Support Groups / Respite Events

Free Support Groups

Parent & Older Youth Support Groups

Any parent will tell you that foster care and adoption takes more than love, it takes skill, too! We offer a variety of skills-building support groups, free for parents and older youth. They are held at the Foster & Adoption Resource Center (1750 S. Brentwood Blvd., Ste. 210, St. Louis, MO 63144). You must register to attend by contacting Nickie Steinhoff at 800.FOSTER.3 (314.367.8373) x2235. For upcoming parent and older youth Support Groups dates, please check our calendar.

Free Respite Events

We realize how hard you work to be the greatest foster parent you can be. For that reason, we hold periodic free respite events to give you some time to yourself. Registration is based on a lottery. Please see below or check our events calendar for details on the next Parents’ Day Out event. Registration IS REQUIRED at all of these respite events.  Acceptance is based on a lottery. To register your child(ren) for the lottery, please contact Nickie Steinhoff at 800.FOSTER.3 (314.367.8373).