skip to content
Primary navigation

Children's residential facilities

Children’s residential facilities (CRF) are licensed under Minnesota Rules, chapter 2960 to provide temporary care or treatment to children in a group setting when not living with a parent or guardian. Services include supervision, food, lodging, training, education or treatment. The services provided in a program will depend on the specific service type the program is licensed as. Each service type is described below. 

Depending on the type of services provided, children’s residential facilities may be licensed by the Department of Human Services (DHS) or the Department of Corrections (DOC).  This chart shows the types of children’s residential facilities licensed by DHS and DOC: CRF Program Types Chart.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

On March 13, 2020, Governor Tim Walz declared a peacetime emergency related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Licensing is establishing this webpage to provide counties, tribes, providers and members of the public with information specific to responding to the COVID-19 as it relates to DHS programs.
back to top