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Compelled to Care began as a group of 10 parents so we believe in the importance of small groups. We host in-person and virtual meet-ups. No membership required to attend.

GET OUT OF THE HOUSE - WITHOUT KIDS
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THE MOM SQUAD

Come hang out with other foster, adoptive and kinship moms. This is by far our most popular in-person group. 

1st Wednesday

of every month

6:30pm

New restaurant every month

Group Leader - Melanie

Please RSVP with Melanie so that she can give the restaurant or venue a heads up. 

This group mainly communicates via group chat in Facebook Messenger.

Email ashley@compelledtocare.com for more information

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Join my squad!

- Melanie

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SINGLE MOMS
NIGHT OUT

Come hang out with other foster, adoptive and kinship single moms. 

4th Wednesday of every month

6:30-8:30pm

New restaurant every month

Childcare provided by Evergreen Kids at Evergreen Christian Community

1000 Black Lake Blvd SW Olympia, WA 98502

Registration required, as well as, off-campus release forms. 

Childcare opens at 6:15pm

Group Leader - Jessica

Email ashley@compelledtocare.com to RSVP, register for childcare and learn more.

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Come hang out. I'll save you a seat.

- Jessica

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DADS NIGHT

Come hang out with other foster, adoptive and kinship dads. This group meets at a different location every month.

4th Thursday of every month 

6:30pm

(The time may differ depending on the activity or venue)

Group Leader - Nick

This group normally communicates via text. Email ashley@compelledtocare for Nick's phone number.

Please RSVP with Nick so that he can give the restaurant or venue a heads up.

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This is a place where dad's can come hang out, feel open to share and have some fun.

- Nick

CONNECT EVERY WEEK
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MOMS ONLINE MEET-UP

Come hang out with other foster, adoptive and kinship moms.  This is one of our most popular groups. The same group of 6-10 moms have been meeting consistently for almost 4 years. Jump in and share your story - even if you feel like it will "bring the energy down," share anyway. Collectively we have been fostering for a long time and have probably felt the same as you.

Every Tuesday at 8pm on Zoom

Zoom link is posted in the Compelled to Care Community group on Facebook

Group Leader - Ashley 

No registration required. Just show up.

Our conversation is honest and often not for kids. Please join us from a space in your home that is away from your kids who are old enough to understand. We love kids and enjoy saying "hi" to them, but this is a kid-free time.

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I love checking in every week to see how everyone's week is going.

- Ashley

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WEEKLY PRAYER

Cyndi Weaver who leads online prayer every Thursday in our Facebook group  is opening her home every Thursday night to have a focused prayer time to pray over the foster care system, our Compelled to Care Community and over each prayer request that comes in through the post comments. Prayers sent to her via messenger will be kept confidential and not shared at this meet-up. 

Every Thursday 

Drop-in between

6:30-8:00pm

Cyndi Weaver's Home in Olympia

Group Leader - Cyndi

Email

Cyndi@compelledtocare.com 

for the address

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I want to create a place were people can gather to pray for each other and all the heavy things related to foster care.

- Cyndi

FAMILY MEET-UPS
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YOUTH FAMILY MEET-UP

Youth Family Meet-ups are for youth 11+ and their parent/caregivers. Youth Family Meet-ups are quarterly events exclusively for the big kids where they can try new things, connect with other kids their age who are apart of foster, adoptive or kinship families. Our youth leaders also attend these events because they love the community of Compelled to Care.

There are opportunities throughout the year for these kids to raise money for their meet-ups. In October they sold Italian Sodas and hot dog dinners to raise money to rent Skateland for a private skate party. Registration for these events will be posted under events.

For more info about our youth program email cyndi@compelledtocare.com

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SUMMER PLAYDATE PARK TOUR

The Summer Playdate Park Tour is an annual tour of local parks that we have been doing since 2016. We meet weekly on Wednesday mornings from 10am-12pm for 8 weeks in July and August.

Every week we have a different activity for the kids like rock painting, nerf blaster fights and bubbles.

This meet-up is best for toddlers-5th grade.

No registration required. Just show up. 

The tour will be posted in June here and on the events page.

Email ashley@compelledtocare.com for more information.

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