In response to requests from our families, Amara is partnering with PEPS (Program for Early Parent Support) to offer a structured model of neighborhood-based peer support, for foster and adoptive families with kids of all ages. All placed and recently finalized families should have received an email about our first two pilot groups – one in the Phinney area and one in the Beacon Hill area – and we’re excited to announce that they will launch on June 12!

Groups are open to all currently placed and recently finalized families, and childcare will be provided. The groups will meet every Sunday for eight weeks, from 3:00 – 5:00 pm in members’ homes, and there are two spots left in the Beacon Hill group!

This project is kicking off with the two above-mentioned pilot groups, and we’d love to offer groups in all of the many cities and neighborhoods we serve. If you would like to join the Beacon Hill group or lead a future group in your neighborhood, please contact julianne@amaraputskidsfirst.org to learn more.