"The Foster Closet is such an amazing resource for foster families and the kids they care for. Not only have they provided necessities such as diapers, clothes and baby gear, but also support to me as a new foster parent. My family is so thankful to have the Foster Closet and to the Foster Moms who run it."Lisa Cox

What We Can Do For You

Our services are free of charge and open to the Foster Care Community in Oregon which may include:

DHS State Certified Foster Parents, Relative Care Givers, Pre-Adoptive and Adoptive placement homes through DHS, and some children who have a DHS-Child Welfare open case who remain at home under a safety plan.

We would like to assist you in providing some basic items for the children in your care. We can help with clothing, shoes, coats, underwear, socks, strollers, some baby furniture, baby gear, and Baby Bundles for newborns infants. Other items will be available when donated.

You must register as a client the first time you shop at the Foster Closet.

Register

Note: Privacy of Foster Parent Registration information is of utmost importance to the Foster Closet. Use of personal information obtained will be used by the Foster Closet to contact Foster Parents about requests, new items available, and news pertaining to the Foster Care Community. Periodic audits of registered users of the Foster Closet will be conducted to verify eligibility. Those audits will be conducted in conjunction with DHS personal whom are also obligated to keep information confidential.

Shopping

DHS Foster/Adoptive Parents and/or Caseworkers
can bring children to shop at our store.

The store is open:

  • Thursdays
  • First Saturdays
  • Third Saturdays

Our hours are:

  • 10:00–4:00pm
  • 11:00–3:00pm
  • 11:00–3:00pm

Limits: One bag per child per month. Certain limits apply to New Clothing Items, shoes, coats, and other items that are dependent on current donations on hand. Limits are posted at the store and are subject to change.