PossAbilities honors employees with disabilities

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, and as part of that, the 22nd annual “Possabilities” award banquet kicked off Wednesday.

PossAbilities Employment Awards Banquet

PossAbilities held its annual award ceremony and banquet Wednesday for program participants with special needs, celebrating their accomplishments in the workforce.

Rochester STAR Program Provides Opportunities for the Disabled

Through the years, Rochester has proved itself to be a diverse and inclusive community. PossAbilities is just one of the many organizations that strive to be a part of this vision, mostly by providing opportunities and programs for those with disabilities.

Puppies visit PossAbilities

It was puppy day at PossAbilities in Rochester

Puppy Day at PossAbilities

An annual tradition did not disappoint at a Rochester non-profit on Tuesday.

‘In a fight for our lives’

A “staffing crisis” is overwhelming Minnesota organizations that work with the disabled, and they are looking to the state legislature for help with wage increases.

Disability services workforce shortage reaches “crisis proportions”

It’s being described as a “staffing crisis” by local organizations that provide Home & Community-Based Services (HCBS) for individuals with disabilities.

Organizations that serve people with disabilities in Rochester facing major staffing shortages

Right now there are 87-thousand unfilled direct care positions for people with disabilities in Minnesota, and the staffing shortage is being felt in Rochester.

Staffing Shortage of Providers for People with Disabilities Causes Issues for Families in Southeast Minnesota

Day service and residential providers for people with disabilities are saying there’s a “staffing crisis” being felt across the state, including in southeast Minnesota.

PossAbilities Group Spreading Cheer Through Music

Carolers from PossAbilities took over the halls of Olmsted Medical Center Tuesday morning.

Spreading holiday cheer with Music

Some visitors to a local hospital and staff got quite the performance on Tuesday.  

Mini horses bring smiles to people with disabilities

Wednesday therapeutic horses made the day of the adults at the PossAbilities Enrichment Program.

Local greenhouse gets help preparing for Spring

Besides warmer temperatures, another sure sign of spring is seeing area greenhouses pick up activity.

Celebrating 10 Years

With the help of fellow coworkers, a Rochester woman is getting quite the recognition.