Support Groups

Social workers, foster parent trainers, and health care professionals are also available as resources to help both foster parents and children adapt and flourish. In addition, Anoka County has a number of support groups who have meetings where foster providers can talk with others who are also caring for foster children.

Foster Care Support Group

Support group for licensed foster care providers are held at the following locations: 

The second Tuesday of the month from 10:00am-11:30am.  Support group is being held at Advent Lutheran Church: 540 E. River Road, Anoka MN. During the summer months this support group is held at Lion's Coon Creek Park: 1664 119th Ave NW, Coon Rapids, MN. Please RSVP to Rachele Green 763.324.1285 or email at [email protected]

The third Tuesday of the month from 10:00am-11:30am.  Support group is being held at Glen Cary Church: 15531 Central Ave. NE, Ham Lake, MN.  Please RSVP to Mikki Harris 763.324.1891 or email at [email protected]  OR Cassie Bertelsen 763.324.1866 or email at [email protected]

The third Thursday of the month from 6:00pm-7:30pm.  Support group is being held at Family of Christ Lutheran Church: 16345 Polk Street NE, Ham Lake, MN.  Please RSVP to Heather Anderson 763.324.1226 or email at [email protected] 

**Please note you must RSVP to all support groups to ensure there will be child care.**