“Helping boost the self esteem of teenagers in foster care and others in-need, by providing fashionable clothing and accessories of their choice.”
Teen Closet Motto:
“At Teen Closet it's their clothes, their style, their life, their choice.”
We are a group of of people who cares about foster kids and children in need. The idea for Teen Closet was born from a similar organization in Florida called Taylor's Closet.
Our clients are: in need, homeless or nearly homeless, or are foster kids. Many of the foster children are taken away from their homes, their families, the only life they know. Many times this happens with no notice. They may be allowed only the clothes or PJ's their wearing at the time.. sometimes not even that.
Teen Closet does not discriminate against any person on the basis of age, race, religion, gender or national origin.
TC is here to help teenaged boys and girls by providing them with some great clothes and products. We want to give them something to be happy about and make life a little easier for them.
The Foster Parent Association of Eastern Washington is a nonprofit, volunteer organization that supports foster parents and provides a consistently strong voice on behalf of all children in Eastern Washington. In order to ensure that foster homes remain the best possible alternative for children needing out of family placement, the Foster Parent Association of Eastern Washington strengthens foster families through training and education, publications, networking among foster parents, legislative advocacy, and linkage with local and state parent associations and child welfare organizations.
For a free one half-hour consultation, call (509) 462-3678 or (800) 338-8273 or email
The volunteer board of directors of The Foster Parents Association of Washington (FPAWS) has been working toward becoming a state of the art support and advocacy organization representing your voice at the Regional, State and National levels.
Some of the areas that we are currently focused on are:
Legislative action around laws that impact out of home care
Centralizing a system to capture the concerns of caregivers to provide data to help direct the focus of the HB 1624 Foster Parent Consultation Team
Foster care phone line for comprehensive resource, referral and information sharing (1-800-391-2273)
Serving on a variety of Children’s Administration committees and work groups
FPAWS Board Regional Representatives can be utilized as a local resource for collaboration, fundraising and advocacy efforts
FPAWS meetings in each region to bring together local resource providers, to share information with caregivers, as well as offer training hours
Development of a comprehensive resource web site
Development of a process for local associations to become chapters of FPAWS
Collaboration with Washington Federation of State Employees
Collaboration with the National Foster Parent Association to bring your voice to the national level
Fostering Together is a collaborative non-profit program between the State of Washington and the Olive Crest Foster Family Agency, a national leader in therapeutic focused services for children in foster care. Since 1999, Olive Crest has served over 1,500 children and families in Washington.
In October 2006, Fostering Together was launched when Olive Crest was awarded the State contract for Recruitment and Retention of Foster Parents in the Northwest region of the state. Since then, Fostering Together has provided support services to families throughout King, Snohomish, Island, Whatcom, Skagit and San Juan Counties.
Fostering Together is dedicated to finding prospective foster homes, helping families through the licensing process and providing support for licensed foster parents to ensure that they receive the support they need to successfully care for the children in their care.