Residential Openings

Thomas Allen is primarily a provider of services to individuals with developmental disabilities. However, services are also provided to individuals through the CADI and BI waiver and private pay.

Thomas Allen’s residential service sites include one ICF/MR facility and 32 Supported Living (SLS) homes for one to four individuals.

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Contact us about Openings:

  • Sandra Quinn, Administrator
  • SandyQ@thomasalleninc.com
  • Mailing Address:
  • 1550 Humboldt Avenue
  • West St Paul, MN 55118
  • Telephone:
  • 651-450-1802 Corporate Office

Current Residential Home Openings

Click on any of our homes below to learn more.

Parkwood - Burnsville
  • Contact:
  • Sandy Hawkos
  • sandyh@thomasalleninc.com
  • sandyh@thomasalleninc.com
  • Description:
  • Waivered services are provided in an Adult Foster Care home for up to 4 individuals. The home is located in a nice residential area very near community resources. We currently support 2 men who function in the mild to moderate range of intellectual disabilities, ages 37 and 47. (One person is expected to move to Parkwood in early March 2017.)Parkwood SLS is a spacious rambler with 4 bedrooms on the main level, a living room, sun porch, large kitchen/dining area and two restrooms. One restroom has a roll-in shower area to accommodate shower chairs and a raised Jacuzzi tub. The other is a standard 1/2 bath. The home is fully accessible with an elevator to access the basement area. Laundry facilities, a large living room area, an accessible restroom with roll-in shower area and a 5th bedroom are located on the lower level. An adaptive van with wheelchair lift is available to transport individuals to the community. Two Program Counselors are on duty during waking hours; overnight shifts are double staffed with an Awake Night Counselor and a Sleepover Counselor. Daily LPN and on-call RN Consultant services are provided based on client need and as allocated in an individual's Service Agreement. Additionally, there is a Live-In staff at the home. Parkwood is equipped to support individuals with physical challenges/mobility limitations, seizure disorders, mild mental health concerns (e.g., depressiion or anxiety) and more intensive medical concerns, including life-sustaining medical equipment such as catheters and feeding tubes. The current residents are extremely vulnerable. Individuals with significant mental health/psychiatric needs, aggressive behaviors or anyone requiring 24-hour skilled nursing support would not be a good fit for this home. Parkwood has a variance for crisis respite services utilizing the 5th bedroom to support individuals with medical concerns on a temporary basis/short-term basis. (Immediate opening--effective 2/14/17--for 1 MALE)
Shadyview - Plymouth
  • Contact:
  • Sandy Hawkos
  • sandyh@thomasalleninc.com
  • sandyh@thomasalleninc.com
  • Description:
  • Our Shadyview home is an accessible rambler located in a beautiful residential neighborhood in west Plymouth. The home is situated on a large lot with mature trees. There are four bedrroms on the main level of the home, a large kitchen and dining area, living room, sun porch, and deck off the back of the house. The restroom is very spacious and can accommodate shower chairs; there is no bathtub. The basement (which is not accessible) offers a large storage area as well as an office, bathroom and staff bedroom. The home is located very near many community resources including restaurants, a movie theater, shopping malls and grocery stores. This home supports either men or women. Current individuals are in their 50s and 60s. Primary diagnoses are profound intellectual disability or cerebral palsy. All individuals utilize manual or electric wheelchairs for mobility and require varying degrees of physical assistance with completion of their activities of daily living. Shadyview is double staffed around the clock offering both sleepover and awake night staff during the overnight hours. Nursing support is available and provided based on allocations in each individual's service agreement. The home has an adaptive vehicle with a wheelchair lift and is used to access community events and appointments. Staff working in this home are well versed in working with individuals with higher medical needs and have extensive experience with lifting/transferring (with or without a Hoyer lift), g-tube and urostomy procedures, seizure managment, specialized diet, and implementation of range of motion exercises. Due to the vulnerabilities of the individuals living in this home, individuals with severe mental health/behavioral challenges would not be appropriate. Persons requiring ongoing skilled nursing support would also not be appropriate for this home. (2 openings for a woman or man)
14th Avenue - So. St. Paul
  • Contact:
  • Katy Alger
  • (651) 789-5119
  • katya@thomasalleninc.com
  • Description:
  • Waiver and SILS services are provided in an Adult Foster Care home in So. St. Paul. Currently, 3 men reside in the home. There are 3 levels to the home. Two bedrooms are open for applicants to choose from; one is on the main level of the home and one on the upper level of the home. This home is not accessible. Staffing consists of 2 staff during many of the hours during the day. At night, there is an asleep staff. The home is close to a bus line for those who access the community independently. Or, a house van is available for staff to assist individuals in getting to community events, shopping, appointments, etc. Interested persons can be either male or female. (Opening for 1 individual)
Woodlake - Richfield
  • Contact:
  • Sandy Hawkos
  • sandyh@thomasalleninc.com
  • Description:
  • Our Woodlake home is an accessible, spacious, four bedrrom rambler situated on a corner lot in beautiful Richfield. Three women currently live here whose ages range from 47 to 94. Diagnoses range from moderate to profound intellectual disabilities. Other diagnoses that can be supported in this home include but are not limited to traumatic brain injury, dementia, epilepsy, aspiration, osteoporosis, hypothyroidism, visual impairment/legal blindness, deafness, muscular contractures/rigidity, g-tube, chronic/recurrent pain, and skin sensitivities. The home offers two living areas, one with a gas fireplace, a large kitchen and dining area, main floor laundry, and a roll-in shower area in the restroom. There are two ramps allowing access to the home. The back yard is fenced. Within blocks of the home are a strip mall as well as various restaurants and several parks. Woodlake has an adaptive van with a wheelchair lift used to access community events. Staffing consists of two people on during most hours including both awake and sleepover staff. Nursing support is also available per individual need. Our staff consists of very dedicated and extremely competent/conscientious, person-centered individuals, many of whom have worked at Woodlake for 10+ years. Another service provider offers an in-home day program for those who are interested. Or, individuals may opt for services/jobs outside of Woodlake as well. Woodlake would welcome either a woman or man housemate with needs similar to those indicated above. This may include those with a DD, CADI or BI waiver. Individuals with significant emotional/mental health needs or those who require skilled nursing around the clock would not be appropriate for this home.(Opening for 1 woman or man)
Third Avenue - Shakopee
  • Contact:
  • Diane Kubes
  • (651) 789-1230 ext. 393
  • dianek@thomasalleninc.com
  • Description:
  • Third Avenue is a spacious ground level home located on a large corner lot in a residential area in Shakopee. Located within walking distance of numerous restaurants, stores, and other community resources, it is situated in a low-traffic area within an established neighborhood. The home is the lower level of a two level building; it shares a laundry room, garage and yard with the residents that live upstairs. The yard is fully utilized with summer barbeques, a lush, productive garden and generous green space for yard games or relaxing in the lawn swing or patio furnitute. The interior of the home has no steps but is not fully accessible. It is spacious with ample natural light with large windows in every room except the bathrooms. There are 4 private bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a bonus room used for exercise and for sleep staff. There is a kitchen, dining room and living room as well as an office area. There are currently women in their 40s, 50s and 60s with moderate to severe intellectual disabilities residing in the home. The home is staffed with a 2 to 4 ratio anytime the women are home. There are two sleep staff during the overnight hours who atend to needs one or two times per night. There is no staff in the home on weekdays from 9 am to 2 pm. The home also has a Program Manager onsite 5 days per week. Nursing hours are provided based on individual need per agreement with the support team. All 3 women attend the Scott County New Options DAC for day program/vocational services that are tailored to their individual skills and needs. Other local vocational options include MRCI in Chaska and Shakopee, and Opportunity Services in Savage. Other vocational and employment programs may be an option using the bus service if independent skills and hours of work allow for use of these services. Staff in this home are experienced with supporting persons with dementia/Alzheimer's disease, seizures/epilepsy, mental health including anxiety, depression, schizophrenia. Staff are also experienced with supporting mobility and use of specialized equipment such as hoyer lifts, walkers, wheelchairs, shower chairs, AFOs, bi-pap machines, etc. Staff are also experienced with assisting in physical cares such as toileting, bathing, range of motion exercise, specialized diets including Phase 3 dysphagia diet, etc. This home offers long-term stable staffing among the direct support professionals as well as the managment/leaderhship team. (Opening for 1 woman)