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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 City Phone
Woodland Hills Duluth 218-728-7500
Creative Options Respite Care Eden Prairie 952-852-0101
Mount Olivet Rolling Acres Chanhassesn 952-474-5974
Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota Moorhead 218-233-7521
North Homes Inc. Grand Rapids (218) 327-3055 or toll free (888) 430-3055
Mains'l Services, Inc.
(All Ages)
Chaska 1-800-441-6525
Family Alternatives Minneapolis 612-379-5341
Fraser Community Supports Minneapolis 612-767-5166
St. David's Child Center for Child & Family Development  
(Varies - multiple programs) Respite providers are licensed and trained.
Minnetonka 952-939-0396
Pinnacle Services (up to age 21) Minneapolis 612-977-3100
Kindred Family Services (formerly PATH) Monticello 763-271-1670
Family Means (up to age 21) Stillwater 651-439-4840
Range Respite Project
(All Ages)
Virginia 1-877-507-7324
Northeast Residence Respite Care
(Ages 5 and up)
White Bear Lake 651-765-0217
Community Living Services Winona 507-452-1048

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.

**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.

Updated info on page- January 2014