We all benefit with a little help from our friends!
The 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
|Alexla Foster & Adoptive Parents Association||Alexandria|
|Leesville – Vernon Parish Foster Parent Association|
Contact: Tammy Mock
Contact: Andria Fontenot, Director
P.O. Box 12910
Alexandria, LA 71315
|BR Foster Moms - online Support Group|
Contact: Susan Naquin
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.
|Tangipahoa Area Foster & Adoptive Parents Association|
Contact: Lashaun Nicholson, President
720 St. John
Lafayette, LA 70501
Web: The Extra Mile - Region IV
|Allen Parish Foster & Adoptive Parents Association|
Contact: Darlene Brown
|Happy Hearts Foster & Adoptive Families Support Group|
Contact: Brooke Buxton
|Beauregard Foster & Adoptive Parents Association||Lake Charles|
|Lake Charles Foster Parent Association|
Contact: Sarah Burleigh
|Calcasieu-Cameron Foster & Adoptive Parents Association||Lake Charles|
|Iowa Area Foster and Adoption Support Group|
Contact: Bethany Oliver
|F.A.I.R. Visions Inc. Foster & Adoptive Parents Association|
5200 Northeast Road
Monroe, LA 71203
Contact: Erin Powell
Hosts foster parent support groups
Contact: Glenn Roundtree
|Northwest Foster & Adoptive Parents Association||Shreveport|
|Northpoint Community Church|
4204 Airline Drive
Bossier City, LA 71111
|Broadmoor Baptist Church|
4110 Youree Drive
Shreveport, LA 71105
Hosts faith-based QPI Meetings and training events.
|Foster Closet at Cypress/Cypress Baptist Church|
Contact: Megan Barker
4701 Palmetto Road
Benton, LA 71006
In addition to the Foster Closet, Cypress Baptist Church hosts training events for foster caregivers, provide meals, and host Parents' Night Out.
|Standing Together: Foster & Adoptive Parent Support Group Louisiana|
Contact: Kathleen Hotard
|Bayou Region Foster and Adoptive Parent Association|
Contact: Heather Williams
|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