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Direct Support Professional’s Week!

Aveyron would like to say THANKS to all of our Direct Support Staff (DSP) for the job they do caring for individuals that need support with their every day living skills.   Our DSP staff are often over worked and certainly under paid for the tremendous responsibility that they have in caring for others.  DSP staff work weekends and holidays.  They will put in extra long hours because they either volunteered to pick up an extra shift or got stuck due to an unavailable replacement.  Most choose to stay in this field because they know that what they do is important.  Our staff truly make a difference in the lives of those that need support!

Direct Support Professional’s Week is September 9-15.  To show appreciation to our amazing staff,  we’ll be giving away T-shirts and prizes throughout the week!  Because our ability to raise wages is tied to legislative action, we are asking for your support in contacting our elected officials, letting them know that their legislative support is critical, especially during a time when our entire industry is affected by a staffing shortage.   If you would like to support our staff, you can make a monetary donation through GiveMN.org, or by going to “Supporting Aveyron” found on the “About Us” tab on this website, or by contacting Aveyron’s Executive Director, Kathy Kalenberg at our main office. (320-587-6277)

The Star Tribune Names Aveyron Homes a 2018 Top 150 Workplace!

Aveyron Homes is proud to announce that we’ve been named a 2018 Star Tribune Top 150 Workplace!  We are thrilled to make this list, and are very thankful to our dedicated staff who helped make this happen.

“The work our staff do to help people with varied abilities often goes unnoticed.  We are honored to receive this award that highlight their daily efforts and teamwork.   Knowing that our staff not only enjoy their work, but appreciate the company culture is a huge compliment”. – Kathy Kalenberg, Executive Director. This is the 2nd time that Aveyron Homes has received this award, initially in 2016.

To qualify for the Star Tribune Top Workplaces, a company must have more than 50 (FTE) employees in Minnesota.  Over 2,400 companies were invited to participate.  Rankings were composite scores calculated purely on the basis of employee responses.  Aveyron Homes was ranked 36th on the small company list.

A complete list of those selected is available at StarTribune.com/topworkplaces2018 and was published in a special section on Sunday, June 24.


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Promotion to Program Coordinator!

Please join us in congratulating Sara Roberts on her promotion to Program Coordinator of our house at 975 Osgood.  Sara began her Aveyron career in October 2015, when she was hired as a Resident Counselor.  She previously worked at our homes on Lake, Northwoods and Century.  Sara also had several years of healthcare experience prior to joining Aveyron.  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, working out, spending time outdoors and caring for people in need.  Congratulations, Sara!

New Program Coordinator!

Linette Betker has been named Program Coordinator of our home on Century Ave.  Linette started with Aveyron in October 2012, holding the Resident Counselor position at a few of our homes, until she was promoted to Program Coordinator of our home on Osgood Ave. in August 2014.  We would like to congratulate Linette and wish her continued success as she begins her new position!