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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Foster Care

Mission: Our mission is to provide relevant training, resources and support to foster parents from a trauma-informed approach, giving them the skills and confidence to spark healing in vulnerable children.

Target demographics: foster and kinship families and children

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 1000 individuals.

Geographic areas served: the state of Colorado

Programs: free trauma-informed trainings and support groups with free childcare, as well as needed resources and supplies like cribs, car seats, mattresses, weighted blankets, etc.

Community Stories

76 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

During this difficult year as a foster family, I cannot say enough wonderful things about Foster Source. From providing training to respite to meals to a weighted blanket, they have helped my family in at least a dozen ways. Foster parenting is harder than I possibly could have imagined, but Foster Source has given us the support that we desperately needed to get through the hard days - and now things are so much better!!

Comments ( 1 )

FosterSource YOU are doing HARD work, and it is our pleasure to support you along the way. Thank you!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I cannot emphasize what a gift Foster Source is: a gift to foster parents, a gift to foster children - a call to what we should all be doing. The strategic way that this organization remains mission-focused while juggling the real life challenges of day-to-day, individualized service and compassion cannot be overstated. Thank you, Foster Source, for all you do.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Foster Source is hands down one of the greatest assets to foster parents! They not only provide fabulous trainings for foster parents, but also provide free childcare! They have been so instrumental in meeting so many needs for foster parents! They have provided food, bikes, beds, weighted blankets and so much more! We are so fortunate to be blessed by their vision to serve foster parents!

Crystal Osborne H.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Foster source has been a great blessing! Not only do they help you connect with other families & resources but they offer training and support for foster families.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Foster Source is one of our greatest partners and resources for the foster families we work with. We are honored to support and collaborate with them!! They are an invaluable resource!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I really love all the help they do to work with foster families!! They go above and beyond for the kiddos!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Everyone we have encountered with Foster Source has been amazing! We are foster parents in Littleton and with the current pandemic - things are rocky - just as they are for a lot of people. We have had 1-5 kiddos in our home and anytime we have needed anything - even amazing courses, resources or diapers, they are always there, ready to help! They are innovative and kind. I cannot say enough about this amazing organization. Thank you!! ❤️

Client Served

Rating: 5

We have been foster parents since 2018 and Foster Source has always been there to love and support us!! They work so hard for these kiddos and we feel so blessed to be part of their story.

mcketa8990

Client Served

Rating: 5

Foster Source helps foster familiess all over Colorado! They provide great resources, trainings and fun events!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

FosterSource is so great in the foster community for all of Colorado! We’ve personally gotten help from them with car seats when ours were stolen along with our car. They’ve offered many more times. I know they’ve helped so many of our foster families that we are friends with as well. Thank you so much!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

If you want to talk about a Non Profit going above and beyond for their community...than you want to talk about Foster Source!
Renee & Brian are some of the most giving people I have met! Thankful to have gotten to know these wonderful people, and to be able to be a part of their wonderful journey

Michelle L.8

Client Served

Rating: 5

Amazing, wonderful resource to foster families. Went above and beyond during COVID. Thank you for being my village.

Cynthia E.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Foster Source is a very valuable and valued non-profit!! They provide many services for foster parents that haven’t been available for years ! They are doing fantastic community work

Client Served

Rating: 5

Foster source knows what us foster parents need before we even know! I never signed up to receive the free freezer meals before this weekend. Today when my daughter asked me what's for dinner instead of that sinking feeling in my stomach, I smiled and pulled out a tasty crockpot meal. 3 minutes later, dinner was taken care of! Foster Source is a community of people who understand.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Love love love Foster Source!! Always ready to help with needed items and support. Our kiddo grew too fast out of the infant carrier car seat and they had the next size ready for us upon request. It even came with a great gift! Much needed in the moment, they are there to lend a hand and a listening ear!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Foster Source have a passion for foster care! Fostering can be hard sometimes, Foster Source takes so very much of that hardship away! If they see a need, they move mountains, I have seen the mountains move personally! Truly Foster Source is a blessing to any Foster parent or any foster child!

Client Served

Rating: 5

We love Foster Source they help us feel connected and valued. Being a foster parent can be a lonely journey at times and Foster Source serves as a bridge to connect us with each other, educate us in how to help our kiddos better, and provides material things to make our lives easier. We miss the in person connections but even during the pandemic they have gotten creative and found ways to continue to support us safely. My kids love the crock pot freezer meals they provide and I love them loving them and how easy they are. I know Foster Source is only a call away and that is so incredibly important.

Barb G.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

From continuing education to fun and helpful freezer meal distribution, everything Foster Source does is top notch. They genuinely care for us as we care for the littles. This is a phenomenal organization!

Client Served

Rating: 5

These guys are amazing. They provide so much information and resources. When we first got custody of my nephew and we were doing kinship care they loaded us up with diapers and wipes and through facebook I found so many resources through their colaborations and posts!

Maggie D.5

Client Served

Rating: 5

Foster Source is an amazing resource for foster families! Whether it’s diapers, premade dinners or trainings they do it all! They take some of the stress of fostering off of foster parents, which is huge!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Foster Source has been a huge blessing to our family. My wife and I foster and currently have 6 foster loves and 2 adopted kiddos. They have always been there for us whether it’s a meal I can quickly make or new snow boots for the kiddos they make being a foster parent easier! I don’t know what we would do without this amazing organization!

Kimberly Dugle C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Foster Source is absolutely amazing!!! I had 2 emergency placements and they were there for me with furniture, food, diapers, clothes, you name it!! They also help me with classes to support us!! What an amazing group if people. I feel so supported as a foster parent! Thank you!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I love the fact that foster source has a heart for foster parents! They work hard at getting stuff and giving stuff! They are helpful and kind! It is a 24 hr job being a foster parent and they care! God Bless

Client Served

Rating: 5

Foster source is seriously the best foster care non profit around! The work they do (providing diapers and clothes, meals, and free trainings) is invaluable and helps foster parents foster for longer.

Previous Stories

Client Served

Rating: 5

Foster source has been absolutely essential to my remaining a foster parent. Not only do they help with physical needs, they support foster parents emotional needs through regular support groups, with available child care

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Foster Source is very responsive and helped us get a bed fan for our kiddo in record time.
They are always there to help. I can’t imagine going through the fostering process without their assistance.

Trisha Heiser E.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Foster source is an amazing non profit that goes above and beyond to make sure that foster children are taken care of . Foster source truly cares about all of their children and families .

Linda Gaile W.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Foster Source is a phenomenal organization! Whether it’s helping a family in need of clothing, diapers, beds, monitors, windows, bottles, etc or providing free educational hours for licensing they are always willing to provide a helping hand to all foster families. Love Renee, Brian and all their helpers!! My husband and I are so grateful to this amazing organization!!

David P.9

Client Served

Rating: 5

Simply put...an amazing organization that connects foster parents with resources and connections to help kiddos live a love filled life. Love these guys and thanks for all you do!

Isis R.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Foster source goes out of their way to help foster parents. They will make you feel like family and seem like they are never tired. Awesome resource!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Foster Source has been there for us as we try to stay afloat as foster parents. We have been to several of their relevant and FREE trainings that include FREE childcare. We need 20 hours of trainings per year to remain certified as foster parents and we have 5 children, so this is an amazing resource. We also were able to take advantage of a special event they put on where foster parents can drop their children (biological, adopted, and foster) for 4 hours of FREE respite care. At pick-up, we were gifted 4 freezer meals and some clothing for our children. Foster parenting is isolating and tough, and Foster Source has helped us feel supported during the process.

Chandra A.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Foster Source has helped our family several ways. Like Donating diapers to us . when you have 4 kiddos in diapers it is a huge help. When Ive needed quick clothes to clothe little ones who came to us with nothing. A year ago in September we took on a sibling group of 2. We already had 2 kiddos 2 and under and were about to take on an 18 month old and 9 month old. I wasnt sure how we were going to get around with 4 babies. Foster Source immediately jumped into action. Not only did they donate a weighted blanket for my 18 month old. They also found a way to donate a 4 seated stroller. The kindness and generosity of foster source helped us grow our forever family. We have now adopted all 4 of those babies . Foster Source helped a hard transition for some very traumatized babies a lot easier into our now forever family. Thank you foster Source your amazing!!!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have seen them helping all different types of foster parents. It’s not easy to be a foster and get the resources you need to help children but they help bridge the gap!
I found them when I was looking at starting our own foster home and was overjoyed when I saw how much they supported the kids through expert trainings. Starting the process can be overwhelming and being a foster parent can be just as challenging. They are a light that helps guide

Kelly P.9

Client Served

Rating: 5

I can say first hand that Foster source is an amazing organization! We have attended several of their supportive training classes for FREE with Wonderful free childcare! they also provide many great resources to foster parents! We love foster source!

Tamarah G.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They are truly a blessing they helped when we had nothing to get our kiddos stuff they needed

Antoinette Castro J.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Unbelievably considerate non-profit that encourages and celebrates Foster Care! They put their money and heart into every family that is a part of the caring of these kids in need. Need a great organization to support- It’s right before your eyes “Foster Source”!

Client Served

Rating: 5

They are always available to help foster parents in many ways. They also provide valuable trainings.

Sandy W.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a foster/adoptive parent of children with medical and special needs. My licensure requires a certain number of training hours each year, but it's very difficult to get those training hours in person when most places will not provide child care for your medically fragile/special needs children.
Foster Source not only takes my kids (!!!) but also asks constantly what else they can do to help.
THAT is my foster parent tribe right there.♥️♥️♥️

Crystal P.5

Client Served

Rating: 5

They helped my incredibly anxious 14 year old daughter with funds to pay for equine therapy! This help made a tremendously positive impact on my daughters life! I am forever grateful.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Foster source is amazing. Trainings, support, self care, connections to resources ~ Foster Source does it all. Plus they are an outstanding voice advocating for foster children and families at the state level. We are truly grateful for this organization.

Peter F.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Easy, quick resource when a family needs an item, resource, or respite! My first line when I have a child in my home!!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Personally I can tell you that if you have a need for a child you are caring for and reach out to them they go above and beyond to help. If it's something that they have access to then they get it for you, if they don't have it and can't get it , they will direct you on who you can contact for help. They are all so positive and caring- in a very genuine way- you can definitely see it in their smiles

Rose M.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Foster Source has been amazing! They have provided me with free diapers + wipes since my kiddo came in June, and it has been wonderful knowing I don’t have to worry about that.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We are truly grateful for Foster Source. The support they give foster parents is amazing. Personally, they provide training along with child care. Foster parents need 20 hours of training to keep their certification. The training they provide is interesting and different. You always learn something. And to not have to worry about child care is incredible. They have paid for a zoo membership, diapers and a weighted blanket. Somethings they have done for other foster parents: beds, dressers, food, and find respite. Respite is when foster parents go on vacation and need someone to take care of your foster kiddos. They are a blessing to us foster parents and our foster kiddos. We love them.

Megan J.5

Client Served

Rating: 5

They not only deliver things to your house that has been donated for when you get home from the hospital with a newborn baby! They also do free trainings AND provide childcare which is huge for a single foster mom like me!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Foster source has been so helpful and supportive with my hard to handle child. Could not have done it without thrm

Tori S.3

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Foster Source is the premier source for foster parent support in the Denver Area. I thoroughly enjoyed the trainings and respite events I have attended and their Facebook page makes me so happy to see our community coming together to support new placements. We love foster source!

Jennifer D.11

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great support for the foster care community!! Thank you for always standing in the gap.

Christina S.6

Client Served

Rating: 5

I’m so thankful for Foster Source when we have had an emergency placements. Especially when we’ve not had little ones in our care since our own children were little. We didn’t have everything on hand to open our hearts and home. However, we knew we could say yes because of Foster Source.

Rachel Hite E.

Donor

Rating: 5

Foster Source is an incredible addition to our community. They have created resources for foster families that allow them to care for and understand their foster children better. Their love and concern for the foster children in Colorado is incredible.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a former caseworker. Foster Source helps foster families in a way that the counties still are not able. They organize excellent trainings and can get real time support and resources for foster families in need of items and respite care!

Coray W.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Foster Source is the best! When I needed to graduate my foster son to a bigger bed from a toddler bed, they provided a bunk bed immediately. They also sent us a weighted blanket which has been life changing for two of my foster kids. They are such a gift and I am so grateful!

Shawna Freiberg M.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Foster Source provided us with many free diapers when we had multiple placements in diapers!

Client Served

Rating: 5

We are so lucky to have Foster Source in our community. Thank you so much for all you do and your tireless efforts to improve the life of Foster Children and Foster families! We couldn’t do it without you guys!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Foster Source is a wonderful asset to our communities! They have reached out to offer services for foster families that are in need. Blessing the foster families with classes or items needed or just even a listening ear. In return it only strengthens the families which is so incredibly great for the foster children. Thank you Foster Source for blessing us with your services.

Lori Fish M.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Fostering is wonderful and hard! Often you have to figure it all out on your own. With Foster Source we foster parents are not alone! They are always there you lend a hand, someone to lean on, a friend to say they are with you. Foster Source can and does help. Simply amazing. In 18 years of fostering Foster Source brings so much comfort to Foster parents.

Charity Joy H.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Foster Source has helped us with providing special request items for our foster kids. Such a great organization and we are blessed to have them!

Melinda Sue C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We are a Foster Family that was connected with Foster Source through our county. Whenever we get a new placement they are quick with an encouraging message and a box of diapers or can of formula too. Foster Source is an amazing program that continues to love on the babies that hang out in our crew. :)

Client Served

Rating: 5

Foster Source is a fabulous resource for foster families and foster children, offering up not only trainings, support group and special events but connections and a community. Foster Source is headed by a foster-adoptive family that understands that knowledgeable and supported foster families are successful foster families.

Fun fact: My (soon-to-be) adopted daughter came to me from a Foster Source connection. I provided respite care to her, after meeting her previous foster family at Foster Source, and when she needed to be moved, because of our already established relationship, she moved to me. Without Foster Source, I never would have found my daughter!

Becca L.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was working on my first placement and being able to have the basic items to take care of the kiddo. They were great helping me obtain some of the things I needed. I’m eternally grateful for their help and time they offered.

Stephanie G.8

Client Served

Rating: 5

Foster source has been amazing to us! They have found and provided us with multiple carseats when needed. And most recently have gotten us weighted blankets for 4 of our 8 kids! The support groups and classes are also amazing and so helpful.

Ash Archer L.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Amazing non profit!! We have 5 kids 5 and under and they helped us get a triple stroller as well as helping get new mattresses when we took in a sibling set.

Rhonda D.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Foster source is an amazing life line for families and kids. They bridge the gap for foster families in ways that equip us to keep going. From free trainings (with free childcare!!), to diapers, to respite events, they really show that they care about families so much! The founders are some of the kindest and most relatable people too.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Foster Source truly cares about foster families and bends over backwards to consistently help families with the resources they need to be great. I have taken several of the trainings they’ve offered and have loved not only the content but the fact that my foster daughter is in good hands with an experienced childcare volunteer. Did I mention all of their trainings with childcare are FREE??? Love their energy, enthusiasm and dedication to making fostering easier. Thanks Foster Source!

Jennifer V.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

Foster Source has been amazing with reaching our needs as foster parents, educationally and with items we’ve needed. They respond quickly as possible and the service they’ve provided has always been kind and courteous.

Paul S.8

Client Served

Rating: 5

Foster Source has been a great resource to us who are fostering/kinship care. The amount of classes they provide, for free, that cover a vast amount of topics that relate to being a foster parent, parenting classes, parenting classes for kids with medical needs, mental health classes. On top of all that, they provide free child care, so we can attend these classes with ease, and as a bonus, we get 2 hours, for each class we attend, that counts toward our annual foster care recertification. The amount of work they do outside of classes, helping with finding respite requests, items needed, clothes needed, you name it, they seem to find a way to do it. Foster Source and their team of volunteers are truly remarkable people.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The support they give to Foster parents in Colorado is so huge for the community! They offer free trainings for foster parents that always include childcare, and they help connect foster parents with much needed resources. As a foster parent myself, they have offered so much help to us, we are more prepared to help more kids!

Kelsey G.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I worked for a child placement agency (CPA) and Foster Source helped so many of my families! Every time one of my families needed something that we couldn’t provide I pointed them in the direction of Foster Source and they were able to help almost every time! Renee was also helpful to me when I needed advice or a resource to help my families. One in particular I think of first was when my family needed advice about the adoption they were going through. Renee used her connections to help us find a lawyer that had been through a similar case as my family and felt comfortable giving them advice!
Such an amazing organization!