Support Groups

Locations and dates may change. Call ahead to confirm meeting date/location. Space is sometimes limited.

Adoptive Mom’s Bible Study & Support Group

Small group, relationship-based for encouragement for adoptive/foster moms. Small fee for workbook. Childcare available for a fee.

Weekly, Thursdays, 9 - 11 a.m.
Canyon View Vineyard Church - 736 24 1/2 RD Grand Junction, Room T106
Jane Yamaguchi at janey@canyonviewchurch.com or 970-242-7970


Adoptweens

Various activities for adopted kids ages 8-12, ranging from crafting, rafting, adventures and cooking. Parental attendance is encouraged.

Monthly, 2nd Saturday, 1-4pm
Location varies
Jane Yamaguchi at janey@canyonviewchurch.com or 970-242-7970


Attachment Center of the Rockies (Online)

For adoptive, foster & kinship parents. Includes a short presentation followed by a discussion. For more information email Deb at deb@attachmentcenteroftherockies.com.

Support Group

For adoptive, foster & kinship parents. Includes a short presentation followed by a discussion.

Meets Monthly. For more information email Deb at deb@attachmentcenteroftherockies.com.


AFO (Christian Alliance For Orphans)

Prayer Circle/Phone Call. Conference Call that focuses on praying for Colorado kids in foster care.

Weekly, Tuesdays 12:00-12:15pm
To be added to the Colorado group, email Kari Stewart at karalot9@gmail.com.

  • Call-in number: (712) 770-4010 Access code: 488729.
  • You can send requests/praises to karalot9@gmail.com
  • Submit requests by Monday evening and they will be included in teh prayer list Tuesday morning. Put CO Prayer in the subject line.

Grand Valley Foster/Adopt Parent Facebook Support Group

Ongoing, closed Facebook group- must request permission to be added to the group. https://www.facebook.com/groups/112268849679/

Jody Chelle at jodyschelle@gmail.com or 970-201-1498.


KNO Night – Kids Night Out and KNOwledge for Parent

For adoptive, foster & kinship parents. Includes a short presentation followed by a discussion.

Monthly, 4th Thursday, 5:30-7pm (Jan-Oct)
Location varies
STRiVE/The Parenting Place at mthistle@strivecolorado.org or 970-256-8661

    • Geared to kids with mental health and behavior challenges
    • Childcare provided
    • A local expert discusses a topic, while the kids participate in activities with the CMU Council for Exceptional Children Club

Mesa County Foster Support Group

Offered to all foster, adoptive and kin homes, but primarily foster families attend. Receive credit for 2 hours of training. Bring food for you and the kids.

Monthly, 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 5:30-7:30pm
Free childcare offered by volunteers
Northeast Christian Church
2571 Patterson Rd. Family Life Entrance
Jody Chelle at jodyschelle@gmail.com or 970-201-1498


Mind Springs

Various peer support groups – depression, bipolar, teen PTSD, anxiety, life after trauma.

Days vary.
Check out website for details: http://mindspringshealth.org/treatment/peer-services/
515 28 ¾ Road - (970) 263-4918


PASTA – Parenting A Second Time Around

Kinship Support Group- Open to any relative raising another family member’s child; including grandparents, aunts, uncles and older siblings. Foster/adopt families are welcome, too. Free childcare, meal, and self-preservation activities for adults.

Monthly, 4th Tuesdays, 6-8pm
Location varies
Kim Lewis at klewis@project127.com or (970) 639-0009


Woven Families

Fun gatherings to build community and bring adoptive, foster and kinship families together to network.

Quarterly events
Location varies
http://canyonviewchurch.com/woven-families/
Jane Yamaguchi at janey@canyonviewchurch.com or 970-242-7970