Northeast Residence Newsletter

Pandemic Heroes

iJuly 05, 2020

In my 2 months as Interim Executive Director of NER, there have been so many things which have impressed me about this organization; the passionate commitment to the mission, the way home and a sense of belonging is created here, and the dedication to person-centeredness, just to name a few. Read More

What Makes A Home

iJune 05, 2020

In this month’s newsletter you will read a beautiful article written by NER Supervisor, Dylan Croeker, in which you will hear the voices of four people we support who have made a home with each other. Not a house, but a home. Read More

Eric Schnell: New Interim Executive Director

iMay 05, 2020

My name is Eric Schnell, and I am the new Interim Executive Director for Northeast Residence. As you may recall, Heidi announced her resignation in April's Newsletter, and I have been hired to support Northeast Residence and its leadership while the organization goes through this major transition. Read More

Executive Director Transition

iApril 05, 2020

On March 10, 2020, I - Heidi Holste, announced that I am resigning from Northeast Residence - effective May 1, 2020. The board has hired an Interim Executive Director, Eric Schnell, who will begin working soon and transitioning with me before I leave. Read further for an introduction to Eric Schnell and Roger Meyer from the Meyer Consulting Team. Read More

Spring is on its way!

iMarch 05, 2020

As we look forward to the warmer weather on the way, our thoughts turn to our fundraising events at Northeast Residence. Our Fundraising Lunch will be held on May 20, 2020 at Keller Golf Course in Maplewood. The registration is live – please go in, register, and choose your lunch! Read More

2020 Fundraising Events at Northeast Residence

iFebruary 05, 2020

Dear Northeast Residence Employees and Supporters - this month I asked Jess Johnson to introduce herself and to tell you more about the fundraising events that we do at Northeast Residence and why we do them. We have a couple of exciting announcements as part of her article. Please read on. Heidi Holste, Executive Director Read More

Happy New Year!

iJanuary 05, 2020

We hope you had a joyous holiday season! Each month, we publish articles in this newsletter to provide you with information and to highlight our employees and the people we support. This is a wonderful way to get to know us a little better each month. Each person is unique in what they bring to Northeast Residence. I encourage you to take the time to read this newsletter, read the articles, and see the photos that are included in each newsletter. You can also forward it to your friends and family. Read More

‘Tis the Season for So Many Things

iDecember 05, 2019

First, I’d like to start this with a "Happy Holidays" to everyone! ‘Tis the Season to be grateful for so many things, new and old. Having said this, let me introduce myself. I’m Lin Curran, the Director of Operations for Long-Term Care, QA and IT at Northeast Residence (NER). Early in September I added on the role of the Director of Operations for Long-Term Care sites, which Heidi Holste, Executive Director, wrote about in the September newsletter. Read More

November is Time for Our Annual Appeal!

iNovember 05, 2019

This month’s lead article is written by our Board Member, Bruce Anderson, who also serves as our Development Committee Chair. November is typically a month when non-profit organizations solicit individual donations from our community. Northeast Residence is doing the same. If you have donated in the past, thank you. if you have not donated in the past, we would greatly appreciate your consideration. Read More

Welcome to Fall!

iOctober 05, 2019

On September 8th, we held our employee picnic at Como Zoo. It did turn out to be a very nice event, despite the rain that closed Como Town. Fortunately we were able to still have lunch under the pavilion, and attendees could still go to the zoo and conservatory. Also, Como Town gave us vouchers for the attendees to be able to use later this year and even into next year. We enjoyed this space and will plan on having it again here next year during Direct Support Professionals week in September! Read More

Moving into Fall

iSeptember 05, 2019

This past month has been very active here at Northeast Residence. And going into fall, we continue to have a lot to plan for and to celebrate. It is so fun to know a lot of the people we support have been going to the State Fair, and many of them love this experience. We received a nice surprise that the State Fair donated 40 free tickets that we were able to distribute to the people we support. A number of trips are also being planned this fall, including Wisconsin Dells, Hinkley, Las Vegas, and a couple of trips to Duluth. For those that can afford to pay, they do. But we also raise money all year round to help in paying for people of less means, so they are able to go as well. It is great fun, and we encourage you to reach out to your own house if you know there is an interest in planning a trip. Thank you to our supporters for donating money and helping to make this happen. Read More

Join Our Team!

iAugust 05, 2019

Is a loved one, friend or someone you know looking for services? Maybe Northeast Residence has services to meet that individual's needs. We currently have openings at the following programs: Read More

Thank you to our sponsors!

iJuly 05, 2019

Many of you interact with our sponsors on a day to day basis, so I want to be sure that we provide the appropriate recognition to them as our business partners as well as sponsors of our events. Also, as a reminder, please consider golfing in our August 5, 2019 Driving for Dreams Golf Tournament. We have room for more golfers and more sponsors! Your participation is important for us to raise money for the important events and experiences in the people we support such as Special Olympics participation, special outings, adaptive equipment and supporting our Respite Programs. Read More

We Also Must Celebrate The Good

iJune 05, 2019

We are stuck in a staffing crisis there is no doubt about it. We do need you to help us in getting the word out that we need quality employees. We hire, some stay and some leave. Thank you to all of you that stay and to all of you that have put the word out! Read More

Career Growth and Investing in Employees at Northeast Residence

iMay 05, 2019

In this article, I want to focus on career growth and investing in employees. We all spend a lot of talking about and dealing with the staffing crisis that exists in the caregiving field. I have also talked about what we have done in the past and continue to do to recruit and retain employees at Northeast Residence, and I am willing to have that conversation any time. We will continue to work hard on strategies we are aware of and that we learn about to recruit and retain. Read More

How do we recruit and retain employees? How can you help?

iApril 05, 2019

This month I am choosing to publish this as an article in our newsletter, providing a copy to our employees at each site, and sending a copy of this to you in the mail. As you have likely experienced, staffing shortages have impacted the services that we deliver. This is a concern or yours and of ours. I would like to take this time to communicate what we are doing in response to this and to ask for your assistance. I respectfully ask that you take the time to read this communication and to consider what you are willing and able to act on the ideas I put forward toward the end of this communication. Read More

Advocacy is important, and we need your advocacy TODAY!

iMarch 05, 2019

As we enter the month of March, the legislature is in full swing and will begin making some decisions about policy and funding. At Northeast Residence, we have a number of efforts to educate legislators about the policies and funding decisions that are important to our mission. Read More

Changing to a Program Manager Structure in Long-Term Care

iFebruary 05, 2019

Hello. I hope everyone is staying safe and warm during this recent bout of cold weather. This month, I have opted to turn my column over to Brett Larsen, our Program Director for our long-term care homes. Brett is going to outline some exciting changes that are coming to our group home management structure. Read More

Welcome to 2019

iJanuary 05, 2019

As we welcome in 2019, I want to thank all of you for being a part of Northeast Residence. We look forward to this new year and hope you will continue to partner with us as we move into 2019. We will have fun events planned again for the year such as the Fundraising Lunch in May, Tootsie Roll Drive in April, Luau in July, Driving for Dreams Golf Tournament in August, Halloween Extravaganza in October and we will be introducing some new events as well. Look for some fun Employee Appreciation activities in September and an Open House in the spring time that will be announced in later newsletter articles. Read More

Reflection of this Past Year

iDecember 05, 2018

It is this time of year when we begin to reflect on the past year and prepare for the New Year. As I reflect on the past year, I want to say thank you for your support of Northeast Residence. Read More

Dear Supporters of Northeast Residence

iNovember 05, 2018

We appreciate your past financial support, and we are once again asking for your help in 2018. This past year we have seen a lot of positive changes for Northeast Residence, for the people we support and our employees. Our corporate office moved, and we consolidated six locations into one. In our new building we house the corporate office, Adult Day Services Program, Extended Day Program, maintenance team, fundraising and event planning, and employees who worked out of our 350 Little Canada Road location. This has been an exciting year for us in this regard. Read More

It Takes a Dedicated Team to Fulfill Our Mission

iOctober 05, 2018

At Northeast Residence, it takes a dedicated team to fulfill our mission. We have published this article once in our newsletter and once in our annual report. You may have also heard this in our new employee video if you are an employee that has gone through training in the last year. I am republishing this in the newsletter this month because as I was thinking about what to write about, this kept coming back to me. I have been out visiting our employees and the people we serve in our programs and I really want to say thank you and the following words demonstrate what I see, what I experience and what you see and what you experience. Sometimes a “thank you” is great to hear and sometimes I think there is so much more than thank you that needs to be said. In this article I hope you can see yourself and what I see when I see you and the support you provide. Read More

Welcome to Fall!

iSeptember 05, 2018

We have had a busy year here at Northeast Residence! As always, I encourage you to read further in our newsletter so you can see what we have been doing in the month of August and preview the month of September. As we enter September, we will host the Walk, Run, Roll, at the Oakdale Preserve. Please register here! It is held on September 8. If you are reading this before September 8 you are not too late to register. Our sponsors for this event are Big Spirit and Hy-Vee. It is a free event, but we do welcome donations to offset the cost. Read More

Community Partnerships, Employee Recruitment and Retention, and Fundraising are Essential to the Mission of Northeast Residence, Inc.

iAugust 05, 2018

The subject line of this article may seem like a lot to read about, but please do, as these topics are all interconnected in the services we provide here at Northeast Residence. Recently the Board of Directors updated the mission statement of Northeast Residence and they also created a vision statement. The strategic plan is in the process of being updated and the board will approve this at their September meeting. We will share that in the October newsletter. Read More

Summer is always an exciting time!

iJuly 05, 2018

Summer is always an exciting time! We have a number of upcoming events and we are in need of volunteers for some of these events and activities. Please see the note below written by Traci Maruska, Community Events and Outreach Coordinator. Read More

Summer is on the way!

iJune 05, 2018

Fundraising Lunch Thank you - Thank you to everyone who attended our First Annual Fundraising Lunch at Rudy’s Redeye Grill in White Bear Lake. We had a successful event and plan to do this again next year. Included in this newsletter are some photos from the event. Luau – The Annual Luau is coming up! The Annual Luau is planned for Tuesday, July 10 at Richard Walton Park in Oakdale, MN. Invitations will be going out soon! Read More

With All This Nice Weather, Who Remembers The Snowstorm?

iMay 05, 2018

With all this nice weather, who remembers the snowstorm? WE DO! WE THANK YOU! Just three weekends ago, we had a major snow storm here in the Twin Cities. It is so hard to believe with this nice weather we are enjoying. I have heard so many stories of the employees who went above and beyond to ensure the safety of the people we serve. One thing that cannot be surpassed by any other company is the caring nature of the employees we have. When there is an emergency, people pull together! Here are a few stories I want to share: Read More

Dear Supporters of Northeast Residence

iApril 05, 2018

Recently the federal government told the Minnesota Department of Human Services that they must cut Medicaid rates by 7%, the program that people with disabilities rely on, beginning on July 1, 2018. We are working on preliminary estimates of what this means to Northeast Residence and if nothing changes at the state legislature, we expect a significant amount of money that we have budgeted to receive will be cut from our budget and the budget of other service providers to provide very valuable services that people rely on. Read More

Together With You

iMarch 05, 2018

The theme for our Fundraising Lunch this year is “Northeast Residence, Together With You”. What this means to us is that we work Together With You to provide services and support to the people we serve, whether you are a family, an employee, a case manager, a friend, a donor, we are in this community with you and work together with you to provide meaningful lives and meaningful jobs to over 140 individuals served and 300 employees. Together With You we can make a difference! Read More

Your Support is so Important!

iFebruary 05, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to read our monthly newsletter. As always, this February edition is full of information, insights, highlights, photos and fun! If you are aware of someone that would enjoy receiving this newsletter, please forward the newsletter to them. Read More

iJanuary 05, 2018

We are very excited to enter the technological age and advance the good work and messages of Northeast Residence in this electronic format. We will no longer be publishing a printed copy and will not mail copies of this newsletter. Read More

Advocacy, New Building and Upcoming Events

Advocacy, New Building and Upcoming Events

iMarch 01, 2017 by Heidi Holste, Executive Director

It is that time of year where we ask you to contact your legislators on behalf of the staff and the people we serve here at Northeast Residence. In 2014, the legislature did increase rates. It is now 2017 and time again for them to support and include a rate increase in their final budget. This year the Best Life Alliance is asking for a 4% rate increase that would go directly to the people who work in direct care. Read More

A Note to Staff Members at Northeast Residence, Inc.

iFebruary 01, 2017 by Heidi Holste, Executive Director

Since 1973, Northeast Residence, Inc. has supported individuals and families in many of our programs, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. As each day passes to the next, the people we serve are safe in their own beds, you the staff person are nearby to assist if anything may come up that needs assistance, and the people we serve wake up to their daily routines and dream of their future plans. Read More

Happy New Year from Northeast Residence

iJanuary 01, 2017 by Heidi Holste, Executive Director

As the year 2016 closed and turned the page to 2017, I extend my personal thank you to all of you for your partnership on behalf of the people we serve and the staff we employ. We have a great team of staff and great partners in families, loved ones, donors, board members, case managers, community partners and many others who make this a wonderful organization for the people we serve. Read More

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

iDecember 01, 2016 by Heidi Holste, Executive Director

Special Olympics is a very special and meaningful experience for the people that participate. The Special Olympics Bowling season just ended. Congratulations to all of our athletes that participated and earned medals! Thank you to our coaches, Carrie Anderson, Lynette Vickerman and Deb Rudolph! Thank you to our staff that get our athletes there on time and help out on bowling night and at the tournaments! Thank you to all of you that cheer our athletes on! I love visiting our homes and seeing the medals and the photos. Next up, Special Olympics Track and Field – when the weather is warmer! Read More

What and Who is Northeast Residence?

What and Who is Northeast Residence?

iNovember 01, 2016 by Heidi Holste, Executive Director

This question has been posed to me many times in the two years that I have been the Executive Director of Northeast Residence. The official mission statement of Northeast Residence is as follows: Northeast Residence, Inc. creates opportunities for children and adults with developmental disabilities, enabling each to live and make choices to fulfill their potential, ultimately enriching our communities and providing quality support to families. Read More

Slide Right from Summer to Fall

Slide Right from Summer to Fall

iOctober 01, 2016 by Heidi Holste, Executive Director

As we slide right from summer into fall, very quickly it seems I want to report on the many exciting and positive things happening at Northeast Residence. Our athletes that participate in Special Olympics bowling officially started with practice every Tuesday night at the AMF Saxon Lanes on Little Canada Road. At this time we know that the athletes will have their Area Competition on Sunday, October 16th in Blaine and the State Competition will be the weekend of November 11-13th with the location still to be determined. Read More

Go for the Gold during this Season of Change!

Go for the Gold during this Season of Change!

iSeptember 01, 2016 by Heidi Holste, Executive Director

Every month we have a newsletter and I know it is read by many. Sometimes I have written what I mean to be inspirational articles and other times I write about changes that are happening or even about events that we have coming up. This month I will combine both. Read More

Summer is in Full Swing

Summer is in Full Swing

iAugust 01, 2016 by Heidi Holste, Executive Director

The field of services to people with disabilities is filled with regulations. As a provider we must take the time necessary to ensure we understand and comply with these regulations, it is about the people we serve and providing a way for them to participate in events in their communities where they live and work. At Northeast Residence, Inc. we strive every day to make sure we are following these regulations and providing good care and good life experiences for the people we serve. This newsletter is filled with a lot of different ideas about how to get involved in Northeast Residence and for ideas for community activities for the people we serve Read More

We All Live Our Lives To Strive To Be Happy

We All Live Our Lives To Strive To Be Happy

iJuly 01, 2016 by Heidi Holste, Executive Director

“A Great Attitude becomes a great mood. Which becomes a great day. Which becomes a great year. Which becomes a great life.” - Unknown Author Read More

In Remembrance of Marcie Johnson  April 14, 1977 - June 17, 2016

In Remembrance of Marcie Johnson April 14, 1977 - June 17, 2016

iJune 24, 2016 by Shari

This past Friday morning, Marcie Johnson, left us in this world, leaving a legacy of love, care, and compassion. Marcie joined the NER family in 1997 when she started coming to the Extended Day at the Maplewood Community Center. She continued coming to “the center” throughout all these years, spending many afternoons entertaining and doting on her friends. Marcie began going to Respite in 2001 when Respite moved to the new accessible facility in Little Canada. Over the past 20 years at NER, Marcie touched and captured many hearts; it was nearly impossible not to be drawn in by her charisma Read More

The Mission of NER

The Mission of NER

iJune 01, 2016 by Heidi Holste, Executive Director

Northeast Residence, Inc. creates opportunities for children and adults with developmental disabilities, enabling each to live and make choices to fulfill their potential, ultimately enriching our communities and providing quality support to families. Read More

Your Voice Is Needed At This Critical Time!

Your Voice Is Needed At This Critical Time!

iMay 01, 2016 by Heidi Holste, Executive Director

It is that time of year where we ask you to contact your legislators on behalf of the staff and the people we serve here at Northeast Residence. I know we ask this a lot and I also know some of you do contact your legislators and I also know for many reasons some of you do not. If you have already contacted them, please do so again. If you have not already contacted them, please do so, it is really important. Read More

Northeast Residence Staff Appreciation Week is April 1-10

iApril 01, 2016 by Heidi Holste, Executive Director

In 2014, Northeast Residence created a Staff Retention and Recruitment Committee with the goal of retaining and recruiting quality employees. In an effort to learn about what is important to our employees, recently Northeast Residence asked employees to complete an employee survey. I know from research and personal experience that providing input and having a voice is very important for all of us. We received about a 60% return on these surveys, which is actually an excellent return for this type of survey. Read More

Change Is Good When We Change For The Good

iMarch 01, 2016 by Heidi Holste, Executive Director

This March article can be summarized in one phrase – “Change is good when we change for the good.” I encourage you to read on further for more information. Read More

Northeast Residence Advocacy Committee

iFebruary 01, 2016 by Heidi Holste, Executive Director

It is a new year; it is going to be a great year. As I mentioned in the last newsletter, the Northeast Residence Advocacy Committee will be hosting an informational session on January 28, 2016 from 6-8 pm to learn how you can support the people we serve, their families and the caregivers who provide services for them. Read More

Thoughts on Person Centered Services…

Thoughts on Person Centered Services…

iFebruary 01, 2016 by Shari

Have any of you entertained the thought of what you would do if you won the Powerball? Would you continue working? Quit your job to do volunteer work? Travel? Would you donate some of the winnings to a religious organization or a nonprofit? (If you do happen to win, please remember NER). Are there certain family members or friends with whom you would like to share your good fortune? What fun things would you like to try? Where would you like to live? Read More

This Has Been A Year Of Transition

iJanuary 01, 2016 by Heidi Holste, Executive Director

Many of you are receiving this January newsletter at the “end” of December. I will mostly reserve my comments to 2015, but somewhat look ahead to 2016. Stay tuned for the January newsletter to be more robust with thoughts about the New Year! Read More

The Season of Thankfulness

The Season of Thankfulness

iDecember 01, 2015 by Heidi Holste, Executive Director

The other day, I was talking with NER staff and I asked for advice about topics for this month’s newsletter and the idea came up to write about Thankfulness. Of course, you are receiving this newsletter after Thanksgiving is already over but with this being the holiday season, it sure seems like a good theme to write about. Read More

Give to the Max Day MN

Give to the Max Day MN

iNovember 10, 2015 by Heidi Holste, Executive Director

Thursday, November 12 is Give to the Max Day in Minnesota. Schedule your donation for Northeast Residence today! All gifts made from November 1–11 will be transacted on November 12—Give to the Max Day. Read More

Fall Happenings at Northeast Residence

Fall Happenings at Northeast Residence

iNovember 01, 2015 by Heidi Holste, Executive Director

Thank you to the guys that live at the Northeast Residence, Arcade House – Joel, Brian, Steve and Pat and to Rick and Teresa, staff from Arcade and a special thanks to Rinny and Liz, Carla, Lin, Sondra, Wade and Tim, the NER Maintenance staff, and for all the people and all the staff that helped people get costume ready – for the always popular and successful Annual Bon Fire. Read More

The Fall Season is Busy at NER

The Fall Season is Busy at NER

iOctober 01, 2015 by Heidi Holste, Executive Director

While it may feel like fall one day and like the middle of summer the next day, alas we are moving into the Season of Fall! As always, there are a number of things happening at Northeast Residence. Read More

Celebrate Direct Support Professional Week

Celebrate Direct Support Professional Week

iSeptember 01, 2015 by Heidi Holste, Executive Director

The week of September 13, 2015 officially begins the nationwide celebration of Direct Support Professional Week! Let’s all celebrate our direct support professionals during this week. Read More

NER Open House 8-26-15

NER Open House 8-26-15

iAugust 06, 2015 by Heidi Holste, Executive Director

The Northeast Residence Open House will be held on Wednesday, August 26 from 8am to 7pm. Read More

Special Olympics – Truly Fun & Inspiring

Special Olympics – Truly Fun & Inspiring

iAugust 01, 2015 by Heidi Holste, Executive Director

I want to spend the majority of this newsletter talking about Special Olympics. If you have a loved one who participates in Special Olympics you know how very important these competitive events are for them. As part of our fundraising we do as a nonprofit organization, Northeast Residence raises funds so that we can support our athletes to continue this tradition of participating in Special Olympics. Read More

Busy Spring, Busy Summer!

Busy Spring, Busy Summer!

iJuly 01, 2015 by Heidi Holste, Executive Director

It is officially summertime in Minnesota! Northeast Residence has had a very busy spring and we have a busy summer ahead of us. Read More

Remembering Mary Hudak

Remembering Mary Hudak

iJune 25, 2015 by Shari

Mary Hudak walked into the County Road F home 15 years ago and plopped down on Missie’s (live in supervisor) couch; everyone agreed, Mary had found her new home. She lived there with the County Road F family until the morning of 6/23/15, when she peacefully left this world and was reunited with her parents and friends who went before her. Read More

NER Is A Responsible Steward of Financial Resources

NER Is A Responsible Steward of Financial Resources

iJune 01, 2015 by Heidi Holste, Executive Director

Today is May 29, 2015, the date of the Northeast Residence (NER) Annual Fundraising Dinner. I want to thank all who attend; participate in the planning and execution; and, for those that donate to this event. There is a lot of work behind the scenes that takes place by NER Board Members, Staff, and Volunteers in the success of this event. AND it is successful! Read More

There Are So Many Exciting Things Happening At NER!

iMay 01, 2015 by Heidi Holste, Executive Director

NorthEast Residence really is the company to work for and to support! In this article I want to highlight and say thank you to those who participated in the Annual Tootsie Roll Drive and to highlight our upcoming Annual Fundraising Dinner where we will highlight the STARS of NorthEast Residence. Read More

The Company With A Heart

iApril 01, 2015 by Heidi Holste, Executive Director

Spring is almost here! Speaking personally for a moment, spring is my favorite time of year, we are able to walk around without our heavy coats, we can see signs of flowers and trees getting ready to bud and bloom, and we get to be outside more often! Read More

Changing NER Newsletter

iMarch 01, 2015 by Heidi Holste, Executive Director

We are only one-month away from the official start of Spring! Speaking personally for a moment, my favorite season of the year is spring! I will likely save my most optimistic thoughts about spring for the April edition of this newsletter. Read More

Remembering Todd Norman

iFebruary 01, 2015 by Shari

NER was saddened to say good-bye to Todd from Hugo when he passed away on January 14, 2015. Todd became part of the NER family in October 2000 when the Hugo twin homes opened. Todd brought excitement and fun to those who got to know him. Todd had a large family and all the brothers and sisters made it to say goodbye before he passed away. It was fun to hear of Todd’s life before he moved to Northeast, his family has so many great stories and memories. Read More

What Motivates You?

iFebruary 01, 2015 by Heidi Holste, Executive Director

I have had so many great experiences since working at Northeast Residence. Today I want to ask each of you to think about the great experiences that you have had while working, living or being involved with Northeast Residence. Read More

Consider Taking Action

iJanuary 01, 2015 by Heidi Holste, Executive Director

As we reflect on the last year and look to the New Year, we have so much to be grateful for and to look forward to. 2014 was a very busy year in that we had new regulations we had to follow and after 28 years NER has new staff leadership. In 2015, we will certainly continue to implement the new regulations and look to implementing the Board approved strategic plan which includes considering an expansion of the services and education we provide. In 2015 we also have the opportunity to engage in the area of advocacy. Read More

Corrine's Farewell Column

iDecember 01, 2014 by Corrine

As I look back on my 28 years with NER I have so much to be thankful for and I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you for all your support throughout the years. Read More


iNovember 01, 2014 by Heidi Holste, Executive Director

My favorite quote that I live by (and you will hear me say often) is by Lilly Tomlin who is a comedian she said "I always wondered why somebody didn't do something about that, then I realized I was somebody." To me this means a lot of things, but know that if you have an idea and it would help you do your job better and a client will benefit, please speak up, we are all SOMEBODY! Read More

August 2014 - Corrine

iOctober 01, 2014 by Corrine

I realized as I looked over the sea of people, that I did not see anyone with a disability. I did not notice the glasses anyone might have been wearing, or the shapes of their bodies, or characteristics that might appear different to some people. What I saw, was people having fun and spending time with family and friends. There are no disabilities in our world. Read More

New Executive Director - Heidi Holste

iOctober 01, 2014 by Heidi Holste, Executive Director

I want to begin this column by introducing myself. My name is Heidi Holste; I have been hired by the Board of Directors to work at Northeast Residence as Executive Director. I began working for NER on September 3, 2014. Read More

Driving for Dreams - Annual Golf Tournament 2014

iSeptember 01, 2014 by Corrine

On Monday August 11, NER hosted its 14th annual golf tournament known as the Driving for Dreams golf tournament. The first was Program Director, Shari Newgard's idea. Little did she know that NER's golf tournament would grow to be one of the best in the area Read More

The Summer Months Seem To Fly By

iJuly 01, 2014 by Corrine

It is hard to believe that we are near the end of June already. I am not sure why it seems that the summer months seem to fly by but that certainly is the case. NER's fundraising dinner has come and gone and what a great night it was! Thanks to everyone for their support! I especially want to thank Kathy and Glen Johnson for being our guest speakers this year. Read More

Meet Our New Program Director

iJuly 01, 2014 by Shari

I would like to introduce myself to those who do not know me. My name is Shari Newgard, and I have been hired as the Program Director. I have just recently started my new position. I have been working in this field for 26 years and specifically for Northeast Residence, Inc. for 14 of those years, primarily as the Director of Human Resources. Read More

Never a Shortage of Things to do in MN

Never a Shortage of Things to do in MN

iJune 01, 2014 by Corrine

Can you believe that June is already here? Isn't it great to finally see everything nice and green, flowers blooming and the smell of fresh air in the house? Now is the time we move from doing the indoor work that needed to be done to doing the outdoor work that needs to be done; from indoor activities to outdoor activities. Read More