Respite means getting a break from the responsibilities of being a parent. Whether for a few hours or several days, respite care provides caregivers with needed relief and is an essential survival tool. Respite enhances resiliency, and resilient families are better able to handle the challenges that comes with parenting a child who has special needs.

See our list below for respite care in Minnesota. Depending on your situation, you may be able to make use of other resources for respite care including family or other individuals of your choice. Contact your adoption agency for further information on other respite care options.

Contact the National Respite Locator Service to search for respite programs in all fifty states.

Respite Care Resources**

Program Name (click on arrows to organize alphabetically)CityPhone
Mount Olivet Rolling AcresChanhassen952-474-5974
North Homes Inc.Grand Rapids, Bemidji, DuluthToll free (888) 430-3055
Mains’l Services, Inc. (All Ages)Minnesotago to website for contact info
Family AlternativesMinneapolis612-379-5341
Fraser Community SupportsMinneapolis612-767-5180
St. David’s Child Center for Child & Family Development (Varies – multiple programs) Respite providers are licensed and trained.Minnetonka952-562-5750
St. Joseph’s Home For Children A program of Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis, serves children and their families by addressing immediate needs for shelter and stability and offering long-term solutions to emotional and behavioral issues with quality mental health care. Minneapolis612-204-8250
Pinnacle Services (up to age 21)Minneapolis612-977-3100
Kindred Family Services (formerly PATH)Monticello763-271-1670
Family Means (up to age 21)Stillwater651-439-4840
1-800-327-3203
Range Respite Project (All Ages)Virginia1-877-507-7324
Northeast Residence Respite Care (Ages 5 and up)Little Canada651-765-0217
Home Community OptionsWinona507-452-1021


**Additional respite providers may be available through your county.
Please contact your county to find out if they have licensed foster homes that may be available for respite.This list is not an endorsement of any individual or center providing respite care. MN ADOPT accepts no liability for lack of accuracy of the information on this site nor for its use.

Updated info on page- July 2014

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