Esther House

212 SW 11th Avenue
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
Itasca County

Phone:  (218) 326-0993
Fax:  (218) 326-0700
Email Esther House here

Esther House is a Certified Corporate Adult Foster Care (AFC) home which includes long or short term services provided in a residential setting to individuals who need 24 hour supervision. AFC homes are designed to provide independent living skills development, support, and supervised living for up to four people in a family-like environment.

We provide supportive services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Individuals in the AFC program may also access and receive services outside our facility for which they are eligible. The following features and services are provided within Thrive Behavioral Network, LLC AFC homes:

  • Meaningful, structured activities 
  • Tailored support & training in independent living skills 
  • Behavior management & socialization opportunities 
  • Transportation service available for all recreational & other needs 
  • Variety of nutritional & well-balanced meals 
  • Comfortable & fully furnished bedrooms 
  • Private decks & yards 
  • Close to supportive services
  • Individualized care focused on maximizing potential & enhancing quality of life 
  • On-site supervision & protection 
  • Pleasant, well-maintained, home-like settings

Esther House staff members include experienced individuals who receive ongoing training including:

  • Crisis Intervention 
  • Vulnerable Adult Protection 
  • Safety and Health Instruction 
  • Nutrition and Meal Planning 
  • Medication Management 
  • Individual Behavior Plan Development & Implementation 
  • Independent Living Skills 
  • Client Rights 
  • Therapeutic Intervention 
  • Community Integration 

Esther House places the highest value on the following:

  • Mutual respect 
  • Meaningful programming 
  • Personalized care
  • Safe, comfortable, pleasant environments 
  • Experienced, trained staff 
  • Client-centered care

Thrive Behavioral Network, LLC Certified Corporate Adult Foster Care programs operate with a license from the Minnesota Department of Human Services. Esther House accepts Medical Assistance (CADI Waiver) and many other sources of funding. For more information please contact us.

Esther House partners with many community health resources to offer comprehensive care. Some of these local area resources include:

  • Region 3 North Adult Mental Health Initiative
  • Itasca County Health and Human Services
  • Itasca County Crisis Response Team
  • Rapid Transit
  • AEOA Bus
  • Itasca County Public Health

Our social outings and leisure activities usually take us to nearby areas such as:

  • State & area parks 
  • Bike & walking trails 
  • Many camping areas
  • Blandin Paper Company on the Mississippi River
  • Judy Garland Museum (Grand Rapids is the birthplace of Judy Garland)  
  • Forest History Center Logging Camp
  • Tours of Iron Ore Mines
  • Old Central School with Oz theme of Yellow Brick Road sidewalks  
  • Tall Timber Days
  • Log-Rolling Contests 
  • Chainsaw Sculptures 
  • Children's Museum
  • Great Fishing at Area Lakes
  • Reif Center for the Performing Arts