Family Alternatives

Contact Information

1089 10th Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
United States

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DayHours
Monday9AM - 5PM
Tuesday9AM - 5PM
Wednesday9AM - 5PM
Thursday9AM - 5PM
Friday9AM - 5PM
Saturday9AM - 5PM
Sunday9AM - 5PM

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Family Alternatives is a trauma infused, youth driven agency that embraces the collaboration between youth and their supports in caring foster homes. Founded in 1978 by foster parents, Family Alternatives emerged to enhance relationships, advocate for services and support the development of youth in the foster care system.

Family Alternatives supports youth in their development by providing nurturing family environments. Through guidance, nurturing and mentorship, Family Alternatives strives to create and develop relationships with children, which extend beyond foster care.

We look forward to talking with you.


Services and information

  • Traditional Foster Care
  • Emergency Foster Care
  • Respite Foster Care
  • Other

Requirements to become a foster parent

There are several support services available for foster parents in Minnesota. Let's take a look at what's available:

Support Payments

Minnesotan foster parents receive a monthly basic payment to help with the care costs of the foster child. Payments vary depending on the child's age and circumstances. They start at $650 per month.

In some circumstances, foster parents can also receive a difficulty of care supplemental monthly rate. These payments help support children with physical and mental difficulties and can be up to $1,500 per month.

Medical and Dental Coverage

In Minnesota, foster children receive Medicaid coverage for their medical and dental needs.

The foster parents are responsible for arranging the child's medical care and must attend all necessary appointments to maintain their health and well-being.

Training and Support Groups

There are plenty of support groups and resources available for foster parents in Minnesota. These services offer ongoing support and an opportunity to share experiences with other people in the same situation as you.

Additional training can also help you be the best caregiver possible for your foster kid.


Ratings and Reviews

Average user rating

4.5 / 5
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Duane “Wayne” Brooks
Dec 08, 2021

Family alternatives is great they have provided a great space for my kids and Mary has been instrumental in doing an awesome job in keeping my kids together I believe I would not have been so successful without their services thank you Mary

Rating: 5

Miss. Uniq Only 1
Oct 20, 2017

I love the agency, very supportive and shows passion!! I always recommend to people!!! Great team as well!!

Rating: 5