Compelled to Care monthly dinners are a great opportunity to meet other foster, adoptive and kinship families and also a great place to serve! 

Each location is led by a local team that follows the same format, but designs their program around the needs of their community.  

MONTHLY FAMILY DINNERS

FOOD

Adults are served a family style meal while children are served a kid-friendly meal in their classrooms. We cannot accommodate dietary restrictions. Please feel free to bring a dinner from home or a local restaurant.

CHILDCARE

Please register for childcare and provide as much information about your kids so that we can prepare as needed. Age restrictions may change based on location.

PROGRAM

The adult program rotates every month between training, speakers and fun events. Children receive a new lesson plan every month that includes organized activities, free play and crafts.

PRE-REGISTRATON IS REQUIRED

Registration is required so that we can plan for enough childcare volunteers and provide enough food. We understand that foster parents have kids added after registrations are turned in; we just ask that you do your best to pre-register. Please register by the Wednesday prior to the dinner.

TRAINING HOURS

Certificates for foster parent training hours are provided for trainings, but not for every dinner. Trainings are not pre-approved, but have consistently been accepted by licensors in the past.

CHRISTIAN CONTENT

Compelled to Care is a non-profit that grew out of a ministry in a church. Similar to our online content you will hear references to Christian content from some of our speakers and in our kids classrooms. We also begin and close our dinners with prayer. Learn more

SUGGESTED DONATIONS

OR MEMBERSHIPS

Our leadership teams seek out donations for meals, locations and supplies. Even with financial and in-kind gifts, as well as, volunteer teams there are still overhead costs. For the sustainability of this program there are suggested donations or memberships. Scholarships are always available upon request.

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These images were taken before 2020. Since then our in-person events have adjusted with the guidelines. We have not hosted family dinners since Feb. 2020.

Moving forward into 2022 some things will look different, like the way we serve food and meeting in multiple locations. You will also see us smiling under our masks. Even though things will look different the community and connections you'll make with people who "get it" will be the same!

LOCATIONS

OLYMPIA, Thurston County

2nd Friday Jan-May
(May is a Caregiver Appreciation Family event)

6:30-8:00pm

Childcare opens @ 6:20pm

New Bridge Community Church

812 Central St SE, Olympia, WA 98501

Locations change every month

Aberdeen (Downtown), Grays Harbor County

May 20th

6:00pm-7:30pm

United Christian Church

300 W 1st St, Aberdeen, WA 98520

This location is led by Foster the Harbor.