KEEP in Oregon

In July 2019, the Oregon legislature made a commitment to support foster and kinship families by making KEEP groups available across the state.

What is a KEEP group?

  • 7-12 foster/kinship parents and two trained group leaders
  • 16 weekly, 90-minute sessions
  • Connect with other foster and kin families
  • KEEP is a support group, not a class!
  • Tele-KEEP groups are available for families in rural areas and take place via videoconference.

For participating you will get:

  • Up to 24 foster parent training hours
  • $20/session per household for each session attended!
  • Evidence-based parenting tools you can use today!
  • Childcare and food (at in-person groups; other incentives for Tele-KEEP)

KEEP is for all foster and kinship families with a child age 4-12 in the home. Tele-KEEP groups are also available for adolescents. Use this map to find out when KEEP will be available in your area and how to get involved!

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