Foster Care Open Houses and TIPS-MAPP Course

Make a difference in the life of a child in your community. Attend a Foster Care Open House

Wheeler Foster Care Open Houses are held every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month. The 2nd Tuesday sessions take place at 88 East Street in Plainville, and the 4th Tuesday sessions happen at 50 Brookside Road in Waterbury.

  • June 12, 2018, 88 East Street, Plainville, 6:30-7:30 pm
  • June 26, Brookside Road, Waterbury, 6:30-7:30 pm
  • July 10, 88 East Street, Plainville, 6:30-7:30 pm
  • July 24, Brookside Road, Waterbury, 6:30-7:30 pm

Attend a TIPS-MAPP Course

Classes run from 6-9 pm

Pre-registration and an application process required. Contact Wheeler's Foster Care Recruitment Team at 860.793.7277 or send us an email. You can also fill out a Foster Care Application and send it back to us.

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, contact:

Chris Popilowski
Foster Care Senior Recruiter

Recruitment Line: 860.793.7277
Email: FosterCarePrograms@Wheelerclinic.org

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