Are you a current foster parent in Walton County? Welcome!
Please view each area of ministry below and let us know how we can help. We look forward to meeting you and your family and hope to provide some support to you as soon as possible! You are making a difference and we see it. God sees it. Thank you!
If you are a foster parent in Walton County then you need to know about our Foster Parent Support Group. Meetings are held monthly on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 6 pm. These meetings alternate between Freeport and Santa Rosa Beach. Meet and get to know other local foster families while receiving the necessary education hours to maintain your licensure. We always have guest speakers who are relevant to foster care needs. Please email us, to be added to the Support Group contact list. Please see our 2024 calendar under the ‘Events’ tab for upcoming support group meetings.
Our ministry provides a homemade meal to foster families on the first Monday of each month. Foster families who are interested in participating please email email@example.com and we would love to serve you.
Foster parents often tell us they find comfort in knowing that someone is praying for them. We realize the physical and emotional toll that fostering can take on families and we believe in the power of prayer. Email your prayer request to firstname.lastname@example.org and you can be sure that we will be praying for you.
If you have taken in a foster child/children, you know that the state assistance does not cover all of the costs. Please email us. We will work with you to determine what supplies needs you have that we could assist with. Here are some items we see the most need for: diapers, wipes, clothing, linens for crib or toddler beds, shoes, school supplies, and coats. Sometimes we may have new or gently used items that have been donated, however, often we realize it may be easier to offer a gift card so that you can get the items of your preference.
|Northwest Florida Health Network
|For information on becoming a licensed foster parent or for adoption
|The Matrix-Defuniak Springs
|Mortgage, Rental, Utility Assistance, Clothes Closet, Employment Assistance, Food Pantry, Veteran’s Services
|Childrens Volunteer Health Network
|Free medical and dental care for qualifying children
|Assistance and support for women overcoming drug addiction and sex trafficking through transitional housing, bridge program, counseling, training, mentoring in a Christ-centered environment
|Children’s Advocacy Center
|Assisting children who have been abused, neglected or assaulted through child friendly investigations process as healing
|Pregnancy Support Center
|Assisting pregnant moms up to the first year of their child’s life with training, resources, peer counseling and practical support, also offers pregnancy testing
|Walton County Woman Infants and Children (WIC)
|Free food for pregnant women or teens with children under five years old
|Walton County Early Learning Coalition
|Provides free childcare for parents who work outside the home 20 hours a week or more
|Facebook Foster Parent Support Group
|Offered through Families First Network, this is a closed group for current and past foster parents with information on training, special events and more. Contact your local FFN office.
|Foster & Adoptive Parent Association (FAPA) of North Okaloosa and Walton County
Meets every other month on the 2nd Monday of the month at Emmanuel Baptist Church
3252 James Lee Boulevard Crestview, FL