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Support groups and ongoing training are available for foster and adoptive parents across Pima and Maricopa counties. Training classes may be taken for CEU as noted. Please click the “View Calendar” button in the left sidebar and sort by Arms of Love Foster Care to see all available classes and events.Pima County Support GroupsPima County TrainingMaricopa County Support GroupsMaricopa County Training
Foster Family Support Group3rd Friday of each month, 6:30 PMDesert Son Community Church5250 W. Cortaro Rd, “B” buildingsTucson, AZ 85742Childcare is provided, and the group is facilitated by Bruce and Tawnya Groen and Thea Gilbert (juvenile court attorney). All licensed foster families are invited. New or veteran families, this is a great way to spend time with other foster families and gain insight into the unique issues and challenges our families face.
More Than a BedAvailable upon appointment4550 N. Flowing Wells Road, Unit #163Tucson, AZ 85705
More Than A Bed is a resource center for foster and adoptive families. We connect families with the resources they need to fulfill God’s call to help the orphans. Our desire is to be the hands and feet of Jesus. Foster families can contact More Than A Bed through their Facebook page or by phone at (520) 428-5280 to set up an appointment to visit the resource center and get any needed supplies.
More Than a Bed also offers trainings that qualify as Continuing Education Units for foster parents. Find the trainings online at morethanabed.org, or email email@example.com.
Foster or Forever Support GroupEvery Wednesday (weekly), 6:30 PMVictory Worship Center, Music Room (NE corner of main building)2561 W. Ruthrauff RdTucson, AZ 85705Foster and adoptive families welcome! Childcare is available at the church– if you plan on attending please RSVP to Daphne McKee. If families would like to share a meal prior to the group, please arrive at 6:00 PM (otherwise, the group will begin at 6:30 PM). Daphne’s contact information is (520) 720-8388 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Desert Fire CPR & First Aiddesertfirecpr.com(520) 440-4277
Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 5:30 PM3834 E. 5th St. (5th and Alvernon)
Saturdays, 9:00 AM655 N. Alvernon #202
AzFams Foster/Adopt Support Group1st Friday of each month, 9 AM – 12 PM &3rd Sunday of each month, 3-5 PMCentral Christian Glendale8600 W. Glendale Ave.Glendale AZ (map)
Please contact Steve & Lynn Blevins at WVFASGinfo@cox.net or (623) 341-3655.
Harvest Community Church Support Group Support GroupOn break for summer; call to see when group will resumeHarvest Community Church3065 S. EllsworthMesa, AZ 85212 (map)
We welcome all foster, adoptive and prospective foster/adoptive parents to join us. Childcare is available but you must pre-register by emailing email@example.com or text (480) 518-1766.
Scottsdale/North Phoenix Foster Support Group1st & 3rd Tuesdays of the month, 6:30 – 8:00 PMScottsdale Bible Church, Room D1057601 E. Shea BlvdScottsdale, AZ 85260 (map)We would love to see your smiling faces at our support group! Get some much needed support and understanding from the rest of us as we encourage each other in our foster care journeys! Training hours available for this meeting. Please RSVP for free childcare ASAP to firstname.lastname@example.org or (602) 374-4501.
East Valley Adoption/Foster Care Support Group2nd Tuesday of each month, 6 – 8 PM2 Rivers Church645 N. Gilbert Rd., Ste 180Gilbert, AZ 85234 (in shopping center south of the Big Lots). (map)
Childcare is provided with RSVP. Meetings will continue year-round. Contact Rebecca at (480) 964-4463 or email@example.com.
Surprise Foster/Adoptive Support Group2nd Saturday of each month, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PMPalm Vista Church17475 W. Bell Rd.Surprise, AZ 85379 (map)
If you are able to attend please email the names and ages of your children so that we can provide adequate childcare! Childcare is free! Please contact Crystal at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please call (800) 678-0648 for details about a Mesa-area training.