Foster Change believes that every foster, kinship and adoptive family needs and deserves support. We also understand that each family’s situation and needs are unique.


Please choose a support group time and location that meet your needs: 

(we are committed to keeping this list up to date, but please feel free to reach out to each contact to confirm)

Department Sponsored Support Groups:

Host: Clark County – Fostering Voices, Support Connection, DFS Staff members
Location: Child Haven, enter behind Peggy’s Attic 701 N Pecos Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89101
Focus: general group support
Date: every 4th Wednesday Evening
Time: 5:30-7:00pm
Childcare provided: yes, please rsvp to 702-455-0181
Relicensing credits provided: info pending
Notes: Must RSVP for childcare
Contact: 702-455-0181


Host: Rural Nevada Counties DCFS – Caregiver Corner
Location: Virtual, Microsoft Teams meeting, Click here to join the meeting , Meeting ID: 217 959 700 112, Passcode: egRbJu
Focus: This group is open to all licensed homes, general or relative, in the rurals. We focus on connection, support, feedback and some brief psychoeducation on TBRI skills!
Date: 1st Wednesday of every month
Time: 8:00pm
Relicensing credits provided: info pending
Contact: Shelby.Riley@dcfs.nv.gov

Kinship Family Support Groups:

Host: Foster Kinship
Location: Canyon Ridge Christian Church, 6200 W Lone Mountain Rd, Las Vegas, Nevada 89130
Focus: kinship caregivers, adoptive parents and guardians welcome; we have a group for your teens at the same time!
Date: every 2nd Tuesday Evening
Time: 6-730pm
Meal provided: snacks only
Childcare provided: yes, please rsvp to 702-546-9988 plus we have a facilitated group for your teens at the same time!
Relicensing credits provided: yes, 1 hour
Notes: Meet in Info Center
Contact: Sasha Ritchie – 702-546-9988 or sasha@fosterkinship.org


Host: Foster Kinship – for Spanish Speakers
Location: Foster Kinship Office, 8691 W Sahara Ave Las Vegas, NV 89117
Focus: kinship parenting for Spanish speaking families
Date: every 3rd Tuesday afternoon
Time: 1-2pm
Childcare provided: yes, please rsvp to 702-546-9988
Relicensing credits provided: yes, 1 hour
Contact: Sandy Vargas – 702-546-9988 or sandy@fosterkinship.org


Host: Foster Kinship – For Kinship Kids Ages 5-11
Location: Foster Kinship Office, 8691 W Sahara Ave Las Vegas, NV 89117
Focus: For Kinship Kids – social/emotional development, academic support, self-help and coping skills
Date: Monthly on the first Tuesday
Time: 5-7pm
Meal provided: snacks only
Notes: Space is Limited, RSVP please by contacting below:
Contact: 702-546-9988 or Click here to sign up: https://forms.gle/ymMwd6jVPwhakJxF6


Host: Foster Kinship
Location: Whitney Ran Recreation Center, Room B
Focus: Caregiver 2 Caregiver – kinship caregivers, adoptive parents and guardians welcome
Date: Monthly on the second Thursday
Time: 6-7:30pm
Meal provided: snacks only
Childcare provided: no, but children are welcome
Relicensing credits provided: yes, 1 hour
Notes: Meet in Room B
Contact: Stacey Galka – 702-546-9988 or stacey@fosterkinship.org


Host: Foster Kinship – For Kinship Youth Ages 12-17
Location: Foster Kinship Office, 8691 W Sahara Ave Las Vegas, NV 89117
Focus: For Kinship Youth – strategies and coping mechanisms, self-care and mindfulness
Date: Monthly on the third Tuesday
Time: 5-7pm
Meal provided: snacks only
Contact: 702-546-9988 or Click here to sign up: https://forms.gle/ymMwd6jVPwhakJxF6


Raise The Future Support Group:

Host: Raise the Future
Location: Virtual
Focus: Trust-Based Relational Intervention®
Date: 2nd Thursday of each month
Time: 6-7:30pm
Notes: Pre-requisite: To attend support group, you must first complete the TBRI: Intro/Overview class. To ensure effective training, the number of participants is limited. This training takes place during 2 different times that build on each other.
Attendance is required at both times to complete the class.
Contact cindy@fosterchangecc.org or the emails below to find next class dates:

Contact: nvfamilysupport@raisethefuture.org or visit www.raisethefuture.org for more info


Virtual Support:

Host: Foster Kinship Staff – Open to ALL Caregivers, not just Kinship!
Location: Virtual
Focus: The Connected Caregiver Support Group
Date: Monthly on the first Thursday
Time: 6pm
Notes: For access to join meeting, click: Click to Join

Password: kinship
Contact: familyadvocate@fosterkinship.org


Host: Foster Kinship Staff – Open to ALL Caregivers, not just Kinship!
Location: Virtual
Focus: Trauma-Informed Parenting Strategies (T.I.P.S) In Person & Online Support Group
Date: Monthly on the third Thursday
Time: 6pm
Notes: For access to join meeting, click: Click to Join

Password: kinship
Contact: familyadvocate@fosterkinship.org


Host: Foster Kinship Staff – Open to ALL Caregivers, not just Kinship!
Location: Virtual
Focus: Managing Difficult Behaviors Virtual Support Group
Date: Monthly on the fourth Tuesday
Time: 6pm
Notes: For access to join meeting, click: Click to Join

Password: kinship
Contact: familyadvocate@fosterkinship.org


Host: Nevada Families for FASD Awareness
Location: Virtual
Focus: FASD support
Date: currently first Monday of each month:
Time: 7pm to 8pm
Notes: For access to join meeting, click: Join Zoom Meeting


Host: Center for FASD Parent Support Group
Location: Virtual
Focus: FASD support
Date/Time: Every 2nd Tuesday of the month from 4-5pm AND Every 4th Monday of the month from 7:30-8:30am
Notes: For access to join meeting, click: Join Zoom Meeting
https://ohioguidestone-org.zoom.us/j/2806068683
 
Meeting ID: 280 606 8683

Password: support
Contact: terra.smith@ohioguidestone.org



Faith Based Support Groups:

Host: Fostering Hope LV
Location: Hope Church LV, 870 E Cactus Ave, Las Vegas, Nevada 89183
Focus: Foster, Adoptive, Kinship, Guardianship
Date: every Wednesday Evening
Time: 6-8pm
Meal provided: light refreshments
Childcare provided: yes, rsvp to carly@thehublv.com at least 24 hours prior to group
Contact: Carly Souza – 702-763-3717 or carly@thehublv.com


Host: Fostering Hope LV
Location: Virtual
Focus: Foster, Adoptive, Kinship, Guardianship
Date: upcoming: for upcoming dates, please email contact listed
Notes:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82827162142?pwd=MWg4K1o1WDJuRzBHUWwrV0gwT20vUT09
Contact: Morgan Couchman @ morgan@thehublv.com



Host: Olive Crest, supported by Anchored in Faith Fostering Ministry at Calvary Chapel
Location: Olive Crest, 4285 N Rancho Drive Suite 160, Las Vegas, NV 89130
Focus: for families interested in foster care and those already providing care in any way, licensed or not.
Date: 2nd Saturday of each month
Time: 4pm
Childcare provided: yes, in partnership with Calvary Chapel Lone Mountain MUST RSVP
Relicensing credits provided: yes
Contact: Ishana Lennard – 775-553-8774 or ishanalennard@gmail.com or scan this QR code:


Hannah’s Closet North

Support Group for Foster, Adoptive, & Kinship Families

When: Friday, January 26, 6:30-8:30pm (Fourth Friday of every month)
Location: Canyon Ridge Church
6200 W Lone Mountain Rd Las Vegas NV 89130
Room 110

Please join us for support group. Free childcare available birth-12 years old. All parents in Foster, Adoptive, and Kinship families are welcome. Trusted space to talk with other parents about your foster, adoptive, and kinship journey. Help other families with what they are going through. Join us for laughter, friendship, sometimes there are even tears, but most of all ~ there is SUPPORT!