Foster Parent Support

Hope’s Closet partners with local children services agencies from around Greater Cincinnati/Southwest Ohio and other private foster care agencies to encourage, equip, and support foster parents.  In addition to our clothing boutique, we nurture a vast community of foster parents who support each other with emotional, physical, and spiritual needs to make the fostering journey easier and better for the entire family.

To learn more about any and all of these services, please contact Liz Roda at

Delight: Whole Family Events

Events designed to strengthen bonds within families and build connections among the foster care community.

Special holiday events, special outings, and more make up a fun-filled calendar!

Embrace: Foster Parent Recruitment

Peer to peer recruitment is one of the most powerful ways to grow our team of foster parents. Do you know someone interested in fostering? Refer them to us and you could earn incentives as they progress towards licensure!

Encourage: Foster Parent Mentoring

Foster parents in their first year of licensure receive mentoring to support their continued success in their fostering journey. If you’re newly licensed, ask about being connected with a mentor family.

Equip: Foster Parent Trainings

Quarterly in-person trainings focused on topics related to foster care and adoption, monthly book club meetings, and connection to training opportunities with our community partners. Topics have included anything from first aid and CPR training, trauma and grief management in children, and navigating the juvenile court system.

Input: Foster Parent Roundtable

It is the suggestions and feedback of those we serve that truly gives us the best guidance on what and how to share to provide the most positive impact. Help keep us providing relevant and impactful content and opportunities.

Inspire: Foster Parent Support Groups

Events supporting moms, dads, and marriages. Enjoy time with like-minded individuals, talk through the stresses of fostering, and strengthen the bond that holds your family together.