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What Is FPNO


A Unique Program, started in Oregon,
that Provides Consistent Respite Care
to DHS Foster Parents

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What Is FPNO


A Unique Program, started in Oregon,
that Provides Consistent Respite Care
to DHS Foster Parents

Foster Parents' Night Out is a non-profit organization started in 2006 in Salem, Oregon.  We are a faith-based program that provides monthly respite care to DHS foster families.  Local churches host FPNO so that foster parents can have a night off, while trained volunteers care for their foster, adopted, and biological children.

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Respite


An Opportunity for Foster Parents
to Care for Themselves

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Respite


An Opportunity for Foster Parents
to Care for Themselves

We provide DHS foster parents with regularly scheduled breaks so they can enjoy time to themselves while we care for
their children.

Being a foster parent is a rewarding yet difficult responsibility that requires physical and emotional stamina. So much time is spent caring for the children in their home, that little time or energy is left to care for themselves. Foster Parents' Night Out provides DHS foster parents time to enjoy a much deserved and regularly scheduled break. By bringing their foster, adopted and biological children to FPNO, parents can take the night off while trained volunteers provide their children with fun activities in a safe environment. By providing quality respite care, we aim to help caregivers take care of themselves and increase the retention rate of great foster parents in our community.

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Retention


Helping Communities Retain Quality
Foster Parents by Offering Meaningful and
Consistent Support

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Retention


Helping Communities Retain Quality
Foster Parents by Offering Meaningful and
Consistent Support

We support DHS foster parents so that they can continue the very difficult yet vital job they hold.  

Quality foster parents are precious resources that communities cannot afford to lose.  When foster parents experience rest and appreciation through their fellow community members at Foster Parents’ Night Out, it bolsters their sense of purpose and encourages them to continue the crucial job they do.  Not everyone is called to be a foster parent, but there are many ways to get involved with foster care, including FPNO.

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Relationship


Positively Affecting the Lives of Those
We Serve Through Safe, Loving Relationships

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Relationship


Positively Affecting the Lives of Those
We Serve Through Safe, Loving Relationships

We provide children the opportunity to build healthy relationships with adults in their community who care for them in a safe, nurturing environment.

Foster Parents’ Night Out provides foster parents and church volunteers the ability to forge relationships, creating a sense of community that extends beyond the time spent at FPNO. Furthermore, church volunteers are bonding with each other over shared experiences with the children at FPNO, strengthening the faith communities in which we serve.  

We ask that all of our volunteers make a one year commitment to FPNO as many of our children do not have consistency in their lives. Once the child builds a relationship and connects with a volunteer, they look forward to seeing that volunteer every month. Consistency communicates so much to children; we want them to know we value spending time with them and wouldn't want to miss an opportunity to see them.