Adult Foster Care


Adult foster homes are designed to serve individuals who need assistance due to developmental or physical disability, brain injury, mental health issues or concerns related to aging. Providers ensure that clients get needed assistance with activities of daily living and other supports to live as independently as possible in the community. Assistance may also be needed with personal care, independent living skills, medication administration and/or safeguarding cash resources.

  • We are always interested in talking with potential providers
  • Call if you or a loved one are seeking foster care
  • 507 328-6400 and ask to speak with the Adult Foster Care Social Worker

Provider Information: 

Required Training:

DHS (Department of Human Services) Online Training: 

Vulnerable Adult Mandated Reporting (22 KB PDF)

Participants Will:

  1. Know who is a mandated reporter
  2. Understand what constitutes maltreatment
  3. Know when and how to contact the Common Entry Point to make a vulnerable adult maltreatment report
  4. Understand the Vulnerable Adults Act

Details on the DHS website at:

235D Provider requirement: Data Privacy Training

Adult Foster Care New Provider Orientation Register Online

Held at 2100 Campus Drive SE - 1st Floor Cascade Room - 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM on:

  • Thursday, June 18, 2020 - Cancelled (COVID-19)
  • Thursday, October 8, 2020

Adult Foster Care Support Groups Register Online
Held at 2100 Campus Drive SE - 1st Floor, Whitewater Room (except where noted below) - 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

  • Thursday, April 16, 2020
  • Thursday, May 21, 2020
  • Thursday, June 25, 2020
  • Thursday, July 23, 2020
  • Thursday, August 20, 2020
  • Thursday, September 24, 2020
  • Thursday, October 22, 2020
  • Thursday, December 10, 2020