In Illinois alone, there are 18,000 children in foster care. Over 3,300 of those children are waiting to be adopted.
The Solution: Homes of Hope
At Christ Community Church, we see a future where all kids at risk of foster care have a home. The mission of Homes of Hope is to cultivate a culture within Christ Community Church that encourages and prepares individuals, couples, and families to care for vulnerable children and spread the good news of Jesus in the process.
Homes of Hope Objectives:
- Awareness – What does the Bible say about caring for vulnerable children? How can we care through education, information, and promotion?
- Resources – How can we facilitate the provision of resources in the areas of finances, events, learning, and other opportunities?
- Connections – Many who want to help might not know where to start. Safe Families coordinates the connection of individuals, couples, and families with the right people and organizations.
Those who serve with Safe Families from Christ Community Church have a unique influence within the lives of the children and their families. There are unique connection and evangelism opportunities which support our heart mission to see all come to know Jesus Christ and belong to a community of believers.
Homes of Hope also builds a community across all campuses of families who have a passion for meeting this specific need. We hope to create a culture within Christ Community of those who care for and love on vulnerable children and their families.
Are you interested in adoption? Christ Community Church provides financial grants for those interested in forever changing the lives of these vulnerable children.
OTHER WAYS TO HELP
If this season of your life is challenging to consider adoption, you can still play a major role in the lives of vulnerable children:
Founded in Chicago in 2003, Safe Families for Children (Safe Families) is a volunteer movement that gives hope and support to families in distress. Located in 70 cities in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and other countries, Safe Families supports families during crises. We are motivated by compassion to keep children safe and out of foster care. Safe Families hosts vulnerable children. We create extended-family–like supports for desperate families through a community of devoted volunteers who are motivated by faith to keep children safe and to reunite families. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
THE FORGOTTEN INITIATIVE
The Forgotten Initiative has been a part of our community for a little over seven years. This organization helps to support the foster care community through awareness, encouragement, and advocacy. They provide service to agency workers, foster parents, vulnerable adults and vulnerable children.
Donate directly to families within our church looking to adopt vulnerable children.