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Service Info
Service:Adult Foster Care
Agency:Towering Pines Adult Foster Care, Inc.
Loc Name:*Main site (Towering Pines - Black Bear)
Location:10657 Black Bear Rd, Brainerd, MN, 56401-5121 Map
Phone: (218) 839-3185

Service Description

Adult Foster Care homes provide sleeping accommodations and services for one to five adults and are licensed by the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS). The rooms may be private or shared and the dining areas, bathrooms and other spaces are shared family style. Adult foster care homes can offer a wide array of services, which may include providing personal care, household and living skills assistance or training, medication assistance and assistance in safeguarding cash resources.

Adult Foster Care 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.

There are two types of Adult Foster Care: Family Adult Foster Care and Corporate Adult Foster Care. In Family Adult Foster Care, the license holder lives in the home and is the primary caregiver. In Corporate Adult Foster Care, the license holder does not live in the home and is not the primary caregiver. Trained and hired staff generally provide services. Corporate Foster Care providers delivering services to individuals on the Brain Injury (BI), Community Alternative Care (CAC) or Community Alternatives for Disabled Individuals (CADI) waivers, must also maintain a Foster Care facility license. Use the DHS Licensing Information Lookup to verify this provider has an active foster care license -

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 -


Towering Pines Adult Foster Care, Inc. provides services based on the needs and preferences of the persons being served and their personal goals and are consistent with the principles of least restrictive environment and self determination.
Services promote community inclusion, self sufficiency, social relationships, natural supports and participation in community life.

Towering Pines Adult Foster Care allows for a balance between safety and opportunities. They provide opportunities for the development and exercise of age-appropriate skills, decision making and choice, personal advocacy and communication.

They have two homes which are licensed for 4 adults each. Each resident has their own bedroom and share common living areas such as a living room, laundry room, kitchen, and a bathroom on each floor. One home is in a rural setting on 20 acres and the other home is in the town of Brainerd in a residential neighborhood.

Staff are direct caregivers trained and knowledgeable in policies and procedures of Towering Pines Adult Foster Care which are reviewed annually and compliant with County and State licensing requirements - 245D and AFC-245A.


  • Brain Injury Waiver (BI)
  • Community Alternative Care (CAC) Waiver
  • Community Alternative for Disabled Individuals Waiver (CADI)
  • Elderly Waiver (EW)
Regulated Services
  • Adult Foster Care (Rule 203)
  • Adult Foster Care Type - corporate
  • Chapter 245D License
  • Community Residential Setting (CRS) License
  • Minnesota Health Care Programs (MHCP) Enrolled Provider
Service Availability
  • Capacity : 4
Waiver Service Specialties
  • Corporate Adult Foster Care
  • Family Adult Foster Care
Licenses, Registrations, or Certifications
235815Licensed Adult Foster CareMinnesota Department of Human Services (DHS)http:/​/​www.​dhs.​state.​mn.​us/​main/​idcplg?IdcService=​GET_DYNAMIC_CONVERSION&RevisionSelectionMethod=​LatestReleased&dDocName=​id_054407#AFC


18 years - 60 years old, male, ambulatory, Developmental Disability (DD) or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) diagnosis with or without related conditions. Day Program enrollment required.

Application Instructions

Must go through social services and a screening process and have a case manager.

Contact Steven Lindstam at Towering Pines for more information - (218) 839-3185.


Monthly room and board

Required Documents

  • ID with address
  • Medical Assistance card
  • medical history
  • psychiatric/psychological assessment
  • Social Security card/number
  • state ID

Area Served

Crow Wing County


Telephone types, numbers and hours

Main (218) 764 - 2131

Last Update


Statewide TTY Number

Dial 7-1-1 Learn More