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Respite care services

Respite Care Services Grants support a child with a severe emotional disturbance (SED) and their family. This type of care can also be used to lessen family stress and/or reduce the likelihood of out-of-home placement.

Minnesota Statute 245.4889, subd. 1(b)(3)

Respite care services can provide families and caregivers a much needed break while offering a safe environment for their children. Respite care services give families a chance to re-energize and refocus.

Respite care services can be offered by traditional and non-traditional means. Examples of traditional respite care services include, but are not restricted to:

  • Overnight or hourly stays in the home of a family or friend
  • Overnight and hourly stays in a foster home
  • Services occurring in the child’s or provider’s home

Examples of non-traditional respite care services include, but are not restricted to:

  • Overnight and day camps
  • Music lessons
  • Lessons
  • Sports
  • Transportation to respite care activities
  • Youth and family fitness center memberships

CY 2019 Respite Care Services Grantees

  1. Aitkin (and members of the Mille Lacs Band living in Aitkin County)
  2. Anoka
  3. Becker (and members of the White Earth Band living in Becker County)
  4. Beltrami (and members of the Red Lake Band living in Beltrami County)
  5. Benton
  6. Big Stone
  7. Bois Forte Reservation Tribal Government (Tribal lands in St. Louis, Itasca, Koochiching Counties – Vermillion and Nett Lake Sectors)
  8. Carlton
  9. Carver
  10. Cass
  11. Chisago
  12. Clay
  13. Crow Wing (and Mille Lacs Band members living in Crow Wing County)
  14. Dakota
  15. Douglas
  16. Goodhue
  17. Grant
  18. Hennepin
  19. Houston
  20. Hubbard
  21. Isanti
  22. Itasca and Koochiching
  23. Kanabec
  24. Lac Qui Parle
  25. McLeod, Meeker, and Renville
  26. Mille Lacs
  27. Morrison
  28. Nobles
  29. Olmsted
  30. Otter Tail
  31. Pine
  32. Pope
  33. Ramsey
  34. St Louis
  35. Scott
  36. Sherburne
  37. Stearns
  38. Stevens
  39. Swift
  40. Todd
  41. Traverse
  42. Wabasha
  43. Wadena
  44. Washington
  45. Wilkin
  46. Winona
  47. Wright
  48. Yellow Medicine
  49. Des Moines Valley (DVHHS) (Cottonwood and Jackson)
  50. MN Prairie (Douglas, Steele, and Waseca)
  51. South Central Region – Rice as fiscal host (Blue Earth, Brown, Faribault, Freeborn, LeSeuer, Martin, Nicollet, Rice, Sibley, and Watonwan) SWHHS (Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Rock, Redwood, and Pipestone)
  52. Region NW8 (aka Polk AMHI) (Polk, Kittson, Mahnomen, Marshall, Norman, Pennington, Red Lake, Roseau)
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