My Brothers' Keeper currently operates one group home for residents who are developmentaly disabled and three group homes for residents with mental illness. All houses are staffed twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Each home has a van available for the transportation of residents to medical and dental appointments and group activities. Each resident has a private bedroom and shares common areas such as living room, kitchen and leisure areas. The ultimate goal for our group home clients is to get them to live more independently so, we often have openings for new clients. Please call the office for group home availability.
Atwood Living Room
Emily Sendelbach is the House Supervisor for Atwood House. Emily has worked in human services for nine years and has extensive experience working with children and adults with a wide range of disabilities. She has been married for eight years, and has three children who keep her very busy. Emily loves spending time with her family and is involved in the Children's Ministry with her church.
Atwood Housein Shakopee was established in January, 1999. It is a four-bedroom home housing male and female residents with developmental disabilities and/or mental illness.
Harvest Living Room
Amber Chavez is the Harvest House Supervisor. Amber has worked for My Brothers' Keeper for seven years. She particularly enjoys working in the "teaching houses," helping clients learn the skills needed to become independent. When Amber is not working she is spending time with her three children and enjoying the Minneapolis music scene.
Harvest House in Shakopee was established in February of 2003. It is a four-bedroom home that houses four individuals with mental illness.
Dining/Living Room Area
Amanda Svihel is the House Supervisor for Holmes Place. She began her career with My Brothers' Keeper in January, 2014 as Direct Support Staff. Prior to joining us, Amanda worked for two-and-a-half years as a Lead at an assisted living facility. She was promoted to the House Supervisor at Holmes Place in August of 2014. Amanda is able to effectively assess the abilities and needs of the residents resulting in increased independence and quality of life for those served. Amanda is a mother of two daughters and enjoys the time and fun they have together.
Holmes Placein Shakopee was established in February 2004. It is a four-bedroom home that houses co-ed individuals with mental illness.
Angie Owens is the House Supervisor for Colonial House. Angie began her career with My Brothers' Keeper in September, 2005 as a Direct Support Staff. Through the years, Angie has implemented several programs to assist our residents in becoming more independent in their daily lives. Angie has been the House Supervisor a Colonial House since July of 2013, and strives to offer fulfilling and enjoyable experiences for our residents. Angie was nominated for the ARRM Cares Award in 2012, and prides herself on the level of care she and the Direct Support Staff provide at Colonial House.
Colonial House in Norwood/Young America was established in October, 2004. It is a four-bedroom home that houses four males with mental illness.
For more information about Group Homes, and Independent Living Skills please contactDianna Windish at