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Adult Foster Care

stucco houseAdults who cannot live independently due to physical, emotional, developmental or mental health concerns may live in foster care. Homes are located throughout Ramsey County.  651-266-4258

There are corporate sponsored homes, also known as "group homes" and traditional homes. At both, foster care residents participate in supervised community activities. In traditional homes, the provider lives in the home and is the primary caregiver. In corporate homes, shift staff deliver services.

Ramsey County Community Human Services licenses, monitors and supports foster homes for vulnerable adults in need of placement. If you live outside of Ramsey County, contact social services in your county for Adult Foster Care licensing information.

Foster Care Providers

Learn the basics

Call 651-266-4258 and say you are interested in becoming an Adult Foster Care Provider in Ramsey county. You can attend an information meeting and two orientation sessions. You will receive an intake packet after you attend the second orientation session.  
Learn more Ramsey County FAQs          651-266-4258

Resources for Adult Foster Care Providers

Association of Residential Resources in Minnesota (ARRM)
ARRM represents organizations that provide residential services (corporate foster care) or programs for people with disabilities. ARRM provides training, legislative advocacy, publications and more. Membership is $200 - $500.

Minnesota Rules and Fact Sheets
Current Rule 203 (with/without 245D) Foster Care Provider Check List, Variances & more 
Rule 245A; Licensing Act  |  Rule 245A.143; Family Adult Day Services  |  State Fire Codes 
DHS 5667 Group Housing: Seniors & Adults with Disabilities (fact sheet)

Minnesota Foster Care Association
Membership includes quarterly issues of "News and Views," discounts for training conferences, legislative updates and a 24-hour Warm Line that provides support and information. Individual membership is $20.
Learn more          612-633-2942

National Foster Parent Association (NFPA)
Membership includes quarterly issues of the "National Advocate," discounted conference rates, and other NFPA resources on request. Individual membership is $35. Agency membership is $100.
Learn more          1-800-557-5238

Ramsey County Adult Protection
Learn more          651-266-4012 or Nights and Weekends 651-291-6795

Ramsey County Adult Foster Care Provider Support Group
This group includes new and experienced foster care providers who meet monthly with a County licensing person. For more information, call 651-266-4255. 

Ramsey County Foster Care Association (RCFCA)
RCFCA welcomes all foster care providers who provide support for children and vulnerable adults. The Association sponsors events such as an annual picnic, skating parties, and pizza parties. For more information, call 651-636-1702.