Foster Parent 1624 Consultation Team

Since 2007, statewide meetings have brought together caregivers and administrators and managers of the Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF). Within DCYF and the caregiving community, these meetings are frequently referred to as “1624 meetings” (this number reflects the legislative bill number that created the committee). The meetings include foster parent representatives who are elected for a two-year term by other caregivers in their region, elected representatives from the Foster Parent Association of Washington State (FPAWS), and DCYF staff who are appointed by agency leadership. If you, as a caregiver, have questions or concerns you would like to have discussed at the meeting, use the link to the right to access contact information for a foster parent representative.

The committee discusses issues of statewide concern to foster parents. The regional members also help set dates for regional consultation meetings so local issues can be discussed.

Meetings

March 19, 2019
9:00am-4:00pm
The Historic Davenport Hotel 10 S Post St, Spokane WA 99201

June 18, 2019
9:00am-4:00pm 
DoubleTree Suites Southcenter - 16500 Southcenter Pkwy, Seattle, WA 98188

September 17, 2019
9:00am-4:0pm
Oxford Suites Yakima Washington Hotel - 1701 E. Yakima Ave • Yakima, Washington 98901

December 10, 2019
9:00am-4:00pm
Seattle Airport Marriott - 3201 South 176th Street Seattle, Washington 98188

Statewide Minutes