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Respite care

Respite care includes planned routine care to support the continued residence of a child with emotional disturbance with the child's family or long-term primary caretaker. (MN Statute 245.492 Subd. 17) This type of care can also be used on an emergency or crisis basis. Respite services provide temporary care for children with mental health needs who live at home. This program gives families and caregivers a much needed break while offering a safe environment for their children. Respite care gives families a chance to reenergize and refocus.

Respite Care Grants (PDF) fund agencies to provide respite services to families of children designated emotionally disturbed. The goals of these grants include:

  • Providing relief and support to caregivers
  • Improving child functioning
  • Decreasing out-of-home placements and hospitalizations
  • Increasing safety and permanency
  • Reducing family/parenting stress
  • Offering access to activities and community that may not normally be present

CY 2019 Respite Care Grant 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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