current foster parent resources
ChildNet has prepared our online Broward & Palm Beach Counties Resource Guide to assist our local foster parents in their work of hope and healing. This list was created with the assistance of our home management agencies. If you wish to add a useful resource to this guide, please contact us with the details.
General Resources, Services, and training
Call the Foster Care Recruitment Hotline in Broward County at 954-414-6001 and in Palm Beach County at 561-352-2501 for more information.
The Center for the Advancement of Child Welfare Practice has created a resource page for foster and adoptive parents. Click here for resources, tools, contacts, services, training, as well as other documents, information, and links to assist and support foster and adoptive parents.
The mission of Foster Care Alumni of America is to connect the alumni community and to transform policy and practice, ensuring opportunity for people in and from foster care.
Foster Club is the national network for young people in foster care. Through a vibrant online community, publications, the All-Stars internship program, and many other activities, Foster Club brings the experiences, voices, and faces of youth in foster care to the front.
Foster Parent College provides interactive, multimedia training courses for foster parents. You may complete up to five of your in-service hours online. Click here to learn more about foster parent.
Broward County Training and Services
Becca's Closet provides FREE formal attire to high school students who otherwise would not be able to attend their school's formal dances. They also award scholarships to deserving high school students to advance their education.
FAPA's mission is to support and educate all foster and adoptive parents. To meet the intellectual, moral, social, emotional and physical needs of all foster and adoptive children and positively change their future.
Meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7 pm at Plantation Community Church, 6501 W. Broward Blvd.
Children usually come into foster care with no more than a small bag of clothes that they can carry. More often than not, the items are too small, stained, and/or ripped.
Mary Ann’s Foster Closet was formed to provide foster parents and the children in their care with clothing, toys, furniture, and other necessities.
Mary Ann's Closet gives foster parents and relative caregivers a place to come to get the items they need to meet the needs of the children in their care, at no cost to them.
Call/Text Us: 954-574-2521
Email Us: Info@MaryAnnsCloset.org
Address: 1461 SW 12th Ave, Unit A, Pompano Beach, FL 33069
Palm Beach County Resources
To provide support and education that will enhance the services of the foster care system and empower foster children to become productive members of society.
The Clothing Closet at FAPA is a free resource program that provides assistance to foster parents, relatives and non relative placements with the clothing and equipment needs of foster children. The goal is to offset the cost of clothing, cribs, and other basic necessities for the foster parents,with a mix of new and gently used clothing. The Clothing Closet offers a simple, no-nonsense approach that provides immediate assistance without complicated procedures.