Every foster parent in the state is a member of a local support group. These “Clusters” meet monthly and bring together 15–50 foster, adoptive, kinship, and specific care families.
“Our Cluster feels more like an extended family, and the strength we receive from other foster parents could not be found anywhere else. We can reach out to each other, because we know the other members of our Cluster have been in our situation or are there now.” — Foster Parent
Parents who attend their Cluster meetings make new friends, share caregiving experiences, and have access to in-cluster training that counts towards their re-licensing minimums. In addition to real-world Clusters, our region hosts an e-cluster on Facebook for state-licensed foster families.