Foster Care
Get involved in supporting foster kids and families.

God is a Father who cares radically for vulnerable kids, and who calls his people to “care for the orphan and the widow.”

James 1:27

*If you are part of a foster family, Foster Parents’ Night Out and the Foster & Adoptive Parents’ Support Group are regular opportunities to receive support and fellowship.

Foster Parents' Night Out

Serving Foster Families and Their Kids

Foster Parents’ Night Out (FPNO) provides foster parents one evening each month to care for themselves and their marriages while we care for their kids. We provide these foster kids a fun evening during which they experience God’s love and know their lives are valuable to Him.

Opportunities to Get Involved

Email Teri Schneider at teri@idcpdx.com for more info about:

Hospitality: Greet families and make kids feel welcome

Games: Facilitate and play games with kids

Arts and Crafts: Plan, create and run arts and crafts for kids

Meals: Plan and prepare meals

Security: Help keep kids safe and secure during the event

Embrace Oregon - DHS Support

On any given night, there are about 1,800 kids in foster care in Multnomah County. Portland’s East Branch DHS office manages about 450-500 of these kids at once. It’s also the hub for visitations in the county because of its size and centralized location.  Through our partnership with Embrace Oregon, we are coming alongside the East Branch DHS office to offer support and care.

Get Involved

To learn more about how you can get involved in advocacy, prayer and other ways, join our email list by contacting DHSpartners@idcpdx.com.

Bridge Builders

We help broken families mend by facilitating visitation play times at the church for parents with their children who have been removed by Child Welfare. We are looking for mature parents who are interested in helping us facilitate these play visits as a mentor and friend for struggling adults learning how to better parent their children.

Get Involved

We will happily train and equip you to join our team! For more information, email Nicole Timpani at nicolet@familyskillbuilders.org.

Foster and Adoptive Parent Support Group

Join us as we share dinner together as families meet for mutual encouragement and support. Anyone who is involved in foster care, adoption or providing respite for families is invited to attend. Child care will be provided. 2nd Fridays of each month at 6:00pm in Rm. 101.

For more info contact Mike Pinkerton at mikepinkerton4x4@gmail.com.