Foster Closet of Monroe County


By signing up to help a foster family, you can support the healing of trauma, the enrichment of family functioning and address some of the root cause of life long difficulty commonly experienced by foster folks.

What our families need most includes:

  • Mentorship for foster youth
  • Childcare for traumatized children
  • Support around the house

Volunteers will be expected to:

  • Complete a background check
  • Provide references
  • Attend monthly roundtable discussions and trainings about their placement
  • Provide predictable scheduling for the family and child

Get Items

We always have clothing, toys, and books, and often we have baby equipment and bedding. Text or email us with the clothing sizes and genders of the children you are raising, and we will provide as much as we can.

Here’s what we typically have available:

  • Children’s and teens’ tops (t-shirts, shirts, sweaters, hoodies) in most sizes
  • Children’s and teens’ pants (jeans, sweats, shorts, and others) in most sizes
  • Some pajamas, underwear, socks, light jackets and winter jackets
  • Some children’s and teens’ shoes
  • Some baby equipment (such as high chairs, carryalls, potty chairs and seats)
  • Toys and stuffed animals
  • Children’s and teens’ books
  • Some bedding (sheets, blankets)

If you have a specific request, and you aren’t sure whether we have it, just ask!

The Foster Closet of Bloomington was started by three women with a long-held interest in supporting foster families. So far, we’ve served 500 children in 220 families.

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