To be a community that loves, encourages, and supports families throughout their adoptive and foster care journey.
Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.
Care Portal brings the needs of hurting children and families in your community to your attention. Child Welfare workers uncover the needs. The Care Portal then makes you aware, giving a timely invitation and opportunity to respond. You will be notified of needs via email if you opt in to being a part of the Westside Care Portal response team.
FOSTER ADOPTION NETWORK
Meets the 1st Thursday of each Month
This group is for any foster or adoptive parent, or for those in the process. From 6-7:30 p.m. the first Thursday of each month adults enjoy fellowship, dinner and a speaker while the kids enjoy an evening planned especially for them and pizza! This group, including dinner and childcare is free but you must register one week prior, in order for us to plan please complete the form below. We look forward to serving your family.
Meets the 2nd Thursday of Each Month
This group is for any woman who is either a foster or adoptive mom or considering foster care or adoption. Join us for fellowship, insight and refreshments. Meets at 6 p.m. at Barley's, 435 & Midland, for more information contact Mischele.
SERVE FOSTER AND ADOPTIVE FAMILIES
Eager to learn how you can come alongside those caring for the orphan? Consider using your time, talent and treasure to serve foster and adoptive families in our community. If you would like to learn about some ways or be assigned a family to serve on a monthly basis by taking a meal, providing a few hours of childcare, cleaning, household projects, let us know!
CARING FOR OUR OWN – 10 WEEK KINSHIP CLASS
Tuesdays | 6:30-8pm | Starts September 6
Caring For Our Own Program is a ten week support group (27 hours) designed to provide kinship caregivers with assistance and ideas to help them work in partnership with the helping network, the children and the birth parents.
FOSTER ADOPTION SUPPORT GROUP
2nd & 4th Mondays | 6:30–8pm | Starts September 24
Cup of FAITH Foster and Adoption Support is a new LifeLine that is designed to provide foster and adoptive parents with Foster and Adoption Insights and encouragement during the Trials that can be part of this journey and Hope in God who is faithful to equip us for this calling. Sometimes the journey will be overflowing with joy, and other times it will draining through difficulties and loneliness. Together, we will draw on our experiences wherever we are on the path and refill each other’s cups. Leaders: Russ & Tiffany Hightower, to join contact them at: firstname.lastname@example.org
THE CONNECTION—12 week study
Thursday Mornings | 9:15–11:15am | Starts September 8
The Connection: Where Hearts Meet is an interactive small group study designed to help you and your child build a lasting, loving connection. You will be encouraged and equipped with practical help based on Biblical truths and research-based interventions specifically developed for adoptive or foster care families.