We offer support for foster parents throughout the year. Foster parent support groups meet four times each month and are facilitated by a Dare staff member. We also hold foster parent trainings each month. These monthly trainings are led by Dareâ€™s clinical director and other outside specialists. We offer these groups and trainings in our East Taunton office and also at locations on Cape Cod. The alternating locations help to accommodate all foster parents in our large region.
Our holiday party, held each December, is a huge success. It is a time to celebrate and has a different theme or focus each year. Foster parents and children are invited to attend this event to share in food, holiday pictures, raffles and all sorts of fun!
The foster parent appreciation event is an annual event in May. We hold a brunch for our foster parents to show appreciation for the work they do every day. This event includes prizes, raffles, food and recognition awards that honor our foster parentsâ€™ hard work.
We hold orientation and training (MAPP) for prospective foster parents several times each year. There always is a family resource worker or other staff member available to provide information and answer questions from anyone interested in providing foster care for the agency.