Join a Foster Care Support Group

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Foster Parent Support Groups and AssociationsThe members of foster care support groups are people just like you who have opened their homes to care for children. Foster Caregiver Support groups are made up of like-minded individuals who share real-life information with each other and who provide support to each other when it is needed.

Support groups are membership organizations where members share with each other – their joys and the difficulties – for mutual benefit. Support groups usually hold monthly meetings, arrange for free training (and often provide sitters), and provide opportunities for members to help each other between meetings.

One of the most important steps any foster caregiver, kinship caregiver, and adoptive parent can take is to join and participate in their local foster caregiver support group.

Louisiana Foster and Kinship Caregiver Support Groups

Support GroupRegion
Louisiana Foster and Adoptive Parents Association

Contact: Peggy Kirby, Director
Email: Kirp50@juno.com
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
Leesville – Vernon Parish Foster Parent Association

Contact: Tammy Mock
Email: Tammymock7@gmail.com
Alexandria
Fostering Community

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

Phone: 1-318-446-0403
Email: info@FosteringCommunity.org
FaceBook: Facebook.com/FosteringCommunity.org


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
BR Foster Moms - online Support Group

Contact: Susan Naquin
Phone: 1-985-212-4684
Email: susan.naquin1@gmail.com

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2061079200649837


BR Foster Moms is a page where foster parents can participate no matter what stage their little ones are in. The mission of this group is to support, encourage, and care for one through the foster care journey. The goal of the closed Facebook group is to grow in size, and eventually meet in person for monthly support.
Baton Rouge
Tangipahoa Area Foster & Adoptive Parents Association

Contact: Lashaun Nicholson, President
1-951-662-1135
Email: lashaunnicholson@gmail.com
Covington
Extra Mile

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


Web: The Extra Mile - Region IV
Lafayette
Allen Parish Foster & Adoptive Parents Association

Contact: Darlene Brown
Phone: 1-318-306-2409
Email: missdprincella@aol.com
Lake Charles
Happy Hearts Foster & Adoptive Families Support Group

Contact: Brooke Buxton
Phone: 1-337-888-0160
Email: brookeandpalir@gmail.com
Area: Dequincy
Lake Charles
Beauregard Foster & Adoptive Parents AssociationLake Charles
Lake Charles Foster Parent Association

Contact: Sarah Burleigh
Phone: 1-337-263-2711
Email: Burleigh.srr@hotmail.com
Email: burleighslr@hotmail.com
Lake Charles
Calcasieu-Cameron Foster & Adoptive Parents AssociationLake Charles
Iowa Area Foster and Adoption Support Group

Contact: Bethany Oliver
Phone: 1-904-556-9265
Email: bethanyaoliver@gmail.com
Lake Charles
Foster Care Ambassador's Virtual Meeting

Email: margie@louisianafostercare.com

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

413 N. Homer Street
Ruston, LA 71270

Phone: (318) 232-2865
Email: Info@thewellnla.com
Facebook: Facebook.com/thewellnla/
Monroe
McClendon Baptist Church

206 Downing Pines Road
West Monroe, LA 71291

Phone: 1 (318) 322-3782
Facebook: Facebook.com/McClendonBaptist


Meets with foster parents on the first Sunday of the month at 5PM. Please contact in advance if childcare is required.
Monroe
Ruston Foster Mom's Support Group

413 N. Homer Street
Ruston, LA 71270

Phone: (318) 232-2865
Email: Info@thewellnla.com
Facebook: Facebook.com/thewellnla/


Hosted by The Well of Ruston, this group generally meets every other week to provide ongoing support for Mom's providing foster care.
Monroe
OpenTable

Contact: Glenn Roundtree
Email: glenn@jamessamaritan.org

Web: www.JamesSamaritan.org
Monroe
Northwest Foster & Adoptive Parents AssociationShreveport
Northpoint Community Church

4204 Airline Drive
Bossier City, LA 71111
Shreveport
Broadmoor Baptist Church

4110 Youree Drive
Shreveport, LA 71105
Phone: 1-318-868-6552
Email: info@broadmoor.tv

Hosts faith-based QPI Meetings and training events.
Shreveport
Shreveport/Bossier Foster Group

This private Facebook group meets at facebook.com/groups/171651879560905
Shreveport
Foster Closet at Cypress/Cypress Baptist Church

Contact: Megan Barker
4701 Palmetto Road
Benton, LA 71006
Phone: 1-318-965-2296
Email: fosterclosetatcypress@gmail.com

In addition to the Foster Closet, Cypress Baptist Church hosts training events for foster caregivers, provide meals, and host Parents' Night Out.
Shreveport
Standing Together: Foster & Adoptive Parent Support Group Louisiana

Contact: Kathleen Hotard
Phone: 1-985-232-4778
Email: kathleenhotard3354@gmail.com
Thibodaux
Bayou Region Foster and Adoptive Parent Association

Contact: Heather Williams
Phone: 1-985-262-9511
Email: bayouregionfapa@gmail.com
Web: www.BayouRegionFAPA.org

Facebook: www.Facebook.com/BayouRegionFAPA


Thibodaux
River Parishes Foster and Adoptive Parent Association

Contact: Sheri Soper, President
Phone: 1 (225) 571-6632 "Texting is easier."
Email: riverparishesfapa@gmail.com
Thibodaux
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