Foster Wear Foster Wear is a program of participating Alaska businesses who offer a discount on clothing to licensed foster families and unlicensed kinship families to assist in providing quality clothing to children and youth in care.
Resource Family Advisory Board consists of resource family, community partners and staff from the State of Alaska Office of Children's Services and provides a forum of communication between Alaska's resource families and OCS.
Financial Guide for Newly Licensed Foster Parents This guide outlines the financial supports and procedures for new foster parents, but is a good reminder for experienced resource families as well! Covers clothing vouchers, child care support, Medicaid, the foster care payment, and request for special funds.
Keeping in Touch This handout offers practical strategies for more effective communication with your child’s caseworker.
IFoster Through joining iFoster, resource parents and youth gain access to discounts and resources. Membership is free.
Fostering Families Today Produces a bimonthly magazine filled with good information about fostering and adopting issues
Beacon Hill A faith based organization in Anchorage and the Mat Su that serves Alaska’s children in foster care and children at risk of going into foster care. Provide supervised visitation, ongoing support of families, Safe Families for Children and coming soon, the Heart Gallery for recruitment of adoptive families.
Also check out the ACRF Training Calendars for Listing of Other Events
North Pole/Fairbanks Foster Family Get together (support/informational group) meets 2nd Sunday of each month at 1PM at the North Pole Pizza Hut. RSVP to Sabrina at Sabrina@owsleys.net to make sure time and place hasn’t changed.
Statewide Foster and Adoptive Parent Support Group meets the third Thursday of each month via zoom. Check out our Virtual Training Calendar for the next meeting location and time.
Kinship Family Support The Kinship Family Program through Volunteers of America has regular support groups and activities for Alaskans who are caring for family members. (907-522-9866 or visit www.voaak.org for more information).
Alaska Adoptive and Foster Moms is a closed group open to families in Alaska.
Interior Alaska Foster Care Families is a great resource for support from both foster and adoptive families in the Interior of Alaska, though they are open to families from around the state.
Southeast Alaska Foster Care Families Another regional group focusing on supporting foster families in the Southeast panhandle of Alaska. This is also a closed group open only to foster families, former foster families, or families in the process of being licensed.
Alaska Family Directory Disability and School Resources from around the state
Alaska 211 211 is a statewide telephone and webbased system that connects people with needed human services through an easy to remember number. Information is also available online at www.alaska211.org. Call 2-1-1 or 1-800-478-2221 Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm to or visit our website 24/7 when you need help finding help. It's free and confidential.