To all of our current and prospective foster parents,

Due to the current health orders of COVID-19, it is our priority to keep you and your family safe. At this time, foster parent prep courses have been postponed. In-person events have either been postponed or moved to an online format when possible.

There is still a great need for foster parents and now is the time to start a conversation about your journey.

We are so grateful you have the heart to foster and we look forward to connecting with you about fostering with Encourage. Please contact Heather Huebner, Recruiter and Engagement Specialist, at or 330-462-1118. You may also fill out the online inquiry form and Heather will follow up with you.

Encourage Foster Care and our family of ministries remain open during this uncharted time as our staff are among the frontline workers caring for others. Our foster care team is supporting foster families, completing home visits and helping kids and adults cope during this unsettling time.

Encourage staff are also currently working to bring you online opportunities for trainings to keep your foster license up-to-date as well as ways to introduce new families to Encourage. Please visit the events page or like us on Facebook for current information and check back with us often.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate this season, best care for kids from hard places, and strive to make a great impact for God’s Kingdom.