Monadnock Area Foster Parent Association

We are an association of foster parents and members serving
children and families in the Monadnock Region.

Our goal is to improve the quality of life and the future of the children.

Bernie Beaulieu

Vice President
Linda Adams

Sandra Daniel

Charlene Beaulieu

Board of Directors
Doug Adams Chair

Dawn Strahan

Joanne Pasquarosa

Kevin Dremel 

Melinda Feola-Mahr

Julie Rossall

Jennifer Bidwell

MAFPA Member

Penny Baribeau

MAFPA Member

Jan Feuer



MAFPA Activities and Events

Monadnock Area Foster Parent Association plays a big part in foster parent recruitment, working together with our NH Division for Children, Youth & Families (DCYF) foster care worker and agency staff. We sponsor recruitment booths at area events, write letters to the editor supporting foster parenting and talk to our neighbors, friends and co-workers about the value of foster parenting and its impact on children and families.

All licensed or permitted foster parents automatically become members of MAFPA as are all (DCYF) foster-adoptive parents, whether still active or not. Agency staff and interested community members are also allowed to become members upon application.

The DCYF foster parent pre-licensing training classes are well attended in our area and most complete the licensing process. The free training classes are offered by each of the DCYF offices across the state. 

MAFPA also holds an Annual Christmas/Holiday party for the children and to support other child-centered activities of the association. 

Upcoming events and activities:

Clotheline Cleanup & Organizing day is Saturday, July 13th, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Closet is downstairs in building on the Square. Contact Bernie for directions.

MAFPA Family Fun Day is Sunday, August 25th from 12 - 4 p.m. Food available from 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. approximately. Wheelock Park, Keene  NH

Year in advance:  Contact either Kevin Dremel or Bernie Beaulieu for activity and correct dates.

Annual Holiday/Christmas Party
December 8th.  Contact Bernie for more information

Other activities mentioned at MAFPA meetings are: Ice skating at the year round ice arena. miniature golf, Bowling party/fund raiser

Teddy Bear picnic ? An Alumni party?

Just thoughts so far. If you and your family are interested contact Bernie.


MAFPA offers:

Back to School supplies that will be available again for those who need them. Contact Charlene Beaulieu for more information.

MAFPA Pumpkin Carving - No Pumpkin carving this year (2019 )
Contact Kevin Dremel for more information.

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Note Date and Time changes!
Donations welcomed!! Visitors, we are looking for toys for MAFPA children coming to our Christmas Party this year (ages birth - 18)
If you would like to donate please contact Bernie Beaulieu at 876-4515 or

                                AREA FOSTER CHILDREN

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Sunday, December 8th, MAFPA will be holding our annual holiday party at East Hill Farm from 2:00 - 5:00 pm. Contact
Bernie Beaulieu for more information.

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**MAFPA monthly meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month  6:30 PM. All MAFPA members are invited to attend. 
Contact Bernie for details

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For more information contact Bernie Beaulieu MAFPA President or 
Kevin Dremel, the Keene DCYF Resource worker.

If you are interested in becoming a foster parent or just want to learn more about the priogram, please contact
Kevin Dremel, the DCYF Resource Worker
at 1-800-624-9700, ext. 789

For more information on any of these events and activities contact
Bernie Beaulieu, MAFPA President 


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