Western Star

1856 Eastern Star Loop
Sauk Rapids, MN 56379
Benton County

Phone:  (320) 252-2760
Fax:  (320) 258-3650
Email Western Star here

Western Star 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

Western Star 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
  • Community Integration
  • Individual Behavior Plan Development & Implementation 
  • Independent Living Skills 
  • Client Rights 
  • Therapeutic Intervention

Western Star 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. Western Star accepts Medical Assistance (CADI Waiver) and many other sources of funding. For more information please contact us.

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

  • CommUNITY Projects Adult Mental Health Initiative
  • Wacosa Rehab Services
  • Hope Center
  • Goodwill Inc.
  • Stearns County Human Services
  • Benton County Human services
  • Central Minnesota Mental Health Center
  • Core Professional Services
  • St. Cloud Medical Group
  • CentraCare

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

  • Beautiful parks along the Mississippi River 
  • Cross Roads Mall
  • Downtown St. Cloud (Paramount Theatre, Lake George) 
  • Great River Public Library 
  • Annual Benton County Fair in Sauk Rapids 
  • 40 minutes from Little Falls Zoo