Remembering Jim Houle

Written by: Jon Nelson, RSI Executive Director   We lost a long-time member of the RSI family when Jim Houle passed away on August 20, 2022. Jim was currently serving on the RSI board as Vice President. This was his 19th year on our board. Jim spent many of his years with RSI as the […]

Rhine Lake Retreat is Open for the Season

We’re excited to announce that RSI’s Rhine Lake Retreat is open for the summer! We are currently accepting booking requests from area providers and non-profits as well as private groups for day trips and overnight stays.   About Rhine Lake Retreat: Rhine Lake Retreat is located in Finlayson, MN and was started in 1984 by Una Miller, with the mission to create a safe, […]

RSI’s Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy

Title:      Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy   Business Name:   Residential   Services of   Northeastern   MN, Inc. (RSI)   Date   03/25/2022   EEO Official   Name   Julie Kichak   EEO Official   Title   HR Director   EEO Official   Phone   Number   218-740-7604   EEO Official   Email   Address   [email protected]      This is to affirm our policy of providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants […]

Introducing Ben Gross and Customized Employment

Written by: Jeff Mortimore, RSI Community Connector Introducing Ben Gross Ben Gross is a real joy to know, but he is also a bit shy. So when he started expressing his dismay with his job duties, I took note. Ben had been working in a janitorial position for many years and simply was burned out […]

The Changes Ahead

“You learn from a conglomeration of the incredible past – whatever experience gotten in any way whatsoever.” –Bob Dylan   By: Jeff Mortimore, RSI Community Connector Many of us have seen a great deal of change in the last few months. For some, it’s been a bit too much change! However, I can guarantee you […]

Between Routine and Grief

“What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes a part of us.”  -Helen Keller   I realized early in life that I am not at my best in the morning hours. I rise most mornings at 5:30 to the sound of birdsong and distant train […]

Update to RSI’s Inclusion and Diversity Plan

Written by: Claire Farmer-Lies, Marketing and Communications Specialist In our statement shared with our community and all of our employees on June 11th, RSI Leadership addressed the recent events in Minneapolis and around the country that have been happening in response to the murder of George Floyd on Memorial Day. In that message, we also […]

Cultivating Hope

By: Jeff Mortimore, RSI Community Connector   I have been digging into the concept of hope lately. I must admit that I haven’t always thought that hope is the best strategy. Instead, I felt like hope was the final straw. A desperate attempt to reach out for a solution. Instead, after digging a little deeper, […]

The Lost Art of Rest

“Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves – slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future.”  –Thich Nhat Hanh   By: Jeff Mortimore, RSI Community Connector Last week I heard the term “caution fatigue” for the first time. Caution fatigue has been observed in our […]