Attend an Info Session
Attend an Info Session

Attend an Info Session

A place to bring your questions and learn more about how we can support you

Thank you for considering opening your heart and home to someone in need!

You are invited to join one of DePaul’s informative online webinars. We are here to help you learn more about the process and answer any questions you may have. You can register below and you will receive an email confirmation immediately. You will also receive a reminder the day before the webinar with the login instructions.

(As an FYI, we keep our Facebook page up-to-date with all of our upcoming events.)

Foster Care Information Webinar

Are you interested in becoming a foster or adoptive parent, but don’t know where to start? You are invited to join us for a webinar to learn about the process to become a foster parent with DePaul! If you’d like to learn more about the child welfare system and how to make a difference in the life of a child in foster care, please join us for a free webinar session.

Please register through the corresponding link below. After registering, you will receive an email confirmation immediately and will receive a reminder the day before the webinar with the login instructions. After the session you will receive follow-up from your closest DePaul office.

Click here to register: Tuesday, July 27 from 6:00 to 7:00 PM

Click here to register: Tuesday, August 17 from 6:00 to 7:00 PM

Click here to register: Tuesday, August 31 from 6:00 to 7:00 PM


Sponsored Residential Information Webinar

Are you interested in opening your heart and home to an adult or youth with developmental and/or intellectual disabilities but don’t know where to start? You are invited to attend a webinar on becoming a sponsored residential provider through DePaul! If you have an interest in becoming a provider or learning more about the program, please join us for a free webinar session.

Please register through the corresponding link below. After registering, you will receive an email confirmation immediately and will receive a reminder the day before the webinar with the login instructions. After the session you will receive follow-up from your closest DePaul office.

Click here to register:  Thursday, July 22 from 6:00 to 7:00 PM

Click here to register: Thursday, August 19 from 6:00 to 7:00 PM

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Many years ago, Margo Humes made a promise to herself and to DePaul—to open her heart and home to any child who needed her for however long they needed her. She has kept that promise for 19 years. “I think all children need a home, all children need stability in their life,” said Margo. “I […]

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Finally, The Care He Deserves

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Keeping Connections No Matter What

DePaul’s OPTIONS day support centers looked different for much of 2020. To keep participants and staff safe, the centers paused operations. It was a difficult decision and adjustment for everyone involved. “It’s hard to be away from each other because we are like a big family,” said Renee Graves, the day support coordinator at Fishersville […]

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The Safe Space Between

The space between 10-year-old Bentley and DePaul clinician Molly McPike-Copenhaver may have grown, but that space is still as safe as it always was. Bentley, who has autism, is one of many connecting with DePaul’s community-based services staff members virtually. He meets with them a few times a week, and they make sure the virtual […]

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When She Needed Her Most

Amid great loss, Wanda Thompson and Christine Martin found each other. Christine, a young woman with autism, was 17 years old at the time. Her grandmother had been her lifelong caregiver. But now, her grandmother had terminal cancer, and their days together were slipping away. Christine needed someone to be there for her. Wanda felt […]

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Open Home, Open Hearts, Open Minds

Brett and Debra Martin began their journey as foster parents with an open home, open hearts, and open minds. They had hoped to adopt through foster care one day, but never imagined that would become reality so quickly. “We just wanted to provide a safe, loving home for anyone who came through for as long […]

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