The mission of the SCFPA is to help the community become aware of abuse and neglect through public awareness, educate foster parents to better serve the children of Summit County, build a positive relationship with Summit County Children Services, recruit members of our community to help fill the need for foster parents in our county, encourage participation of current members to support activities of the SCFPA and to support retention of foster parents through education, emotional support and building positive relationships among foster parents.
A county where children feel loved and thrive, and caregivers are fully empowered and recognized as expert partners in fostering healthy families.
You’re Not In It Alone. We’re Here To Help!
As a foster parent in Summit County, you play an incredibly important role in the lives of foster children in our community. The Summit County Foster Parent Association (SCFPA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people like you who give of their time, energy, and resources to provide a home for these vulnerable children.
We’ll put you in touch with an entire community of people who understand what it takes to be a foster parent. Every month, we host a meeting that allows foster parents to connect, share experiences, and learn from one another. These meetings also provide foster parents with opportunities for ongoing training and educational support.
In addition to connecting you with people who care, we provide invaluable practical support through an exchange warehouse that makes clothes, toys, baby items, and even some furniture available to foster families. We also provide social activities throughout the year. Not only will you get a chance to meet other foster parents, but your foster children will have the opportunity to meet and interact with other children who know what it’s like to be in the foster system.
The Association also advocates for the special issues and needs of foster families at the local and state levels, helping to ensure you get the long-term support you need to succeed.
Thank you for everything you do! We know that foster parenting can be an incredibly rewarding experience. We also know that it is extremely challenging at times. SCFPA is here to provide you with the resources and support you need to make every day a successful day as a foster parent.