Serving both St. Cloud & Baxter Areas.
J and J Holmes is licensed and operates under Minnesota 245-D Statute. The principle approach of J and J Holmes implements for consumer improvement is that of a positive, person centered approach. This is developed through the input of the consumer's interdisciplinary team which typically consists of the consumer, family, guardian, case manager, school / work, and their physicians’ input.
We currently have 15 residential sites within 3 counties: Benton, Stearns, and Cass. We have a maximum of four clients per home and our staffing needs reflect the needs of each of our consumers. Our homes operate 24 hours a day and are staffed between 10 and 25 Direct Care Professionals as well as an Assistant House Supervisor and House Supervisor to manage day to day activities.
J and J Holmes encourage all of our clients to be as independent and active as possible. Our clients are involved in many activities and affiliations in the communities. Some of our clients have jobs at Coborns, Wacosa, Brighter Horizons Adult Day Center, Creative Transitional Services, and V.O.I.C.E. Our clients are also involved in many affiliations, including: Fishing Has No Boundaries, Camp Confidence, Camp Friendship, Special Olympics, YMCA, Project Astride, Art as You Like It, Project Challenge, and bell ringing for the Salvation Army. Our clients also chose personal activities to participate in, such as: karate, art, plays, fishing, bingo, gardening classes, game nights, library visits, bowling, swimming, cooking classes, paint night, movies, the zoo, Mall of America, dining out, walk a thons, adaptive sports, as well as attending sporting events, concerts and casinos.
We're a locally owned business with over
15 years of experience
in providing foster care services.
Growing quality lives together.
J and J Holmes prides itself on providing staff with up to date and innovative training to develop each person to their fullest potential. All Direct Care Professionals are trained in the skills of CPR and First Aid. The staff also attend ongoing behavioral management training as well as therapeutic intervention training. Each of the houses have routine staff meetings where they discuss clients’ programs, activities and goals. J and J also has ongoing safety meetings and company enhancement plans.
"J & J Holmes has cared for our son for over 5 years and has done an excellent job meeting our son’s needs. The training of the staff to be compassionate and professional caregivers is what sets J & J apart from other group homes. J & J has developed a trust level with us as parents that we value tremendously."
- Caroll & Leanne
Behavior Wizards specializes in completing functional behavior assessments, and then developing a person centered positive behavior support plans to alleviate behavior problems. Our success is based upon the belief that treatment must treat the entire individual, and utilize eclectic – bio-psycho-social techniques. We believe that consistent behavior approaches, structure and routine are the foundation to behavior improvement. We work hard to build adaptive behavior and teach skills to replace the existing problem behaviors. We use positive based approaches and reinforcement to motivate most individuals. We also take great care in recognizing the individual and creating behavior plans unique to the individual’s strengths and needs.