Parent Support Groups and Mentors

support healing handsFor parents, there is no better support than connecting with others who have walked in your shoes.  The Coalition supports and coordinates volunteer and agency-led parent support groups for foster, adoptive and kinship parents throughout the state.

To see if there is a parent support group in your county or area, visit our Online Directory of Foster Care and Adoption Agencies and Services in New York State

Upcoming Parent Support meetings can also be found listed on our event calendar.

Sometimes, geography, circumstance or time make attending a parent support group not feasible.  In these cases, the Coalition can try to identify an experienced foster or adoptive parent in your area to serve as a mentor. 

Want to start a parent support group or need a mentor, contact Amy Drayer, our Foster and Kinship Specialist, at 646-688-4321 or

In this section you will find information to help you with parent group development/management activities and resources for parent group projects/programs.

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