True Friends and the COVID-19 Pandemic

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True Friends is providing limited services.

As of today, True Friends is serving limited individuals in Respite and Horse Therapy, as well as family and small group retreats/rentals. Individuals interested in any services can call 952.852.0101 or email at

True Friends’ mission is to provide life-changing experiences and adventures for all abilities. Today, our mission takes on another meaning as we are all having a collective life-changing experience, enduring the COVID-19 pandemic.

For over 60 years our Minnesota locations and programs have welcomed thousands of individuals, families, teammates, friends, and colleagues, of all abilities, as they step out of their day-to-day routines to reconnect, relax, and refresh their mind, body, and soul.

Today, we are faced with a new reality of providing the same great programs and services, all while following the directives given by our local, state, and federal agencies. While we miss seeing our participants and their families, we are encouraged by the perseverance of our staff, donors, and local community to support one another.

True Friends is rising to the occasion.

We are partnering with our local communities to support the fight against COVID-19 by providing the space and buildings necessary to care for individuals who have been displaced during this pandemic.

We are working with our participants and families to understand their needs during this crisis and we are responding as best we can. Following our core value of sustainability, our staff are working to find new and creative ways to ensure our programs and locations are ready to launch safely when restrictions are lifted.

To learn about specific program changes, check out our latest post here.

True Friends COVID-19 Comprehensive Preparedness Plan

Now, we look to you.

Here is how you can support True Friends during this crisis:

Donate. We need your financial support now more than ever. Nearly all our programs and services are currently suspended, a large portion of our staff have been furloughed, and our locations are closed. We need your financial support to be able to relaunch our services the moment restrictions have been lifted.

Engage on social media @TrueFriendsCan. Share our posts with your personal and professional circles.

Join Us. As soon as it is safe to do so, True Friends will reopen. We hope that you will continue to support our mission and join us.

To learn more, call 952.852.0101 or email us at