Events and Ways to Help
Make a difference in the life of a child in your community.
Attend a TIPS-MAPP Course.
Prospective foster parents and anyone wishing to learn more about foster care can enroll in a 10-week Trauma-Informed Partnering for Safety and Permanence – Model Approach to Partnerships in Parenting (TIPS-MAPP) class to learn about the process. Wheeler’s MAPP course covers a range of topics, including an overview of children in foster care, behaviors, loss and grief, strengths and needs, what families can expect when fostering a child or children, and more. Participants will meet others who also are embarking on the foster care journey. There is no obligation to become a foster parent while attending the MAPP course.
Pre-registration required. To apply for the course, call:
Recruitment Line: 860.793.7277
Ways to Help
Host a Foster Share Party
Hundreds of children and youth are in Connecticut’s foster care system on any given day. YOU can help. YOU can make a difference by hosting a Wheeler FOSTER-SHARE Party where you’ll help to connect Wheeler’s Foster Care Program with your friends, co-workers and community groups.We’ll come to your choice of venue, and we'll provide INFORMATION, FOOD and more.
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Learn more about other ways to help. Talk directly with members of our nurturing team: