Due to COVID, DFPS has restricted travel and large group indoor gatherings.
About Foster Parent Night Out
Foster Parent Night Out is a free program that gives current foster parents a short break from the day-to-day challenges that arise when raising foster children. This event welcomes parents to register their foster children, adopted children, and biological children. During the event, children are able to engage in a variety of activities under the supervision of certified respite care providers and additional childcare volunteers.
How do I register my children to attend?
Agape Ranch partners with local child-placing agencies (CPAs) and caseworkers to invite current foster families in the Coastal Bend to this program. If you are a current foster family that would like to participate in our Foster Parent Night Out program, please contact your child-placing agency or caseworker to get registered.
If your child-placing agency or caseworker is not familiar with this program, please contact our Program Coordinator, Jessica Blakeslee via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How can I best support this program?
This program does not function without the participation and support of the local community! Below are three ways you can best support this program:
1.Become a Respite Care Provider
Respite Care Providers (RCPs) are the heartbeat of this program. Children and youth in foster care are required to receive care from certified individuals. As a RCP, you undergo training and CPR/First Aid certifications to ensure short-term high quality care for foster children.
Ready to register? Click the form below for details about our next training.
In addition to Respite Care Providers, we are always looking for passionate childcare volunteers to join this program. During Foster Parent Night Out, volunteers are paired with an RCP to assist and learn more about serving vulnerable children.
To learn more about volunteering, fill out the below form.
3.Sponsor or Partner
Local community partners allow this program to grow and develop with excellence! If you are a local organization, business, or church that is interested in contributing to the following needs of this program, please contact Jessica Blakeslee, Program Coordinator via email at email@example.com.
Host a Foster Parent Night Out (Must be a local church with appropriate space to accommodate up to 40 children and youth.)
Contribute a Meal