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Clare Housing

Foster Care, Adult

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(612) 236-9515


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The adult foster care service covers the provision of protection, supervision, household services, help with living skills or training and support for safeguarding cash resources. Foster care services are individualized and based on the needs of the person, as identified in the support plan.

There are two types of Adult Foster Care:
* Family Adult Foster Care - In Family Adult Foster Care the license holder lives in the home and is the primary provider of care.
* Corporate Adult Foster Care - In Corporate Adult Foster Care the license holder does not live in the home and is not the primary provider of care. Trained and hired staff generally provide services.

In Minnesota there is not a service called "group home." When the term "group home" is used, it is usually referencing the corporate adult foster care service.

Additional Information

Provides affordable housing, supportive services and compassionate care to people living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus / Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS).

The homes are staffed 24/7, each serving four residents who are HIV positive, who have significant disability-related needs, and often need reliable care and support to live outside of a nursing home.

Staff provides rehabilitation support to those needing to stabilize their health before returning to independent living and long term care to those disabled by HIV/AIDS. In addition, they provide end of life care to those at the terminal stage of the disease. Clare Housing's 24/7 care assists those who must be supervised because of dementia and mental health problems, physical frailty, inability to take prescribed medications and prepare adequate nutrition.

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Adult foster care also includes assistance with:
* Activities of daily living
* Homemaking
* Chore services
* Behavioral aide
* Companion services
* Medication oversight (to the extent permitted under state law).

Adult Foster Care (AFC) homes that serve adults that are 55 years old or older can be licensed for 1 to 5 beds. Adult Foster Care homes that serve adults that are between the ages of 18 and 54 years old can be licensed for 1 to 4 beds.

Learn more about this service when paid for under the waivers in the Community-Based Services Manual and the Minnesota Health Care Programs (MHCP) Provider Manual.


  • Area Served by County
    • Anoka County 
    • Carver County 
    • Dakota County 
    • Hennepin County 
    • Isanti County 
    • Ramsey County 
    • Scott County 
    • Washington County 
  • At Home Services
    • Grocery shopping assistance 
    • Housekeeping 
    • Money management 
  • Licenses and Certifications
    • Adult Foster Care Type - corporate 
    • Adult Foster Care Type - family 
  • Payment
    • Elderly Waiver (EW) 
  • Service Availability
    • 24 hours a day 
    • Capacity 4
  • Specialization
    • HIV/AIDS 
    • Older adults 

Licenses, Registrations, or Certifications

ID Type Agency Url
1072704 Adult Foster Care - Community Residential Setting Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS)

Application Instructions

Call county case manager for an application, send it in and call to schedule a tour.

Area Served

Anoka, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Hennepin, Isanti, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington counties


Phone Numbers

Type Number Hours
Main (612) 236-9515

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