Support and Resources for Foster Caregivers

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Support and Resource Organizations for Foster Caregivers

The organizations in the chart below offer support and services for Louisiana’s foster caregivers, relative caregivers, and children in foster care.

ResourceSupports and Services ProvidedRegion
Foster the Love, Louisiana

P.O. Box 53593
Lafayette, LA 70505
Phone: 1-337-205-2155
Foster the Love, Louisiana exists to provide support and resources to the foster community, focusing on the Acadiana area. The organization's mission is to care for the children in the Louisiana foster system, support the families that care for these children, and educate the community on the needs of the foster care system.Acadiana
Foster the Love (Houma)

Contact: Ryan Fanguy
Phone: 1-985-870-4008
Leesville – Vernon Parish Foster Parent Association

Contact: Tammy Mock
Fostering Community

Contact: Andria Fontenot, Director
3336 Prescott Road
Alexandria, LA 71315

Phone: 1-318-446-0403
A Foster Support and Resource Organization that works to improve the lives of children impacted by foster care through advocacy, resources, and support. Provides a teen support night on the last Tuesday of each month.Alexandria
Foster Village of Ascension Parish

Contact: Sinead Holleran
10757 Airline Hwy
Gonzales, LA 70737

Phone: 1-225-283-6297

BR Foster Moms

Contact: Susan Naquin

Phone: 1-985-212-4684

BR Foster Moms is a page where foster parents can come no matter what stage their little ones are in. The mission of this group is to support, encourage, and care for one another through each individual's journey through foster care. The goal for this group is to grow in size, and eventually meet in person for monthly support groups. Please use the Facebook page to introduce yourself, share some of your journey, and ask for encouragement for your specific needs.Baton Rouge
Northshore Enduring Hope

70271 Hwy 59, Suite C
Abita Spring, LA
Contact: Doree Kelly (certified foster caregiver)
Phone: 1-504-339-1382
Provides resources for children in foster care and foster caregivers including school uniforms, bedding, clothing, shoes, and school suppliesCovington
James Samaritan

Contact: Jennifer Graves
Phone: 1-985-888-6100
We provide physical and relationship support from crib to college for children, foster families and transitional youths within foster care through the creation of partnerships with other organizations.Covington
TFV – The Family Village Resource Center

32470 Walker North Rd.,
Walker La 70785
Contact: Shayna Landry
Phone: 1 (225) 283-6297


Provides clothing, hygiene needs, basic needs, toiletries, fidgets, and sensory kits.Covington
Moving Mountains Ministry

Kentwood LA 70444
Contact: Ellen Burford
Phone: 1 (985) 969-0855


Provides closing and supplies for children in foster care and foster caregivers. Main focus is to assist current foster families while raising awareness of the need for more foster families inthe Tangipahoa and Washington Parish area.Covington
Extra Mile

Phone: 1-337-237-2090
720 St. John
Lafayette, LA 70501

Web: The Extra Mile - Region IV
Foster Boutique of SWLA

Contact: Annie Simon
Jennings, LA
Phone: 1-337-384-2861
The Extra Mile - Family Resource Center

Contact: Evangeline Boudreaux
Phone: 1 (337) 277-2489
Riverside Church of Christ

Contact: Danny Hebert
Phone: 1 (337) 344-4901
Our Savior's Church

Contact: Angela Gagliano
Phone: 1 (337) 278-4994
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
"I AM" Ministry

Contact: Carlita Babineaux, Chairperson
800 12th St.
Lafayette, LA 70501
Phone: 1 (337) 280-2507
Helps fund foster parent appreciation events; Assists on as-needed basis with funding for special needs and/or activities for children in foster care not covered by DCFS. Sponsors recruitment activities at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church.Lafayette
Foster the Love

Contact: Heather Meylian
Phone: 1 (337) 230-6658
Allen Parish Foster & Adoptive Parents Association

Contact: Darlene Brown
Phone: 1-318-306-2409
Lake Charles
Happy Hearts Foster & Adoptive Families Support Group

Contact: Brooke Buxton
Phone: 1-337-888-0160
Area: Dequincy
Lake Charles
Beauregard Foster & Adoptive Parents AssociationLake Charles
Calcasieu-Cameron Foster & Adoptive Parents AssociationLake Charles
Iowa Area Foster and Adoption Support Group

Contact: Bethany Oliver
Phone: 1-904-556-9265
Lake Charles
James Samaritan North Louisiana

Phone: 1-318-789-6112
We connect the church and the community to create healthy support systems for at-risk youth and families.Monroe
Foster Care Ambassador's Virtual Meeting

Meeting is held on second Tuesday of each month from 2-3PM (subject to change as needed).Monroe
The Well Family Village

413 N. Homer Street
Ruston, LA 71270

Phone: (318) 232-2865
The Well Family Village is an organization in Ruston that provides resources and support to Foster Families in the Ruston area through support groups, events and much more.Monroe
Ruston Foster Mom's Support Group

413 N. Homer Street
Ruston, LA 71270

Phone: (318) 232-2865
Hosted by The Well of Ruston, this group generally meets every other week to provide ongoing support for Mom's providing foster care.Monroe
Project 2.5+ at North Monroe, Foster Closet

Contact: Erin Powell
Phone: 1 (318) 953-4533

The Foster Closet provides furniture and other items for foster families and children in care.Monroe
The LoveWell Center at the Well

413 N. Homer Street
Ruston, LA 71270

Phone: 1 (318) 232-2865
A "community pantry" that provides basic food items for families in need.Monroe
The Foster Hope Alliance

Supports foster families and connects them to resources in the Monroe regionMonroe
Project Restore, Morehouse Parish in the Genesis Center in Bastrop

Phone: 1 (318) 202-9197 (Call and make an appointment)
This foster closet provides clothing, diapers, and other basic items for children in foster care.Monroe
Royal Family Kids NELA


Provides a week-long, faith-based summer camp for children ages 6-12 in foster care.Monroe
Northwest Foster & Adoptive Parents AssociationShreveport
Northpoint Community Church

4204 Airline Drive
Bossier City, LA 71111
Broadmoor Baptist Church

4110 Youree Drive
Shreveport, LA 71105
Phone: 1-318-868-6552
Hosts faith-based QPI Meetings and training events.Shreveport
Shreveport/Bossier Foster Group

This private Facebook group meets at
Foster Closet at Cypress/Cypress Baptist Church

4701 Palmetto Road
Benton, LA 71006
Phone: 1-318-965-2296
In addition to the Foster Closet, Cypress Baptist Church hosts training events for foster caregivers, provide meals, and host Parents' Night Out.Shreveport
Unite Ministries

231 Morgan Ct
Benton LA 71006
Contact: Tony Streetman
Phone: 1 (501)952-4839
Unite MInistries operates the Heart Gallery and a nonprofit which collects donations to meet the need of foster families.Shreveport
Beulah's Safe Haven

Serves girls aging out of careShreveport
Brookwood Child Advocacy Team - Brookwood Baptist Church
9014 Brookwood Church Way
Shreveport, LA 71106
Contact: Melinda Wallace
Provides a "wrap around" service to foster familiesShreveport
Grace Foster Closet at Springhill

Contact: Christina Harris

Provides clothing, diapers, and other basic items for children in care.Shreveport
Emmanuel Foster Care Closet

5850 Buncombe Road
Shreveport, LA 71129

Phone: 1 (318) 464-2615
Provides clothing, diapers, and other basic items for children in care.Shreveport
Faith and Fostering

Phone: 1 (318) 422-2475

Provides transitional housing and independent living training to children who are aging out of care, and community volunteers offer support to ensure their success.Shreveport
Goodwill Industries' Life Skills Training for Foster Youth

Contact: Sonya Jones
Provides life skills training to teens in foster care ages 14 to 17.Shreveport
Purchased: Not for Sale / Reclaimed Day Program

Complete a referral form if you know someone who could benefit from the this program: Referral Form
Meets Monday through Thursday from 9AM to 2:30PM. The program includes counseling, mentorship, group trauma therapy, recovery classes and life experience classes.Shreveport
Unite - A Fostering Ministry

Partnering with businesses, organizations, and individuals to create a "foster friendly" Louisiana.Shreveport
Word of God Ministries

6645 W Bert Kouns Ind Loop
Shreveport, LA 71129
Contact: Kim Banks
Provides training and community resourcesShreveport
One Heart NOLA

930 Ave G
Marrero, LA 70072
Contact: Terri Hrabovsky, Director
Phone: 1-504-957-9224


Facebook: OneHeartNOLA
One Heart NOLA provides furniture, clothing, infant items, senior expenses and assistance for youth aging out of foster care. Provides foster parent one-on-one support.

One Heart NOLA is a faith based 501c3 non-profit organization that serves the Greater New Orleans area. One Heart Nola's mission is to demonstrate the love of God by providing necessary resources to children and families in crisis. For more than 10 years, One Heart Nola has rallied local churches, businesses, civic groups and individuals to pick up the mantle and provide for the most vulnerable in our city.
Southeast Louisiana
Crossroads NOLA

5290 Canal Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70124
Contact: Shelby Baird
Phone: 1-504-482-9135
Fax: 1 (504) 482-5650
The mission of Crossroads NOLA is to connect children in foster care to the families, individuals, and opportunities they need to thrive. We recruit new foster families from local churches, develop them into competent caregivers for kids from hard places through training in TBRI®, and support them through the ups and downs of their journey as foster parents.

Register for TBRI online classes:
Southeast Louisiana
Northshore Parent Support Group

Contact: Brittany Michael
Facebook Support Group:
Southeast Louisiana
Finding Hope Foster Parent Support Group

Contact: Teisha Gilmore
Facebook Support Group for Covington Area:
St. Tammany Parish

Contact: Glenn Roundtree

Louisiana Foster and Adoptive Parents Association

Contact: Peggy Kirby, Director
Phone: 1 (318) 614-8177
Louisiana Foster and Adoptive Parent Association provides training, funding and support to local foster and adoptive parent associations. Provides educational scholarships for youth aging out of foster care.Statewide
Brave Heart

3636 S Sherwood Forest Blvd.
Suite 690 H
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
Phone: 1 (225) 778-7338
Brave Heart provides backpacks with toiletries and small gifts for children entering foster care. Provides life book supplies for children in foster care.Statewide
The Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Information Center of Louisiana

7325 Caprice Dr.
Baton Rouge, LA 70812
Phone: 1 (225) 810-3555

The Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Information Center of Louisiana offers both information and support to kinship caregivers and their families. The GRGICL has audio tapes, video tapes, books, referral sources that you may find valuable, and access to expert advice on legal matters such as custody laws, the establishment of legal guardianship, and adoption.Statewide
Connect 1:27 - The Foster Care Support Ministry of Louisiana Baptist Children's Home

Contact: Kerri Byrd,
Contact: Christy Goodwin,
We serve children in foster care through the recruitment and support of foster families and the creation of foster care ministries in local churches.Statewide
Tristate Fostering


Provides supplies for general needs and Easter baskets for children in foster care. Community engagement to raise awareness of foster care. Christmas brunch toy drives and birthday baskets for children in foster careStatewide
Tangipahoa Foster Parent Association Resource Center

Contact: Lashaun Nicholson, President
Phone: 1-951-662-1135
Tangipahoa Parish
River Parishes Foster and Adoptive Parent Association

Contact: Sheri Soper, President
Phone: 1 (225) 571-6632 "Texting is easier."
Loving Our Community's Children (LOCC)/Foster Closet

Contact: Sinead Holleran
10757 Airline Hwy
Gonzales, LA 70737
Phone: 1-225-283-6279
Foster the Love, Thibodaux

Contact: Chelsea Breaux
Phone: 1-985-856-9825
The organization's mission is to care for the children in the Louisiana foster system, support the families that care for these children, and educate the community on the needs of the foster care system.Thibodaux

Resources from Louisiana State Agencies and Organizations

The state agencies and organizations listed below provide foster care-related information from their web sites.

Louisiana Child Welfare Training Academy

DCFS, The Foster Parent Handbook For The Foster and Adoptive Families Of Louisiana – 123 pages
DCFS, Foster/Adoptive Parent Informational Handbook – 12 pages
Louisiana Fosters

National Resources For Foster Caregivers

The national organizations listed below provide information and support for foster caregivers and relative caregivers.

National Foster Parent Association
Supports for Foster Families from the Children’s Bureau