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Helping you support the foster care community.

Meet Our Team

Lisa Jacobson | TFI Advocate
[email protected]

Tammy Anderson – First Response Team Coordinator

Stacy Guethling – Special Events and Church Representative Coordinator

Foster Parents:

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Click here to sign up for our email list. We’ll connect you with the latest TFI programs, events, and offerings.

We can’t wait to stay in touch!


We are here to help!  We would love to support you with personal items, meals, prayer and scholarships.

I'd love some help!

We would love to help you provide opportunities for arts / sports / camps / driver’s ed, etc to your foster child.


Do you have a foster child that would like to attend prom? We would love to help make this happen! Dress? Tux? Prom ticket? Sign up now!

Prom Grant

We Serve:

We serve the following Agencies in our community:

  • Carver County – DHS, Foster Care

Because of these Church Partners, we are able to help more people support the foster care community!

If you are interested in becoming a Church Partner, contact us!

Foster Care Annual Events:

Each Year, TFI provides events for your family
You will receive information for each of these events through your foster care staff or through our newsletter.

Movie Night Baskets – March
We want to help your family enjoy a night at the movies!  We provide theater tickets (AMC  or Marcus) or VUDU download link to watch a movie at home.  We add some popcorn and candy and you are all set!

Family Fun Run – May
 The Forgotten Initiative hosts a fun run each year as a fund raiser for our scholarships program.  Foster families enjoy the event for free.  The morning event includes a 1/2 mile kids run, 5K fun run, treats, games, inflatables.

Summer Picnic – July –  Veteran’s Park in Chaska
All foster families are invited to this fun summer party.  Hosted by Westwood Community church in partnership with TFI, your family will enjoy food, inflatables, games, archery and wonderful community with other foster families.

Christmas Gifts for Foster Kids
Our community wants to partner with you to bring gifts to the foster kids in your home.  In October, you will be sent a form form that you can fill out with specific requests or you can choose an age level gift package. We fulfill the gifts and arrange delivery by mid-December.

Sign Up for our Newsletter to stay informed! 

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Community Members
Learn how you can get involved and serve our local foster care community! Just click on a link below!

Make a tax-deductible donation. We can’t do this work without the generosity of people like you. Thank you for your donation! You can give here.

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Where are you located?

Because we are a volunteer based ministry, we do not have an office location locally.

How are you funded?

By generous donors like you! 100% of your donation stays local so that we can continue helping to support the foster care community! Join us by giving a gift today!

Is TFI faith-based?

Yes! You can read our statement of faith here. We want to see people everywhere supporting the foster care community and experiencing Jesus together!

Is TFI a foster care agency?

No. We love our local agencies, and we support them in all that we do through awareness, encouragement, and advocacy.

Is TFI unique to our area?

Our local ministry is part of a national organization, which has advocates all across the nation! Check out all of our locations here.

Your Advocate

Lisa Jacobson
[email protected]
(952) 564-4755

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Recent Posts

Carver County, MN

Family Movie Basket

Family Movie Baskets Enjoy a family movie night with a movie gift card, candy and popcorn! Pick up on March 26 between 10:30 - 11:00 from the following locations or sign up for home delivery: …
Lisa Jacobson
March 11, 2022
Carver County, MN

Drive-Thru Summer Event

Foster Care Drive-Thru Summer Event: Fun for the whole family! Who: Foster families When: Tuesday, August 11 from 6:00-8:00 PM Where: Carver County Government Center Parking Lot, 600 E. 4th Street - Chaska Sponsored By:…
Lisa Jacobson
July 14, 2020

National Foster Care Month

Did you know that May is National Foster Care Month?! To celebrate, we're releasing a brand new resource and we want to give it to you for FREE! Last May, we launched our children's book…
Holly Gnuse
April 30, 2019

People everywhere supporting the foster care community and experiencing Jesus together.

People everywhere supporting the foster care community and experiencing Jesus together.

Who We Support

Foster Parents

Agency Workers

Vulnerable Adults