Caring for and serving adopted, fostered and orphaned children and their families.


Come experience practical teaching in a safe and supportive community as we work to equip families, churches, and professionals to better serve children impacted by adoption and foster care on Friday and Saturday April 13 & 14 from 9am-5pm at Sage Hills Church.


Featuring Trust-Based Relational Intervention® methods developed by Dr. Karyn Purvis and Dr. David Cross from the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development, this conference helps bring attachment and connection in families.


The nationwide participation in the Empowered to Connect Conference is a significant testament to the impact and work of Dr. Karyn Purvis.


Continuing Education Credits are available by attending this conference.


Unfortunately childcare will not be provided.


There is no cost for this event.


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Join us at the Foster Care Fair at Pybus Market on May 20th at 12pm.


Caregiver Appreciation Dinner

Each year DSHS holds a dinner for all Foster Parents as a way of saying thank-you. This dinner also includes a gift basket for each foster parent that attends.


We have an opportunity to provide 20 THEMED baskets for this dinner.


The baskets will need to be delivered to the church by Thursday, May 10th.


Restore will collect them at the church and deliver them to DSHS. We will be adding a restore flyer to each donated basket and we would like each donor to write a special note to the foster family receiving the basket on one of our Restore cards.


Click here to let us know you want to donate a basket