Corporate Adult Foster Care
Our Adult Foster Care program is licensed under MN Chapter 245D.
We provide residential intensive support services, with a focus on person-centered planning and positive behavior support. Our program is designed to assist high need individuals with severe and persistent mental illness, dual diagnosis, and/or traumatic brain injury. Individuals in our program have very specialized needs that could not be met in less restrictive settings. We currently have 6 program sites; Maplewood, Pokegama, Spears Place, and Sylvan Bay are located in Grand Rapids, within 2 miles of each other. Our most recent addition, Cut-Across Farm, is located just outside of Bovey. 10th Street Foster Care operates out of International Falls. All AFC sites are Mental Health Certified facilities.
Cut Across Farm has been developed by Northland Counseling Center with the help of Itasca County and the State of Minnesota as a placement for clients discharging from Anoka Metro Regional Treatment Center or the Minnesota Security Hospital in St. Peter.
We have a rural setting to provide on-site options for activities, such as caring for our tea cup pig, gardening, lawn games and bonfires, and we are currently staffed at two direct support professionals per client 24 hours a day to allow for continuous coverage and supervision of clients in the home or community.
Our 24-hour awake direct support staff is trained to assist, teach, and guide residents in the home. Each qualified staff exceeds the minimum annual training requirements and receive ongoing training and continued education throughout the year. Training topics range from MI Diagnosis, Crisis Services, Positive Behavior Support, De-escalation techniques, Confidentiality, Boundaries, Rights, Emergency Protocols, Nutrition, Medication Administration, Vulnerable Adult Reporting, First Aid & CPR, MN Positive Support Rule, etc.
In addition to basic services; room, board, supervision, protection, and household services, we provide intensive, ongoing services and support in:
- MI Symptom Management
- Medication Assistance
- Stress Management / Anxiety Reduction
- Coping Skill Strategies
- Behavior Therapy Techniques
- Assisting with Treatment recommendations
- Teaching appropriate communication & conflict resolution skills
- Assistance in scheduling and attending all health-related appointments
- Household Management Skills (shopping, cooking, meal planning, cleaning, budgeting)
- Recreational & Social Activities
- Employment / Volunteering
- Community Participation
Who qualifies for Corporate Foster Care:
Individuals who have been diagnosed with the following: Serious Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI), Developmental Disability (DD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) – MUST be CADI Waiver eligible.
State Medicaid Insurances
Community Access for Disability Inclusion (CADI) Waiver
Case Manager completes pre-screening, AFC referral form, and submits to Management Team.
Adult Foster Care Management Team Members:
Sylvan Bay House Coordinator
HR & Licensing Manager
Spears Place House Coordinator
Maplewood House Coordinator
Pokegama House Coordinator
Cut-Across House Coordinator