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What We Do

Education & Awareness

We raise awareness of the issues facing foster youth and resource (foster) parents across Oregon while reducing misunderstandings and stigma around foster care.

Outreach & Training

We encourage more people down the path of resource (foster) parenthood and provide them with the support and training they need to meet the needs of their family.

Community Development

We are building a network of solidarity, tangible resources, and friendship to support foster youth and their families in the ways they need most.

What We Do: Programs

Our Programs


Family Supports

We provide help with things like clothes, school supplies, camp fees, and tutoring for foster families who could use a bit of extra help. We consider special resource requests as well.

Birthdays Parties

Every child & teen deserves to feel celebrated on their birthday! We provide help with themed cakes, food, and decorations for foster families that could use a little help planning.


Guardian Circle

Being a resource (foster) parent can come with unique challenges. Guardian Circle provides guardians with a space to share experiences, resources, and engage in self-care. Visit the Portland Facebook Support Group to view upcoming virtual and in-person hangouts and join our community, even if it's just online!

Opportunities to Connect

We promote events, activities, and other opportunities for foster youth and families to connect with each other. We also promote learning opportunities for resource (foster), kinship, or adoptive guardians.

What We Do: Programs

Upcoming Programs

We are gathering support for the following programs. Visit our Get Involved page to help us make them a reality!

Skill-building workshops

This program will organize skill-building workshops and activities for foster youth such as aquaponic gardening/farming, cooking, financial planning, woodshop, metalshop, tiny home construction, music & arts, and land stewardship.

Child Care & Transportation

Resource (foster) parents often need help balancing their parental and other responsibilities. This program will organize and assist in the costs of transportation, playdates, babysitting, daycare, and other forms of child care.

Love at first bark

This program will match foster youth and their families with rescue animals and assist them with adoption procedures, animal education, food costs, and health-related costs.

Community base

One of our more aspirational goals is to purchase a physical space to serve as a community resource and activity center for foster families, as well as a living space for those interested in experiencing communal living with other foster families. In line with our core values of stewardship and education, the designs and features of this space will promote holistic learning and environmentally-friendly practices.

What We Do: Programs
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