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Events & Trainings


Have you felt God may be calling you to foster? 

There is a great need for families to say YES to opening their homes to children in need. If you are looking to foster or foster to adopt, then Encourage Foster Care is a wonderful fit for you. 

Our Pre-Service Courses are 24-hours of trauma-focused training over two weekends that equips you to be licensed foster parents. These are held throughout the year with a focus on Trust-based Relational Intervention (TBRI). 

Foster Parent Info Meeting


Sunday, July 21 • 4pm


The Sub Station, 116 High Street Wadsworth, OH 44281 

This event is perfect for potential foster parents who simply want to know more about fostering with Encourage. Registration is appreciated to make sure there's food for everyone.

August 2024 Foster Parent Pre-Service Course


Saturday, Aug 10 • 9am-3pm & Sunday, Aug 11 • 1-7pm
Saturday, Aug 17 • 9am-3pm & Sunday, Aug 18 • 1-7pm


Northside Christian Church

7615 Ridge Rd • Wadsworth, OH 44281

Registration required

Encourage also offers FREE online Resource Readiness Classes for all foster parents. With the completion of these trainings, foster parents will receive credit toward the ongoing training hours for their foster care license. If you have any questions about ongoing foster parent trainings, please contact Maria Reina, Intake Specialist & Trainer, at 330.466.2926 or

Would you like to learn more or have questions? Contact Heather Huebner, Director of Operations & Recruitment at 330.462.1118 or

October 2024 Foster Parent Pre-Service Course


Saturday, Oct 5 • 9am-3pm & Sunday, Oct 6 • 1-7pm
Saturday, Oct 12 • 9am-3pm & Sunday, Oct 13 • 1-7pm


Polaris Christian Church

​3289 Laurel Rd • Brunswick, OH 44212

Registration required

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