throughout ACR.
We’re sure that you will find plenty of useful information here at your fingertips: our philosophy of care, information on internships and career opportunities, and perhaps most importantly, our Core Value Statement which is the foundation of everything we do at ACR.
Residential Disability Care
ACR provides residential support services for people with physical and developmental disabilities, as well as care for the elderly including memory care through our affiliated companies Arthur’s Residential Care and ACR At Home.
Jim and Dorothy Nelson opened the first ACR home in 1981 for six students with autism who were graduating from high school. Based on their personal experience living and working with people with disabilities, they developed a unique philosophy of care on which all ACR staff are trained. This philosophy is embodied right in the name, “ACR,” which stands for Acceptance, Communication and Respect.
They recognize that people with disabilities have the same needs for acceptance as people without disabilities, and that we are all communicating all the time – any limitations on the ability to speak or write does not mean a person cannot communicate. Respect is conveyed in the way we speak and listen, attend to cues, appreciate, support and respond to each person’s communication style.
ACR currently supports over 200 individuals in over 50 homes throughout the five-county Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area. Each home reflects the tastes, interests, and special needs of the people we support there. We strive to create a warm and inviting atmosphere in each home.
ACR has an outstanding reputation for providing consistent, high-quality services. Our commitment to quality requires high standards for staffing, with a thorough and detailed hiring and training process and excellent supervision and support.
We hope that you find your visit here at our website both informing and enjoyable. Please send us any comments, feedback, or questions. Thank you!
~ Jim and Dorothy