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Opal Services operates 28 group homes throughout Dakota County, and the surrounding suburbs. A description of each home is provided below. If you are interested in applying for placement at one of our homes please download the placement application and submit it to the contact listed in the service opening.

Ashland - Hastings

Ashland is a four bedroom ranch style home located in Hastings.  The home serves men in their 30’s-70’s with moderate to profound intellectual/developmental disabilities and some behaviors.  Three of the individuals living in the home are verbal and the other is non-verbal.  They are all ambulatory but may need staff assistance occasionally and one needs full personal care. 

All individuals are pleasant and friendly who enjoy spending time in the living area as well as interacting with staff.  They all attend a day program during the day.  There is double staff during most peak hours of the afternoon and evening.  Overnight, there is sleep staff from 10p-6a. 

There are three bedrooms located upstairs one downstairs.  There is a living room, dining room, kitchen and bathroom upstairs along with a staff room that leads to an attached deck.  There is another family area in the basement, one bedroom, staff office, bathroom, and the laundry room. Staff at Ashland assist with meal preparation, community integration, medication management, medical appointments, personal cares and general housekeeping tasks.

Bellows - West St. Paul

Bellows residence is a two-level home (one level is the basement) built of conventional material. The home is located in an older and very quiet residential neighborhood in West St. Paul. In addition, the home is about two miles from Robert Street, which has many stores and restaurants that the individuals that living at Bellows love to visit. The building’s main floor contains a common living room, bathroom, kitchen, three bedrooms, and a wood-burning fireplace in the living room. The west side of the kitchen leads to a stairway to enter the finished basement. On this level there is a laundry room, bathroom, two storage rooms, furnace room, office, and one bedroom. The north side of the living room walks out the back yard. This backyard is fenced in and is very spacious. The south side of the kitchen leads out to the side of the house.

The staff schedule is designed to provide as many two staff on opportunities as possible when service recipients are likely to be involved in community outings or outside activities. The Program Coordinator’s schedule is flexible enough to cover most occasions when service recipients are sick or home from their day program for some reason.

The individuals that live at Bellows are very active in their community and usually go out as a group and enjoy activities together. Staff are physically present when programming involves the use of appliances (stove, oven, dishwasher, washer, dryer), the use of chemicals for cleaning, or when staff may need to provide verbal or physical prompts or assistance for the task or outcome (as specified in each service recipient outcome). The programming provided at Bellows is based on the individual wants and needs of the service recipients. The programming is generally designed to increase or maintain self-care and/or independent living skills (laundry, meal planning, meal preparation, housekeeping, activity planning, banking, etc.).  There may also be programming to address behavioral issues. Lastly, Bellows has double staffing on weekends and evenings (Monday through Friday). The home has overnight staff that do sleep.

Candace SLS - South St. Paul

Candace SLS is a 3 bed facility located at the south end of South St. Paul, in a well-managed and maintained duplex. The duplex has two levels. Each level has two bedrooms, bathroom, living room, dining room, and kitchen. The laundry facilities are located in the basement.  The duplex is located two blocks from a bus line and a short drive to stores, restaurants, a movie theater, coffee shops and bowling alley. Staff at Candace assist with meal preparation, community integration, medication management, medical appointments, personal cares and general housekeeping tasks.  Individuals living at Candace like to stay busy either by working, attending supported employment programs or going to day programs. The individuals enjoy going on community activities such as library, church, museums, arts centers, movies, going out to eat, Minnesota Twins games, Come As You Are social group, fairs, and festivals.

Cimarron - Rosemount

Cimarron is a home for men with mild to moderate intellectual disabilities and mental health issues. The current age range is 30-51. It is an active household with lots of social interaction both inside the home and in the community. The men like to play games together, watch movies, attend art, sewing and cooking classes, take walks, have family-style meals and celebrate special occasions together. It is a home for sports enthusiasts as well as creative individuals who enjoy the arts. There are minimal target symptoms displayed at this home since those with mental health issues are stable. Common goals for the men currently living at Cimarron include travel and spending time with their families.

This house is a split-level home with two bedrooms up and two bedrooms down. There is one bathroom on each level. The house has a deck off the kitchen. Cimarron is located on a quiet cul-de-sac in Rosemount. The home is located minutes away from various stores, gas stations and restaurants. The house is double-staffed some evening and weekend hours. The overnight staff has sleep hours from 11pm-6am.

Coachman - Eagan

Coachman is a four bedroom, split entry home located in Eagan. The women who live there range in age from 54 to 62. There is day staffing as some of the women attend day program while others have chosen to stay home.   They all have a mild to moderate intellectual disabilities, mild mental health diagnoses and aging related medical concerns.  They are pleasant, low-key women who like to be active in the community and in their home.  They frequently utilize the Town Centre Shopping area which includes; a Wal-mart, Cub, and several fast food restaurants. At home they enjoy completing puzzles and participating in craft activities.  Coachman staff assist the service recipients with: daily cares, medical appointments, managing health concerns, medication administration, maintaining the household, and engaging in recreation and leisure activities.   

There is double staff during most peak hours of the afternoon and evening. There is sleep staff overnight. From the entryway, there are steps leading down to a lower level where there are two bedrooms, a bathroom, the staff office, laundry room, and some leisure space. Upstairs there are two bedrooms, the living room, dining room, kitchen, and a bathroom. There is a large deck off the back of the house and a fenced backyard.

Dominica - Rosemount

Dominica serves women living with various mental health diagnoses and has a mental health certification with staff trained specifically in managing behaviors resulting from mental health symptoms. A mental health specialist from Opal visits the home weekly to meet with the women if they are interested in sharing personal concerns, successes, or simply just to catch up. The two women at Dominica currently range in age from 20’s to early 40’s. Dominica encourages and supports each woman to become active in the community while exploring resources available to them, so they may increase their independence to someday move into a more independent setting.  Many service recipients have chosen to work, attend a supported employment program or day treatment program while living at Dominica. Dominica staff assist with finding and navigating transportation services like the transit line or scheduling taxi rides, learning home maintenance tasks such as cooking, cleaning, laundry and other various skills like financial budgeting, medication management, medical appointment organization, and grocery shopping.

Dominica is in Rosemount, though it borders very closely with Apple Valley and Lakeville. Dominica is minutes away from the Apple Valley transit station and a short distance from the Apple Valley shopping/dining area. The home is a split-level with two bedrooms upstairs and two downstairs. Dominica is staffed 24/7 with some evenings and weekends having double staff. Dominica has asleep overnight staff.

Finch - Rosemount

Finch serves women living with various mental health diagnoses and has a mental health certification with staff trained specifically in managing behaviors resulting from mental health symptoms. A mental health specialist from Opal visits the home weekly to meet with the women if they are interested in sharing personal concerns, successes, or simply just to catch up. The two women at Finch currently range in age from 20’s to early 40’s. Finch encourages and supports each woman to become active in the community while exploring resources available to them, so they may increase their independence to someday move into a more independent setting.  Many service recipients have chosen to work, attend a supported employment program or day treatment program while living at Finch. Finch staff assist with finding and navigating transportation services like the transit line or scheduling taxi rides, learning home maintenance tasks such as cooking, cleaning, laundry and other various skills like financial budgeting, medication management, medical appointment organization, and grocery shopping.

Finch is in Rosemount, though it borders very closely with Apple Valley and Lakeville. Finch is minutes away from the Apple Valley transit station and a short distance from the Apple Valley shopping/dining area. The home is a split-level with two bedrooms upstairs and two downstairs. Finch is staffed 24/7 with some evenings and weekends having double staff. Finch has asleep overnight staff.

Finland - Rosemount

Finland is a four bedroom, ranch style home located in Rosemount.  The home serves adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities. The individuals living in the home have access to a fenced in backyard and enjoy nice weather, sitting in the patio furniture located there. All individuals are pleasant and friendly who enjoy spending time in the living area as well as interacting with staff.   day. 

Finland is a very modern home and is located in a very nice, quiet neighborhood. There are three bedrooms located upstairs which includes the available room.  There is a front family room, living room, dining room, kitchen and bathroom upstairs.  The living room has a sliding glass door that leads to the back patio in the fenced backyard.  There is another family area in the basement, one bedroom, staff office, bathroom, and the laundry room. Finland is located close to many shopping sites, restaurants, and banks. If you like to shop, this is the place to be. Lastly, there are many parks that the individuals that live at Finland visit frequently, one is within walking distance.    

There is double staff during most peak hours of the afternoon and evening.  Overnight, there is sleep staff from 10p-6a. 

Gilbert - South St. Paul

Gilbert is home to adult men with intellectual disabilities, mental health issues and age-related challenges. The current age range is 46 to 79. These service recipients do not work, but two of them enjoy attending a day program on weekdays for the social interaction with peers. A common goal for the men at Gilbert is maintaining their basic living skills as independently as possible. Staff assist with personal cares as needed. Gilbert service recipients enjoy going out into the community on shopping outings, restaurant visits, movie theaters, or visiting with family and friends. They usually take short walks several times a day to stay active. The current service recipients exhibit mild to moderate maladaptive behaviors on a regular basis.

The home is located in a very quiet residential area of South St. Paul. In addition, Gilbert is also equipped with a house van that staff use when they go on outings with Service Recipients and for medical appointments. The home is located within two – three miles of Robert Street. This street has many opportunities for various restaurants and retail stores for shopping. Gilbert is a rambler- style home with three bedrooms on the main level and one bedroom in the lower level. Staffing is co-ed.  Gilbert has asleep overnight staffing.

Glazier - Apple Valley

Glazier serves adult women who may have mild to moderate intellectual disabilities and some mild mental health diagnoses. The current individuals living here range from 45-60 years old. Everyone attends a day program or works during the day.  Staff assist with food preparation, housekeeping tasks, personal cares, medication management, medical appointment transportation, and activities in the community. The women the live at Glazier are encouraged to participate as much as they are willing and able to. 

The house is located just off Cedar Avenue and has 3 bedrooms upstairs and 1 downstairs, though the downstairs bedroom is currently being developed. The home offers ample relaxation space both inside and outside and features a 4-season porch off the back of the home, and patio & gazebo areas in the yard

There are many shopping and dining options located minutes from the home, as well as the Apple Valley transit station for those who utilize public transportation.  The service recipients use the local community for shopping, eating out, attending community education classes, and some of the individuals use the nearby community center for getting exercise.

Glenview - Burnsville

Glenview is a newly renovated, rambler style home with three bedrooms on the upper level, one on the lower level. There are two full bathrooms in the home, one on each level, that are not handicap accessible. It is in a quiet neighborhood and is located on a low traffic street. There is a ramp in the garage for walker or wheelchair access. Glenview has asleep overnights. Glenview offers a spacious fenced enclosed backyard with a patio for outdoor enjoyment. Glenview staffing is structured to be double staffed with four service recipients in the home and has one sleep overnight staff. Glenview is within 15 minutes of many stores, a theater, restaurants, and parks. Service recipients have the opportunity to attend day programs and organized social events.

Gold Trail - Eagan

Gold Trail is located minutes from the Eagan Outlet Mall and transit station, as well the Yankee Doodle Road shopping and dining attractions.

The age range for the men at Gold Trail is from 55 to 75.  The men that live in this home typically attend day program (for recreation and leisure) or have employment services provided by another agency.  Staff at this home typically support service recipients with maintaining skills in areas of personal cares and physical support with tasks related to maintaining the household (cleaning, cooking, laundry, etc).  Gold Trail staff also provide support with recreation and leisure activities within the home and in the community, medical appointments, monitoring and addressing health issues/concerns and medication management.

Gold Trail is staffed from 2:15pm to 8am (based on service recipient day program schedules) Monday through Friday, with the Program Coordinator available during the day for service recipient appointments and transportation. There is a second staff person available three nights each week and every other week on the weekends. Gold Trail is asleep overnight staff.

Greensboro - Eagan

Greensboro is the home for younger women with developmental and intellectual disabilities. The current age range is 31-41. Some of the women at this house need assistance from staff with personal cares, both hands-on help and verbal cues. These women attend a day program Monday-Friday to participate in classes of interest and/or the social aspect of a community setting. The women who live at Greensboro consider each other peers and spend most of their time together when at the house. All of the women have families who are invested in their daily lives. Most spend time with their families, especially on weekends.

This house is a split-level home with three bedrooms up and one bedroom down. There is one bathroom on each level. There is a stair lift installed on each set of steps. The house has a deck off the kitchen, where the service recipients often sit when the weather is nice. Greensboro is centrally located in Eagan. The home is located minutes away from various stores, banks and restaurants. The house is staffed 24/7 and is double-staffed evening hours and some weekend hours. The overnight staff has sleep hours from 10pm-6am.

Hurley - West St. Paul

Hurley serves individuals with a mental health diagnoses. In addition, Hurley is certified as a Mental Health home. A mental health specialist from Opal visits the home weekly to meet with the men that live there and see if they are interested in sharing personal concerns, or maybe play a game of cards.  Hurley service recipients enjoy going out into the community on shopping outings, restaurant visits, movie theaters or visiting with family and friends. They also help with yard work, gardening and grilling during the warmer months.

Hurley is a one level home with a basement.  The home’s main floor contains a common living room, bathroom, kitchen and three bedrooms. Just off the kitchen, a stairway leads down to the finished basement. On this level, there is a laundry room, bedroom, furnace room, office, and recreation room. The recreation area has a pool table. There is a wood-burning fireplace in the recreation room. This wood-burning fireplace is not in use. Hurley also has a three-season porch that is located between the kitchen and the attached garage. Located off the back of the screen porch is a patio area where the grill is located.  There is a gradual cement ramp from the street to the front door. The home is located within a mile of Robert Street and near the bus line. This street has many opportunities for various restaurants and retail stores for shopping, as well as employment opportunities.

The home is staffed 24/7, sometimes with double-staff on evenings during the week (Monday through Thursday) and on weekends Hurley has asleep overnights.

Nicollet - Burnsville

Nicollet is a three-bedroom, two-bathroom home located on a corner lot on a residential street and Nicollet Avenue. Entry is on the main level via a cement ramp enclosed by a small gated fence that leads to the front door of the home. Three of the service recipient bedrooms are located on the main level of the home, one located in the lower level of the home, accessible by a stairway. The lower level in includes a laundry room, bathroom, bedroom, and living room and allows walk-out access to the backyard. The upstairs bathroom is tiled and has an incline directly to a wheelchair accessible shower area. A deck is located off the back of the home with stairs that allow access to a spacious backyard enclosed by a fence for the service recipients to enjoy when the weather allows.

Nicollet has been home to service recipients, both male and females, with varying levels of abilities and age ranges, including service recipients in wheelchairs.  Nicollet is within reasonable distance from several day programs.  All overnight shifts are sleep shifts which are during the hours of 10pm to 6am.

Staff are trained to provide full assistance with personal cares, cooking, cleaning, and all aspects of daily living.

This home is located next to an elementary school and just a few miles of many restaurants, stores, and parks.

Nordic Park - Apple Valley

Nordic Park is located in Apple Valley near the Minnesota Zoo. The home is equipped with an elevator and a stair lift that may make this home very functional for a service recipient with mobility difficulties. Nordic Park is a split level home, made of standard wood construction. There is an attached garage, with one larger door. The garage has a motorized garage door opener. The home has a very nice yard and is located on a corner lot. This area is relatively flat. The back yard is very large and has the appearance of a park. The main entry is located to the right of the garage door. There is one entry to the house from the garage. This entry leads right into entryway of the home. There is also an entrance through the back of the home, through the sliding glass doors off the deck.

The main level of the home has two bedrooms and the basement has two additional bedrooms. The main level bedrooms are used for a staff office and service recipient bedroom. The bedrooms in the basement are both occupied by service recipients. In addition, each level of the home has a bathroom.  The kitchen and dining area are on the upper level, while the lower level contains the laundry room/furnace room.

Nordic Park is not currently staffed during the hours of 9am to 3pm due to the service recipients’ day program schedules. However, the Program Coordinator is available during those hours to assist with service recipient appointments and transportation. The home has double staffing during the week on Monday and Thursday afternoons/evenings. In addition, the home has double staffing on Saturdays (10am – 5pm) and on Sundays (7am – 4pm). Lastly, the home has asleep night staff from 12am to 6am.

North Wentworth - South St. Paul

North Wentworth is a one-bed home for an individual who has demonstrated consistent difficulties living with other people. The home currently provides services to a female in her 40s who struggles with mental health issues and substance abuse. The current individual takes Metro Mobility to a job in the community. She is very active in Special Olympics, playing on organized sports teams and shooting hoops and swimming at the YMCA.

North Wentworth is one-half of a duplex located on a cul-de-sac in South St. Paul. There is a community pool and a park within two blocks of the home. It is a short drive to Robert Street, where there are numerous stores, banks, restaurants and gas stations. The home is staffed 24/7, with sleep overnight hours from 12:00am-6am.

Norway - Burnsville

Norway is located on a quiet, low traffic street in Burnsville. This house can accommodate someone with mobility issues. There is a cement ramp leading up to the front door of the home, as well a wooden ramp from the garage into the home. There are four bedrooms and a handicap accessible bathroom on the main level, with a bathroom that has a walk-in shower stall equipped with a shower chair and shower bars.

Norway is structured to have double staffing during the day Monday-Friday when there are four service recipients in the home. The overnight staff (10pm-8am) is awake. Norway offers services for low functioning males and females and service recipients who are advancing in age. Staff are trained to offer hands-on assistance with all personal cares and daily living skills.

This home is located less than two miles from downtown Burnsville, where there are many restaurants, stores and banks. There is a park within walking distance. Service recipients can attend day programs, events in the heart of Burnsville, and organized social events such as Project Explore movie nights and dances. Norway could be a good home for someone who needs assistance with personal cares or has limited mobility.

Ohio - West St. Paul

Ohio service recipients enjoy going out into the community on shopping outings, restaurant visits, movie theaters, or visiting with family and friends. The home is located within a mile of Robert Street and near the bus line. This street has many opportunities for various restaurants and retail stores for shopping, as well as employment opportunities for the individuals that live there. The home has access to many local parks as well, some of which are within walking distance.  

Ohio is located in a very quiet neighborhood in West St. Paul. Ohio is a one level home with a basement.  The home’s main floor contains a common living room, bathroom, kitchen, four bedrooms, and a wood – burning fireplace in the living room. The south side of the kitchen leads to a stairway to enter the finished basement. On this level, there is a laundry room, bathroom, two storage rooms, furnace room, office, and recreation room. There is a free-style wood-burning fireplace in the recreation room. This wood-burning fireplace has been disconnected and sealed. The east side of the recreation room walks out the back yard, which is landscaped with flower and vegetable gardens. The east side of the kitchen leads out to a patio area.

The home is has double-staffing on evenings and weekends. Staff do sleep at Ohio, sleep hours are 12am to 6am.

Pleasant - Hastings

Pleasant is a four-bedroom, split level entry home with two bedrooms upstairs and a full bathroom, and two bedrooms downstairs with a full bathroom. There is a deck just off of the dining room for service recipients to enjoy a cup of morning coffee, agreeable weather, or a meal.

Pleasant is a home for males of any age range, though has generally been home for gentlemen over the age of 40. The overnight shifts on Monday through Thursday are 10pm to 5:30am and on Fridays and Saturday, shifts are 11pm to 6am. All overnight shifts at Pleasant are sleep shifts. Pleasant generally provides services for higher functioning males with minimal behaviors. Staff are trained to offer moderate hands-on assistance with personal cares as needed.

This home is located just a few miles of many restaurants, stores, and parks. Pleasant could be a nice home for a higher functioning adult who is verbal, interactive, and enjoys socialization.

Pontiac - Mendota Heights

Pontiac is a home for younger men who are working on stabilizing their mental health. The current age range is 29-35. Common goals for the men who live at Pontiac are community employment and working on their daily living skills so they can live more independently in the future. The current service recipients exhibit mild to moderate maladaptive behaviors on a regular basis. Common target symptoms demonstrated include verbal aggression, property destruction and difficulties with anger management and mood stabilization. Pontiac service recipients enjoy walking in the neighborhood, going to the YMCA, shopping, restaurant visits, movie theaters, karaoke, Bingo and visiting with family and friends. Most of these men spend weekends with their families. 

Pontiac residence is a one level home with a basement built of conventional material. The building’s main floor contains a common living room, bathroom, kitchen, three bedrooms, and a wood – burning fireplace in the living room. Just off of the kitchen, a stairway leads to the basement. The basement contains the laundry room, staff office and another bedroom. The home is located in a very quiet residential area of Mendota Heights. Pontiac has a nice yard that both staff and service recipients like to enjoy during the warm summer months. The home is located within four miles of Robert Street. This street has many opportunities for various restaurants and retail stores for shopping.  The overnight staff sleeps from 11pm-6am.

Poplar - South St. Paul

The women who live at Poplar ages range from 51-72.  There is a chair lift which goes down the stairs, for someone who may need assistance getting down to the lower level. They all have a mild to moderate intellectual disabilities, mild mental health diagnoses and aging related medical concerns.   Some of the women are very independent with personal cares while others need physical assistance. They utilize “Come As You Are” activities quite frequently, as well as other local community events.  Poplar staff assist the service recipients with: daily cares, medical appointments, managing health concerns, medication administration, maintaining the household, and engaging in recreation and leisure activities.   

The home is near various South St. Paul parks, which current residents enjoy visiting, in addition to going to the zoo or museums, which are both within a 20-minute car ride.  Poplar is staffed with one person during the day, as one of the service recipient’s does not attend day program, and has double staffing every afternoon, and some double staffing on Saturday & Sunday.  The overnight staff hours are asleep. 

Porter Lane - Apple Valley

Porter Lane is located on a quiet residential corner lot and is a three-bedroom, two-bathroom home with entry on the main level and wooden ramp in the garage for wheelchair access. Two of the service recipient bedrooms are located on the main level of the home, one located in the lower level of the home, accessible by a stairway. The lower level in includes a laundry room, bathroom, and living room. A patio is located off the back of the home with a spacious backyard for the service recipients to enjoy when the weather allows.

Porter Lane has been home to males with varying levels of abilities with minimal behaviors and is located within reasonable distance of several day programs for the service recipients to attend.  All overnight shifts are sleep shifts which are during the hours of 11pm to 6am.

Staff are trained to provide full hands-on assistance with personal cares, meal preparation, and daily living activities.

This home is located just a few miles of many restaurants, stores, and parks.

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Slater - Eagan

Slater has a Mental Health Certification and serves adult women living with mental health diagnoses, as well as other disabilities. The current age range is 55-60, but new service recipients could be outside of that age range. Many women have successfully used Slater to stabilize their mental health and develop independent living skills so they could move to more independent settings. A goal for the women living at Slater is to become an integrated part of their community, which includes competitive employment, day programs, day treatment, volunteering and an active social life which often includes friends and family.

This house is a split-level home with two bedrooms up and two bedrooms down. There is one bathroom on each level. The house has a deck off the kitchen, where the service recipients often sit when the weather is nice. Slater is centrally located in Eagan. The home is located minutes away from various stores, banks and restaurants. There is a city bus stop within walking distance from the home. Metro Mobility is also used for transportation by the service recipients at Slater. The house is staffed 24/7 and is double-staffed evening hours and some weekend hours. The overnight staff has sleep hours from 11pm-6am.

South Wentworth - South St. Paul

South Wentworth is a one-bed home for an individual who has demonstrated consistent difficulties living with other people. The home currently provides services to a male in his 40s who has severe intellectual disabilities and struggles with his mental health. The current individual attends a day program five days a week.

South Wentworth is one-half of a duplex located on a cul-de-sac in South St. Paul. There is a ramp from the front door of the home to the driveway, so it is wheelchair accessible. The bathroom has been remodeled to accommodate a wheelchair and shower chair for people with mobility issues. There is a community pool and a park within two blocks of the home. It is a short drive to Robert Street, where there are numerous stores, banks, restaurants and gas stations. The home is staffed with a 1:1 ratio when the service recipient is at home, with sleep overnight hours from 12:00am-6am.

 

Southview - South St. Paul

There are four males ranging from their mid-20’s to mid 60’s in age with a wide range of functional levels living in the home.  Southview is located in close proximity to much of the South St. Paul and West St. Paul communities, and has easy access to bus lines for people who can utilize this service.  Staff at Southview assist with meal preparation, community integration, medication management, medical appointments, personal cares and general housekeeping tasks.  The house is staffed 24 hours a day.  Overnight staff sleep on site for emergency response. Southview staff are familiar with mental health diagnoses and a mental health specialist from Opal visits the home regularly for face-to-face check-ins, should the men be interested in these services. Individuals living at Southview like to stay busy either by working, attending supported employment programs, day programs, or engaging in daily community outings with staff OR independently as their personalized programming allows.

The house is a split-level, with living room, dining room, kitchen, two bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs.  Downstairs there is a second living area, two bedrooms, a bathroom and the laundry room.  There is a large, well-kept back yard at the home with patio furniture, should any service recipients enjoy spending time outdoors.

Spruce - South St. Paul

The women at Spruce range in age from 55 to 78. Two of the individuals attend a day program while the third is home during the day. All of women have an intellectual disability diagnosis in the moderate to mild range.  They use a variety of community resources on a weekly basis and all have personal leisure pursuits which they engage in daily. They frequently utilize the business off of Robert street.   They also like to hang out in the dining room playing games, listening to music, or working on craft projects. Spruce staff assist the service recipients with: daily cares, medical appointments, managing health concerns, medication administration, maintaining the household, and engaging in recreation and leisure activities.   

Spruce is a one level home, with basement, located in an established residential area of South St. Paul, south of 494. There is a detached garage facing the alley behind the house. The main level of the home contains all four service recipient bedrooms, two bathrooms, kitchen, dining room, living room and staff office. The laundry facilities are located in the basement. Spruce has staff on during the day and two staff on in the afternoons/evenings and on weekends for most of the day. Spruce has asleep overnight staffing.

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