Adults who cannot live independently due to physical, emotional, developmental or mental health concerns may live in foster care. Homes are located throughout Ramsey County.
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.