The median amount of time a child spends in foster care is just over one year. We know through research statistics that a child who grows up without a stable
The median amount of time a child spends in foster care is just over one year. We know through research statistics that a child who grows up without a stable home environment and without parents is more likely to have negative socio-economic, cognitive, and academic outcomes.
We also know God designed the family unit as a place of healing and safety for children. And a broken family needs the support, healing, mercy, and guidance from God’s people.
Through Families Count, a ministry of Lifeline Children’s Services, https://lifelinechild.org/families-count/ local churches have a platform to minister to and walk with broken families to help them be restored and preserved.
Here is a link to a video explaining this ministry. https://vimeo.com/319512996
Ocean View has put together a team to begin a Families Count 7-week class beginning on August 30th. On July 9th, at 10:30am in the Event Center, we will have an information meeting for all those interested in knowing more about this ministry and to see ways in which you can participate. We are specifically looking for those people who are willing to be a mentor to a young mother or father.
Please register for this meeting here so we know how many people to plan for.
Hope to see you there!
(Sunday) 10:30 am - 11:30 am