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We are Families Helping Families

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OUR INTRODUCTION

We Are Families Helping Families please join us

We bring the voice of lived experience to the foster care table. We are current and former caregivers working with others to develop programs that support families with children impacted by foster care.

Upcoming Events

august, 2022

04aug1:00 pm7:00 pmCFSF Lake Days1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

09aug8:00 pm9:00 pmEvent OverVirtual EventFPAWS Board Meeting8:00 pm – 9:00 pm Event Type :FPAWS

09aug8:00 pm9:00 pmVirtual EventCaregiver Conversations8:00 pm – 9:00 pm Event Type :Online Talk,Support Group – online

13aug9:00 am4:00 pmEvent OverCANCELLED – Vancouver Regional ConferenceCaregiver Conference9:00 am – 4:00 pm City Harvest Church, 8100 NW 9th AveEvent Type :FPAWS,In-person Training,TrainingTime has run out, Please watch for future events.

23aug8:00 pm9:00 pmVirtual EventFPAWS Support Call8:00 pm – 9:00 pm Event Type :FPAWS,Online Talk,Support Group – onlineThis event ends in..

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Family Time Network supervisors spent 34,236 minutes and 19,529.9 miles driven transporting children

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FPAWS Volunteers Staff spent 2692 hours in meetings last year.

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Our support staff spent 7439 minutes last year supporting families. Tuesday and Wednesday are the most popular days to receive calls.

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We provide 152 of possible education hours each year for families

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TESTIMONIALS

What They Say

To whom it may concern, My family and our foster child attended the conference. We have nothing but great things to say about it. The education provided to us was very helpful. However, the most valuable thing that my family took away from this event was that. It provided a place for our son and others to have being in foster care the norm. I overheard a 12 year old boy asking another boy about why they are in foster care so casually. That conversation wouldn't happen in normal day life. That was truly impactful for me. Thank you!

- Brennan Mayfield

My wife and I have been fostering children here in Washington State for 14 years. We started as a kinship family and then became licensed foster parents in 2010, after falling in love with making a difference in the lives of the children we serve. We were introduced to FPAWS during that transition, which has been an incredible support and phenomenal pillar to us and the foster community.

- Mr. Leon Evans

Dear FPAWS, I am so thankful to attend and participate in seminars offered by the Foster Parent Association of Washington State. It takes a lot of courage and patience to be a relative care provider. There are a lot of complications and pressures when you take relative children. Thank you again for being an advocate, guide and mentor for relative caretakers who love and care for the children entrusted to their care!

- Chryss James

FPAWS is a unique agency whose advocacy is child centered and strength based. It is true that FPAWS is a support to foster parents, but also grounded in”best practice” for children. Having the approach allows FPAWS to meet foster parent where they are and help them strengthen and improve practice.

- Mark Fullington
    Why Support FPAWS

    Our Goal

    is to Improve the World of Foster Care as Families Helping Families

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    Tracy Freckleton

    Upcoming FPAWS Events

    Upcoming events for FPAWS Online Events IART August 16&17 dates changed TBD IART October 26&27 IART January 17&19 6:00-9:00 PM In Person Training  Vancouver Regional

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