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.

 

Our Programs

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Family Supports

We provide services such as clothing, prepped meals, tutoring, and birthday or special event planning for foster families who could use a bit of extra help. Click here for help planning a birthday party and email us for other types of support!

Family Fun

We organize events, activities, and other opportunities for foster youth and families to connect with each other and other families. This program is on hiatus due to COVID-19 but will resume when able.

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Guardian Circle

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

Pet Support

Animal companionship offers unique psychological benefits and can help foster youth develop healthy bonds and life skills. This programs provides financial support and guidance for pet supplies and training.

 

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.