For Foster Parents

Are you a foster parent or a relative caregiver? Then this page is especially for you! Here you will find links to services and resources. 

Community Closet Request

The Community Closet is a place where children and youth in foster care and families in need can receive gently used clothing and items such as blankets, car seats, and strollers at no cost. The process is for families to fill out a request form for items needed and submit it online. Our team will then gather the needed items and arrange delivery to the address you put on the form. In order to fill out the form completely please wait until the child/teen is living with you, and please be as specific as possible with sizes. The more information we have, the better we can meet your needs.

Please note: The Community Closet is primarily volunteer run and donation based so we appreciate your patience as we work hard to serve you in a timely manner.

Please fill out the form here to request items.

Community Closet Request

Sports Scholarships

RCO is proud to partner with Off the Sideline to provide sports scholarships for kids in foster care in grades 5th-9th. There are two parts to the application. The application can be found here. In addition to the application, proof of qualification can be provided with a copy of the acceptance letter for free or reduced school lunch or a signed letter from a DHS case worker. We have provided a template here. Please mail both the application and either the free lunch acceptance letter or signed letter from your DHS caseworker to PO Box 245 St Helens, OR 97051. You can also email completed forms to abby@riversidecommunityoutreach.org

Please be sure to plan ahead and submit your application at least 4 weeks before the season starts and payment is due. Off the Sideline makes payments directly to the organization/club.

Off the Sideline Application

Connect with RCO as a Foster Parent/Relative Caregiver

RCO loves to connect with foster parents and relative caregivers. We are continuing to increase the supports and services we provide to families and children in foster care. Sign up here to receive emails from us created for our local foster families with resources, encouragement, and opportunities.

Foster Parent Connect sign up