Foster Parenting: Free Events

When it comes to being a parent, there is no handbook. That's why the Y has developed training and support sessions to provide a safe and stable home. We have info sessions, parenting workshops, and support groups to help you be successful as a foster parent.

Free Parenting Workshops

Building a Trauma-Informed Home

Are you wondering how to best support a child or youth in your life who has been through profound trauma, such as a serious illness, accident, loss, neglect or violence? Building a Trauma-informed home is a 12 part series with stand-alone sessions that prepare those connected with children and youth to respond to challenges.

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Free care for children provided

All information sessions are held 9am-12pm

Date and Location

  • May 26th Dale Turner Family YMCA
  • June 30th Auburn Valley YMCA
  • July 28th Matt Griffin YMCA
  • August 25th Sammamish Community YMCA
  • September 29th Auburn ValleyYMCA
  • October 27th Matt Griffin YMCA
  • November 24th Sammamish Community YMCA
  • December 15th Dale Turner Family YMCA

Foster Care Info Session

Are you a foster parent? Or have you ever considered opening your home to a child in need? Join us to learn more the opportunities to change the lives of foster youth. and the support, benefits, and resources available for families and individuals licensed through the Y. The YMCA of Greater Seattle has been supporting foster parents and youth since 1987.

For more information email:

Free care for children provided​​​​​​​

All information sessions are held 10am-12pm

Date and Location

  • May 12th Sammamish Community YMCA
  • May 19th Dale Turner Family YMCA
  • June 2nd Auburn Valley
  • June 16th Bellevue  YMCA
  • July 7th Matt Griffin YMCA
  • July 21st Auburn Valley Family YMCA
  • August 4th Sammamish Community YMCA
  • August 11th Bellevue Family YMCA
  • August 18th Northshore YMCA
  • September 22nd Coal Creek Family YMCA
  • October 6th Meredith Mathews Madison East YMCA
  • October 20th Auburn Valley Family YMCA
  • November 10th Matt Griffin YMCA
  • November 17th Coal Creek Family YMCA
  • December 1st West Seattle & Fauntleroy YMCA
  • December 8th Dale Turner YMCA

Foster Care Support Groups

It takes a village to raise a child. YMCA Foster Families have the support of fellow foster parents with over 30 years of experience and our team of professionals to guide you in providing a safe and stable environment for a foster youth.

To find a support group near you, or for more information email:


Category: Foster Care