Respite is defined as a short period of rest or relief. At True Friends, we provide a unique weekend away for our participants and a short period of rest for their caregiver. We serve individuals ages 5+ with developmental disabilities, learning disabilities, autism or on the autism spectrum, cerebral palsy, physical or other disabilities. We screen each applicant to determine an appropriate support level.

Weekend Themes fulfill physical, sensory, social & emotional needs and allow interaction between old and new friends!

Locations include Camp Friendship in Annandale, MN and Camp Eden Wood in Eden Prairie, MN.

Hours are 6:30pm Friday – noon Sunday.

Meals are served by qualified food service professionals. We provide 3 meals on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday.

Our services are licensed by the Minnesota Department of Human Services 245D License. True Friends will continue to receive payment from 245D licensed waivers and CDCS. This includes, but is not limited to, the following waivers: CADI (Community Access for Disability Inclusion), CAC (Community Alternative Care), DD (Developmental Disabilities), and TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury).

Respite Staff are passionate about what they do. If you’re a creative, energetic and compassionate person who enjoys providing care at camp and is looking for a flexible schedule, please apply online.

In an attempt to meet the immense need for respite care, our registration process allows new users space in our program. We consider requests for specific weekends, but this means you will likely not receive confirmations of enrollment in all of the weekends you request. For more detailed information regarding registration, please follow the link above.

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