Vision

The Sheridan Foster Parent Exchange was founded by Carla Trier and her 8 year old foster daughter in March of 2013. A foster kid and foster parent herself, Carla saw the need to have supplies right away to welcome a child into their new surroundings. A trash bag or just the clothes on their back are far from a way to let the healing begin. We assist foster children and parents with the difficulties surrounding foster Care. The Sheridan Foster Parent Exchange serves foster, adoptive, and kinship parents and children on the intricate and volatile journey of foster care. So who do we help at the Sheridan Foster Parent Exchange ? We help foster parents as they get new kiddos, we help foster parents who have adopted their foster children, we help parents who are reunifying with their child in foster care, we help adults who were foster children and are now parents, we help families who struggle after reunification, and we help grandparents who are guardians or parents to their grandchildren.

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What We Do

Education

  • Resource Connection
  • Youth Mentoring
  • Private On-Line Foster Parent Group

Care

We provide and deliver care kits for children going into foster care to support them as they make this transition. It is our goal to let children know that they are not the trash bag of stained clothes they usually start their foster care journey with. We want them to know that there are people in their own community that care for them even though they don't know them. We provide 7 days worth of clothing and other important essentials. Foster children can come shopping at our foster kid store on their birthday or to celebrate an adoption.

Assistance

  • Kits to children entering foster care
  • Crisis assistance to children referred by partner agencies
  • Foster Child Birthday and Adoption Store
  • Special Holiday Programs for foster children
  • Furniture assistance for Biological Parents after completing rehabilitation; working to get their children home
  • Furniture assistance for youth aging out of foster care
Here’s How You Can Make a Difference

Here at Sheridan Foster Parent Exchange we operate for and with the generosity of our community.

Here is how you can help:

  • Contribute to Rental Expenses
  • Zip ties / white duck tape
  • Baby wipes / diapers size 1 and up
  • New pajamas all sizes boy/girl
  • Packaged underwear and socks size 2t and up
  • Unscented chapsticks
  • Girl hair accessories & brush and comb sets
  • Office Supplies
  • Batteries AA, AAA, C
  • Onesies newborn,3 to 6 month, 6 to 9 month,12 month (New)
  • 3 in 1 shampoo, conditioner, body wash
  • Gently used shoes; all sizes except infant
  • Towels and Washcloths
  • Unscented Laundry Soap
  • Pots/Pans
  • Dressers
  • Furniture in good shape
  • Bedding Sets / Sheet Sets
  • Rolls of Trash Bags 33Gallon Or Larger
  • Husky Open Face "Tough Bin" Tool Boxes
Cash and Check Donations will go directly towards Rent, Utilities, Costs and Supplies for Sheridan Foster Parent Exchange

We need volunteers like you to make a difference in our kid's lives! Call us now at 307-461-9113

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Business Sponsors
Accents of Wyoming Aglow International Sheridan Bank of the West
Bethesda Worship Center Bob Utter/Concept Z Home and Property Brian's Boot and Shoe Company
Calvary Baptist Church Carroll's Furniture BNI Cloud Peak Business Chapter
First Presbyterian Church Foot of the Bighorns Immanuel Lutheran Church
Krezelok Ranch Liam's Loft Mossholder Design Center
Ptolemy Data Systems Real Life Church Roosters Marketplace
Scott Foundation Sheridan KidsLife Sheridan Wesleyan Church
Silver Spider Marketing The Business Center The Rock Church
Walmart Sheridan Wyoming Community Foundation

How do I become a business sponsor?

If you are a business that pledges 100 dollars or more in products, services or finances for our programs you will receive a listing on our homepage and recognition on our public Facebook page.
Contact Us

By Mail:

1590 Sugarland Drive Suite B, PMB 178, Sheridan, Wyoming 82801

By Phone:

307.461.9113

By Email:

sheridanfpe@yahoo.com

On Facebook:

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Additional Resources

Organizations offering similar services include:

Fostering Blessings - Colstrip, Montana - 406.749.0322

Laramie Foster Closet - Laramie, Wyoming - 561.729.2945