Resources to Help New Philadelphia Foster Parents

Resources to Help New Philadelphia Foster Parents – Being a parent is hard work… And there are unique challenges when you bring foster kids into the mix! To help you keep your sanity, reach out to these resources for foster parents right here on Newsymom!

Helping hands comes to you in partnership with COAD4Kids. 

One of the toughest challenges you’ll experience being a foster parent is having moments where you’re overwhelmed. With tons of new things being thrown at you, it can quickly feel like you’re all alone.

Never fear; you’re not alone! Our friends at COAD4Kids-New Philadelphia present these top resources for you to gain that peace of mind and confidence again:

After School Programs
  • Tuscarawas County YMCA–Keep your kids safe, active, and learning after school hours!
  • Salvation Army’s Learning Zone is dedicated to the idea that childhood is a time of wonder and exploration and that the world is our classroom. Reach out via messenger or call (330) 364-3811 to learn more!
Child Care Resources
  • COAD4Kids-New Philadelphia is a Child Care Resource & Referral agency serving child care providers and families in 10 counties- Ashland, Carroll, Columbiana, Coshocton, Harrison, Holmes, Jefferson, Knox, Tuscarawas and Wayne.
  • HARCATUS Head Start helps low-income preschoolers and their families in Harrison, Carroll, and Tuscarawas counties. Call them at (740) 922-0933 to find the location nearest you!
  • Tuscarawas County Job and Family Services helps with child (and adult) care assistance. If you are in need of care, call them at (330) 339-7791 and ask for the Child Care Unit!
Disability Resources
Health & Wellbeing
Parental Resources & Classes
  • Help Me Grow is a parent support program designed to help you during prenatal care, early baby care, and parenting education!
  • PAX Tools: PAX tools has a variety of tools and education to keep the relationship between adults and children strong and improve lifetime outcomes.
  • Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation: OhioGuidestone – This family resource and counseling center aids with a variety of early childhood mental health services, ranging from individual child counseling to parenting classes!
The secret to being a great foster parent is utilizing all these wonderful programs! They help to enrich both you and your foster children’s lives. Find even more resources here.
Respite Care
  • Alco Services LLC is a certified Medicaid waiver provider that works with individuals with developmental disabilities, mental health diagnoses, and behavioral issues. They provide caregivers with quality care for your loved ones when you need some free time!

If life seems to throw nothing but challenges, know this: You are not alone! There are tons of resources that can help you stay on your feet and give the best care to your family.


Not a foster parent yet, but are seriously considering it? Send an email to, call (330) 364-8882, or follow COAD4Kids-New Philadelphia on Facebook to learn about your next steps into foster parenthood!

Melissa Klatt


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