Fostering Connections Meet-Ups 

Foster care providers often report that the most important and useful support they have found is that of other foster care providers. Being able to connect with others who are in similar situations is very important. 

Support Groups

Anoka County facilitates 2 “Fostering Connections” Meet Ups every month, one on a weekday morning and one on a weekday evening. These groups are a time for you to meet and connect with other providers, as well as time for children to meet and connect. Childcare for ages 0-18 and snacks or a meal are provided at every meet-up, please bring your own drinks. Providers receive emails every month with information about up-coming meetings.

Meet-Up Locations

Dates are subject to change due to holiday schedules, please RSVP to the facilitators of each group to confirm dates and to allow us to prepare for adequate childcare and food. 

Summer groups are often held at nearby parks, please watch for email notifications regarding details.

These confidential groups are for Anoka County child foster care providers only.

Morning Group

Day: Second Tuesday of each month
Time: 10:00am - 11:30am
Location: Advent Lutheran Church, 540 E. River Road, Anoka, MN 55303

Childcare and light snacks are provided.  Please bring your own beverages. 

Please RSVP to or

Evening Group

Day: Third Monday of each month
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Oak Haven Church, 1555 Constance Blvd, Ham Lake, MN 55304

Childcare and a pizza dinner are provided. Please bring your own beverages. 

Please RSVP to or