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.
Contact us about Openings:
- Sandra Quinn, Administrator
- Mailing Address:
- 1550 Humboldt Avenue
- West St Paul, MN 55118
- 651-450-1802 Corporate Office
Current Residential Home Openings
Click on any of our homes below to learn more.
- Katy Alger
- Bassett Creek is an accessible home in Crystal. A unique feature of the home is that there are LPNs on staff 24/7. Thus, individuals interested in living at Bassett Creek should have medical needs that warrant this level of care. Our nurses and Program Counselors are trained in working with individuals with seizure disorders, diabetes, mobility issues, depressive tendencies, paraplegia and quadriplegia, cerebral palsy, catheters, gastrostomies, respiratory disorders, tracheotomies, hydrocephalus, skin irritations, constipation, mitral valve prolapse, tactile and sensory sensitivities, allergies, skin irritations, and scoliosis. However, this is not an exhaustive list of conditions that can be accommodated. Another unique feature of the home is that an in-home day treatment and habilitation (DT&H) program is available on site for those who may be interested in this option. Services are provided by another company and admission is voluntary. Admission to Bassett Creek is not dependent on admission to the DT&H. There are currently two men and one woman living in the home. They are between the ages of 50 and 63. All are non-verbal, require the use of a wheelchair, have high medical needs, function in the profound range of intellectual disabilities and are quite vulnerable. Thus, individuals interested in living at Bassett Creek should have similar needs to those currently living in the home. The home is on a quiet street in Crystal near the Bassett Creek Park. There is a lovely, fenced backyard that individuals enjoy throughout the spring, summer and fall. There are four bedrooms, a living room, family room, kitchen, laundry and large bathroom on the main level of the home. A shower table is available in the bathroom. There is easy access to the garage and lift van. The entire main level of the home is accessible. Staff in the home currently includes 1 LPN on each shift, including an awake LPN overnight; 1 asleep Program Counselor to assist as needed with emergencies; 2 Program Counselors for most awake hours during the day; a part-time RN Consultant; and a full-time Program Manager. (Immediate opening for 1 individual in need of accessible housing.)
- The South St. Paul Women's site is located near Southview Blvd. and 5th Street in So. St. Paul. The house is a split level with equally distributed space between the upstairs and downstairs. Both levels feature two bedrooms and a full or 3/4 bathroom. The home is relatively new for the area and has been lovingly maintained by the women who live in the home. The home is located within walking distance of bus stops, convenience stores, restaurants, exercise studios, the library, Neighbors Thrift Store and Food Shelf, and several nice parks and areas to walk. The current housemates are all female and would prefer a female to move in. The house is currently not licensed but is run similar to a licensed home. At present, there is no overnight staffing and the home is single staffed at other times. All current residents have alone time, some have alone time of up to 24 hours. A higher staffing ratio can be accommodated if an individual's rate can suppport that. The women are all involved in the upkeep and cleaning of their home. Each individual cooks dinner at least once weekly and all are involved in planning the weekly menu. Staff can and will assist up to the level of need of the individual. The women are very proud of their home and have "house rules" that all must follow such as "no shoes on the carpet." The women are active in their community and would enjoy a new housemate equally interested in community dinners, dances, art classes, Come as You Are gatherings, sports games, theater events, shopping, and spur of the moment picnics. This home supports individuals with a higher level of independence and abilities and currently does not support anyone with challenging behaviors. The home is not accessible. All women at So. St. Paul either work or attend a full-time day program; there is no daytime staffing in place. Thomas Allen supports person-centered thinking principles and the staff in this home strive to embody this philosophy in how they support the So. St. Paul women. (Opening for 1 woman)
- Susan Pagnac
- The Creeekside home is an accessible, 4-bedroom rambler in Bloominton. The home is close to the Bloomington Farmer's market, Normandale Community College, Community Center and a local park across the street. This home has close access to a bus line. The home is accessible for wheelchairs, with an accessible bathroom and roll-in shower, ramps in the front and rear of the home, and a large accessible deck in the back. Creekside has an adaptive van with wheelchair lift to provide the residents with trasportation into their community. There are two women and one man currently living in the home. Their ages are in the range of 40-60 and they function on a wide scale from profound to moderate intellectual disabilities, with some mood disorders and dementia related to brain injury as well as other age-related medical concerns. There has been some focus on rehabilitation and helping support individuals regain strength or skills they may have lost due to injury or illness. The individuals living in the home currently enjoy watching older movies and TV shows, visiting the farmer's market, participating in multi-cultural events, and generally spending time at or close to home by having dinner/meals on the large accessible deck, listening to music, playing cards, or putting together puzzles, walking around the park, or enjoying games of local baseball or softball leagues. The individuals can be a bit of home bodies, but do not like areas or events with large amounts of people, noises, or too many things going on at once. Two of the residents at Creekside are sem-retired, spending some days at home and other days with another service provider. Our staffing pool consists of dedicated and person-centered staff members, some of whom have worked with Thomsa Allen between 5-10 years. Currently, Creekside offers awake overnight supervision, one daytime staff is available during the weekdays and 2 staff are available in the evenings on the weekdays and all day on the weekend. Additional staff is available based on individual needs of the residents. Specialized or diabetic diets are provided based on the individual's needs and recommendations from a medical professional. A nurse consultant is available for weekly on-site services, and/or 24-hour, on-call nursing support if needed. An individual who requires more frequent support, or has injectable medications, would not be supported at Creekside but referred to another site within Thomas Allen who can support those services. Creekside residents are looking for a roommate who has or qualifies for a DD/ID, CADI, or BI waiver of either gender, who is ambulatory or not, and who attends another service provider during the day or who is semi or fully retired. The individual may have some interfering behaviors or target symptoms, as long as there is no physical or verbal agression towards another resident. The Creekside residents would prefer an individual who like to be fairly laid-back or relaxed, or can be quite active but is respectful of their space and noise level preferences. (Opening for 1 woman (preferred)
- Susan Pagnac
- Parkside is located in an apartment complex near Hwy 77 (Cedar) and Hwy 42. This is a 2-bedroom apartment that is not a licensed site. The individual living here would have their name on the lease with or without another person (example: a guardian or rep payee, family member, etc.). This apartment complex does offer some discounts to individuals based on income (a sliding rent scale), but does not currently accept section 8 vouchers. Monthly rent includes most utilities (electricity, waste, water) but does not include heat (gas). Rent is typically $700/month per person. The home is located within walking distance of bus stops, convenience stores, pharmacies, banks, Target, grocery stores, restaurants, a gym, and several nice parks and areas to walk. There is a fitness center in the complex that is available to use for any resident, as well as a gathering space, a movie theater, game room, and business space that is available to reserve for use. There is a private bedroom and a bathroom available with a shared kitchen and living area. There is a shared, accessible bathroom, and the door has been motorized to be made accessible for the current indivndual living in the apartment. Additional adaptations can be done, but the apartment complex would like to review planned adaptations prior to completion, and the individual is responsible for any costs associated with adaptations. Currently, there is staffing available for sleep overnight, and 16 hours during the day to assist the current individual as well as on-site nursing assisstance of 1.5 hours per week. Dependent of the needs of the individual, services would be customized. If an individual does not need services or already has a service provider, it is not a requirement that Thomas Allen provide services; an individual can keep their current provider. If the individual would like Thomas Allen to provide services, an intake and assessment can be completed and Thomas Allen can provide services to meet the individual's needs. An ideal roommate would be someone who would like to live on their own but may need a more supported environment due to physical or medical barriers or other vulnerability; someone who has a good sense of humor; and someone who wants to meet more of a variety of people. Ideally, the person would be able to manage their own finances or would willingly accept assistance from others to provide that support to maintain financial stability. Thomas Allen would not be able to provide services if someone were unable to pay rent/utilities regularly (more than 3 times in consecutive months or in a six-month period), accept assistance from others, or was to engage in behaviors that were abusive or illegal to another person. Thomas Allen believes in person-centered thinking and strives to embody this philosphy in how all are supported. (Opening for 1 individual with or without services provided