Your Source for Peer Support

Clusters bring together foster, adoptive, kinship, and specific care families all around the state. Parents who attend their cluster gatherings make new friends, share experiences, and have access to in-person training that counts towards their annual re-licensing training requirements. Our clusters are organized by region. Find the group that works best for your family—maybe it’s the one closest to your home or it’s the one with a schedule that best matches your own. We’ve found that parents who are able to attend their local gatherings regularly build the relationships and skills that will help them through their foster parenting journey.

Our local support group 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 families are in or have been in our situation.

- Foster Parent

Serving Box Elder, Cache, Davis, Morgan, Rich, & Weber Counties.

  • Cache Valley — Facilitated by Jessie in Logan
  • Box Elder — Facilitated by Ashley in Brigham City
  • Ogden — Facilitated by Millie in Ogden
  • Weber West — Facilitated by Heather in Clearfield
  • North Davis Co — Facilitated by Jennifer in Clearfield
  • South/Central Davis Co — Facilitated by Mandi in Bountiful
  • Spanish-speaking North — Facilitated by Gaby in Ogden

Maegen Bernardo — (385) 333-7187 — manages the groups for this part of the state.

Serving Salt Lake & Tooele Counties.

  • Salt Lake Metro — Facilitated by Rachel H in Salt Lake City
  • Kearns/Magna/WVC — Facilitated by Kylie in Kearns & Magna
  • Sandy/Draper — Facilitated by Janet in Sandy & Draper
  • Southwest Valley — Facilitated by Heather in South Jordan, Riverton, & Herriman
  • West Jordan — Facilitated by Ruthann in West Jordan
  • Murray/Midvale/East Salt Lake — Facilitated by Nan & Marcos in Murray
  • Tooele — Facilitated by Stephanie & Blair in Tooele
  • Spanish-speaking Salt Lake — Facilitated by Ruth in Murray
  • LGBTQ+ Salt Lake — Facilitated by Adrienne in Murray

Tina Porter —(801) 783-4655 — manages the groups for this part of the state.

Serving Juab, Millard, Summit, Utah, & Wasatch Counties.

  • North Utah Co — Facilitated by Jessica in American Fork & Eagle Mountain
  • Central Utah Co — Facilitated by Beth in Orem & Provo
  • South Utah Co — Facilitated by Teresa in Spanish Fork & Payson
  • Wasatch & Summit — Facilitated by Jennifer in Park City & Heber City
  • Post-adoption — Facilitated by Ronnett & Anna in Orem
  • Kinship — Facilitated by Carmen in Orem

Heidi Naylor — (801) 462-0747 — manages the groups for this part of the state.

Serving Carbon, Daggett, Duchesne, Emery, Grand, San Juan, & Uintah Counties.

  • Uintah Basin — Facilitated by Jessica in Vernal & Roosevelt
  • Carbon & Emery — Facilitated by Dawn & Janarie in Price & Orangeville
  • Grand & San Juan — Facilitated by Audrena & Kaitlyn in Moab & Blanding

Adriana Gardiner — (970) 314-0361 — manages the groups for this part of the state.

Serving Beaver, Garfield, Iron, Kane, Piute, Sanpete, Sevier, Washington, & Wayne Counties.

  • St George — Facilitated by Shelly in St George
  • Cedar City — Facilitated by Vicki in Cedar City
  • Richfield — Facilitated by Holly in Richfield
  • Manti — Facilitated by Michelle in Manti
  • Post-adoption — Facilitated by Tifiny in St George

Diane Callister — (435) 216-3297 — moderates the group for Washington, Iron, Kane, Garfield, and Beaver counties. Marissa Douglas — (435) 979-2233 — moderates the group for Sevier, Sanpete, Wayne, and Piute counties.

Upcoming group gatherings are listed in each issue of the Foster Roster—download your region’s today.

The Support You Carry with You

Our region-focused Facebook groups bring state-licensed foster parents together for support, encouragement, and friendly banter. We also have facebook clusters that serve Post-adoption, LGBTQ, Native families, and Familias Hispañas/Latinas.

For privacy reasons, these groups are by invitation only. Please contact the region staff moderator below to be invited.

Northern RegionMaegen Bernardo — (385) 333-7187

Serving Box Elder, Cache, Davis, Morgan, Rich, & Weber Counties.

Salt Lake RegionTina Porter — (801) 783-4655

Serving Salt Lake & Tooele Counties.

Western RegionHeidi Naylor — (801) 462-0747

Serving Juab, Millard, Summit, Utah, & Wasatch Counties.

Eastern RegionKobi Prettyman — (435) 636-0210

Serving Carbon, Daggett, Duchesne, Emery, Grand, & San Juan Counties.

Southwest RegionDiane Callister — (435) 216-3297 — moderates the group for Washington, Iron, Kane, Garfield, and Beaver counties. Marissa Douglas — (435) 979-2233 — moderates the group for Sevier, Sanpete, Wayne, and Piute counties.

Serving Beaver, Garfield, Iron, Kane, Piute, Sanpete, Sevier, Washington, & Wayne Counties.

Specific Clusters