Foster Care

 

Welcome Boxes

These gift boxes are filled with toys and activities to comfort, love, and care for vulnerable children ages 2-17 within our local community. These boxes will be delivered to our local Tigard, Beaverton, and Hillsboro DHS offices where case workers will give them to children within foster care. 

To get the list of supplies and specific instructions for assembling the boxes, click "Learn More" below. To contact the people who are heading up this initiative, click "Contact".

All Welcome Boxes can be dropped off at Westside’s front desk during office hours, Sunday - Thursday. 

 


Foster Parents Night out

Foster Parents’ Night Out (FPNO) provides foster parents one evening each month to take a much-needed night off and care for themselves while we care for their kids. FPNO provides the kids with a fun evening where they experience God’s love and know their lives are valuable to Him.

Current Needs:

  • Volunteers for 2018/2019 events

To find out more information about how to get involved with Westside’s FPNO, please get in touch with Kristy Colvin by clicking "Contact" below. To get involved, please follow the instructions below under “Training”.


Adoptive/Foster Parent Support Group

Are you caring for kiddos through foster care or Safe Families? Have you adopted? Join our Adoptive/Foster Parent Support Group every 4th Friday of the month to enjoy a free dinner, and a couple hours learning from and supporting each other. 

Want to help serve these families? A great way to offer support to adoptive or foster families in our community is by caring for their kids during this evening each month, while they enjoy a couple hours together, kid-free.

For more information on how to join this support group or how to become a part of the childcare team, click the "Contact" button below.


Safe Families for children

Safe Families for Children is a network of volunteers dedicated to providing a safe, temporary environment for children in support of local families. Their three main objectives are to keep children safe during family crises, surround family with community to provide stability, and reunite families to reduce the number of children entering the child welfare system.

Current Need: 

  • Host Families, Family Coaches, and Family Friends. To find out more about what these roles entail, click "Learn More".

Have more specific questions and want to chat with someone involved with Safe Families? Contact Rachel Wolverton by clicking "Contact". 


embrace oregon

 

Embrace Oregon connects caring community members with vulnerable children and families in partnership with the Department of Human Services. They are dedicated to the flourishing of every child. 

Current Need: 

  • If you're curious about or interested in becoming a foster parent, you are needed! Embrace Oregon will walk alongside you in the process and are eager to equip you to step into fostering.

To find out more information on how to become a foster parent, click "Learn More". If you would like to connect with someone at Embrace, click "Contact". 


Project Never Again is a local non-profit that provides children in foster care with a duffel bag, “courage” cards, and some essentials. Many of these kids have to carry around their few belongings from home to home in trash bags or boxes; a humiliating and traumatic reality that Project Never Again hopes to change one duffel bag at a time.

For more information or to support them, click the “Learn More” button below, which will redirect you to their website.

project never again