Foster Parent Support

Because fostering can be uniquely challenging. Email!

Upcoming Events for Hope’s Closet:

May 30th Ice Cream! FLUBS in Fairfield Family Night! Come between 6-7 and get a $5 card for each family member (parents, fosters and bio!) Cut and paste registration link and full details:

Celebrating Dads the month of JUNE!!!

June 10th 5:30pm-7:30pm – SKATING PARTY @ Skateway Middletown! Cut and paste registration link and full details:

June 13th – HAMILTON JOE’S Baseball game!!! Join us to cheer on the Hamilton Joe’s as they match up against the Muskegon Clippers First pitch is at 7:05pm! Cut and paste registration link and full details:

June 27th – Enjoy music from 6-10 pm at Marcum Park! Each family will get a picnic blanket (while supplies last.) Any licensed foster family can sign up to receive a picnic blanket.  Blankets to be picked up at Hope’s Closet and can be used at the outdoor event at Marcum Park or any outdoor event this summer! Click here to claim yours!(while supplies last):

SAVE THE DATE!!! (More details to come on all of these events!):

July 13th from 11-1 Outdoor Family Fun Day at Rivers Crossing ALL ARE WELCOME!

July 20th – Parents Night Out @ RED DOOR CHURCH 5:15-8:30PM

July 26th – DAYTON DRAGONS! Spots are limited

AUGUST – Foster Family Day details posted soon. Check back!

Current foster parents: Please consider joining our private Facebook group “Hope’s Closet Foster Parent Group” to connect with other foster parents. This is a closed group and security questions must be answered to be admitted in. It is a safe place for parents to have as a network of support and encouragement. 

Upcoming Events

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.