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, CAC and BI waivers as well as private pay.

Thomas Allen’s residential service sites include one ICF/ID facility and 30 Supported Living (SLS) homes for one to four individuals.

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Contact us about Openings:

  • Kari Schuster, Administrator
  • KariS@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.

Jefferson - Shakopee
  • Contact:
  • Kelli Johnston
  • KelliJ@thomasalleninc.com
  • Description:
  • Thomas Allen’s Jefferson CRS is a split-level home, located in a quaint and quiet neighborhood in Shakopee, MN. The home hosts two bedrooms on the upper (main) level, and two more bedrooms in the lower level. Each level has its own full bathroom and a living room with a television. Currently, three women live in this home and range in age from 30’s to late 40s. The women at this home are an active bunch; they enjoy shopping, working out at the local community center, going to the local library, going to movies, out-to-eat, and participating in Special Olympics. The women in this home have similar interests and get along well with each other, but they also have individual interests and are able to construct their downtime independently. The women in this home would like to find someone who is social and enjoys participating in community activities and outings. This program provides a 24-hour staffing pattern with overnight asleep staff. An R.N. is available if there is a need and funding is available to receive these services. The women generally attend a day program or are employed competitively in the community Monday – Friday. Double staffing is provided for the facilitation of chosen outcomes, as well as community activities and outings. There is scheduled double-staffing every weekday evening as well as on the weekends.

     (Opening for woman)
Cedar Crest - Bloomington
  • Contact:
  • Michelle Springer
  • michelle.springer@thomasalleninc.com
  • Description:
  • Cedar Crest is a rambler style home in a quiet location in Bloomington. The home is located on a quiet road. There is a major shopping area located close by, a gas station within walking distance, and many stores, parks, restaurants in the nearby area There are currently three men living in the home. The individuals living at the home have profound to mild intellectual disabilities, some mood disorders and autism. The individuals living at this home like participating in activities including: being outside, going to movies, going out to eat, enjoying drive thru meals, watching planes at the airport, going to the Mall of America, going for walks, playing sports, attending fairs, or playing video games. Ideally, the best person for the home would be someone who likes to interact with others, enjoys an active home and doesn’t mind it being loud in the home at times. Due to the vulnerabilities of the other individuals living at the home, someone with physical aggression would not be a good fit. Sometimes, it can be loud in the home as some individuals meet their sensory needs. The individual may hit things near him to hear the noise. There is no physical aggression at the home. Some of the individuals are not able to talk, and some do. The individuals attend a day placement (pending some re-openings). The house is staffed during the day and usually double-staffed in the evening. The overnight staff are awake. A RN is available if appropriate and funded.

     (Opening for man)
Skyline - Burnsville
  • Contact:
  • Michelle Springer
  • michelle.springer@thomasalleninc.com
  • Description:
  • Skyline is a rambler style home in a quiet location in Burnsville. The home is not located on a busy road, but a major roadway is about two blocks away. Occasionally, the home will have deer in the backyard during spring or fall. There is a major shopping area located 3 miles away.

    There are currently three men living in the home. The individuals living at the home have moderate to profound intellectual disabilities, some mood and seizure disorders, autism and blindness. The individuals living at this home like to play Wii (especially bowling), card games, listen to music, go out to parks, or attend community classes. Some classes enjoyed include crafts or art, movies, dances, sporting events, or looking at Christmas lights.
    Sometimes, there is some loud hitting on the walls, as the individuals walk through the house, as a way to know where they are. One individual meets sensory needs by ripping cloth. There is no physical aggression at the home. Some of the individuals are not able to talk, and some do. The individuals attend a day placement (pending some re-openings).
    An individual looking to move in should be fairly laid-back, enjoy music and not mind some loud noises. Due to the vulnerabilities of the other individuals living at the home, someone with physical aggression would not be a good fit.
    The house is single staffed during the day and usually double-staffed in the evening. The overnight staff are awake. A RN is available if appropriate and funded.

     (Opening for man)
Gardenview  - Apple Valley
  • Contact:
  • Susan Pagnac
  • SusanP@thomasalleninc.com
  • 651-450-1802 x5144
  • SusanP@thomasalleninc.com
  • Description:
  • Thomas Allen’s Gardenview CRS is a gorgeous split level home, located in Apple Valley, MN. The home itself is wonderfully updated and within close proximity to lakes, as well as the Minnesota Zoo! This is a quiet neighborhood, but still quite accessible for transit services. The home hosts two bedrooms on the upper (main) level, and two more bedrooms in the lower level. Each level has its own, full bathroom. Family areas are located on both levels, and the house is equipped with a stair lift, which gives access to each.

    This home has the capability to serve both men and women with a variety of needs and diagnosis. Currently, two women and one man live at Gardenview. They range in ages from late 40’s to late 50s. They are a very diverse group who gets along well with each other. The home is also blessed to have several veteran staff members who understand the support needs of the persons served, and are dedicated to enriching each person’s health and wellbeing.

    This program provides a 24-hour staffing pattern with overnight asleep staff. Residents generally attend a day program/employment program Monday – Friday. Double staffing is provided for the facilitation of chosen outcomes, as well as community outings. There is scheduled double staffing every weekday evening as well as on the weekends.



     (Opening for male or female.)