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Volunteer Services of Carlton County, Inc.


Volunteer Services of Carlton County (also serving Aitkin and St. Louis counties)

199 Chestnut Ave, Ste 3, Carlton, MN, 55718-2019

Distance: 1097 Miles

(218) 879-9238


Service Details


Respite provides care on a short-term basis for a person who cannot take care of themselves, and who is usually taken care of by an unpaid family member or friend. The program is designed to provide temporary coverage for the unpaid caregiver during an absence or need for relief.

Additional Information

Volunteer services offers the in-home and group respite program for caregivers who can not leave their loved ones home alone.

Group respite:
Those receiving care have the opportunity to socialize and engage in interesting and challenging activities, while providing a much needed break for their caregivers.
Activities include:
* Social time
* Speakers
* Entertainment
* Crafts
* Gentle exercise
* Games

Group respite meets every Monday and Thursday from 11:00am - 3:00pm at sites in Cloquet and Carlton.

In-home respite is provided by appointment.

Due to the current COVID-19 emergency, services are changing rapidly.
You can also visit to search for changes to your services.
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  • Payment
    • Private pay 
    • Sliding fee scale 


Caregivers of adults who can not be left alone due to age or disability. Participants should:
* Not require constant supervision
* Be ambulatory with minimal assistance (walkers, canes and wheelchairs are acceptable)
* Be continent or have managed incontinence
* Be able to feed themselves
* Be independent in taking medications
* Not have a history of violence to self or others
* Be able to respond to redirection and be able to participate in group activities

Application Instructions

You must call to make an appointment


Sliding cost share scale; check with program

Business Hours

8:00am - 4:00pm, Monday - Friday

Area Served

Aitkin, Carlton and St. Louis counties


Phone Numbers

Type Number Hours
Main (218) 879-9238
Toll Free - Carlton County (888) 419-1235

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