Family Programs

Brunch Bunch

Sometimes you just need some good food with even better company. This is for parents to network while seeking advice, challenges, and pride with other parents.

An annual event for parents to relax, network, and support each other. Childcare and entertainment are provided giving parents a much-needed break.

Parent's Night Out

Every now and then a pick-me-up is what we need.  We try to show appreciation to our foster parents, kinship parents, social workers and all involved in the welfare of children.


Children's Programs

Busy Bags

These bags are filled with items all of the kinds to keep children of all ages entertained while waiting for placement, sitting in court, and other situations.

Care Closet & Welcome Bags

We provide all types of apparel, outerwear, hygiene products, toys, shoes, and much more to the children. We stock various sizes for children 0-18.

School Readiness

School is so important and we provide children 0-17 with the necessary items such as backpacks, school supplies, clothing, shoes, haircuts, and more.

Birthday Gifts

Birthdays are a special day and we make sure each child gets a decorated birthday cake and a $25 gift card to celebrate.

Graduation & Independence

This program includes teen mentorship, career planning, independent living skills, access to resources, active advocacy, job shadowing and internships, college tours, high school involvement, and much more.

Holiday Party & Pajama Drive

Our holiday party is free for the families to enjoy wonderful food, cookie decorating, and even a pillow and pajama giveaway.

111 N. 10th Street

Manitowoc, WI 54420


Lakeshore Foster Families and Friends is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, EIN 83-1137745. All donations are tax-deductible.