Author Archives Heather Sewell

Family Preservation Efforts, Orphan Sunday 2017

Posted by Heather Sewell on November 16, 2017  /   Posted in Advocacy, Family Support, OCA Gateway, Volunteer Opportunities

Written By: Heather Sewell Since March 2017, Jefferson county volunteers have been on the front lines preventing fatherlessness through OCA Gateway. Nearly 40 needs have been met for Louisville families. This year, a volunteer provided a washer and dryer for a single mom who had been washing her family’s clothes in the bathtub. Another volunteer

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When a Church says, “Yes”

Posted by Heather Sewell on November 02, 2017  /   Posted in Foster Care

STAND SUNDAY 2017 from Christian Alliance for Orphans on Vimeo. August 5, 2016 by Jason Weber originally posted by CAFO One Question from a Pastor Changed Things for Hundreds in Foster Care When Bishop Aaron Blake, a pastor and foster/adoptive father, left his breakfast table for church on the second Sunday in November of 2004, he

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Donna Giovenco to speak at OCA Connect

Posted by Heather Sewell on November 01, 2017  /   Posted in Family Support

Next Tuesday at our OCA Connect meeting we will be learning together about food issues related to foster/adoptive families.  At our past meetings, it seems like this topic has come up a lot with a spectrum of specific challenges being mentioned.  We will have a short video presentation followed by a presentation by Donna Giovenco

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WHAS 11 covers H3 Conference

Posted by Heather Sewell on October 19, 2017  /   Posted in Events

Save the date and set your DVR! OCA executive director, Darren Washausen and State Farm agent, Jennifer Brown will be live on air Wednesday, October 25 on Great Day Live. This year’s 5th annual, Help, Hope, Heal conference will cover topics from self-care to nutrient imbalances in brain related disorders. With professional speakers, therapists and

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State Farm Office Stands with H3

Posted by Heather Sewell on October 13, 2017  /   Posted in Events, Family Support

Local State Farm agent Jennifer Brown launched her office this year on September 1, in Crestwood, KY. Her first order of business, give back to the community. “I am very passionate about the cause that the Orphan Care Alliance represents and supports. Caring for kids from hard places couldn’t hit closer to home for me, having

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Mully – Pre Purchase Tickets

Posted by Heather Sewell on September 28, 2017  /   Posted in Adoption, Adoption Support, Family Support

Focus on the Family is proud to sponsor the Mully movie, coming to select theaters nationwide October 3rd, 4th & 5th! This powerful new documentary tells the story of Charles Mully, a modern day hero in Kenya who responded to God’s call, and rescued thousands of orphans in his midst! We believe his story will inspire thousands to

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Let us Lift you up this Fall

Posted by Heather Sewell on September 21, 2017  /   Posted in Events, Family Support

Learn to connect with kids from hard places and enjoy a day of encouragement and healing. This local conference gives our community resources, encouragement and life-giving breakout sessions! The best news, it’s only $5 per person until October 1st and then registration increases to $10!! Breakfast and lunch will be provided. What is the HELP, HOPE,

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4 Things OCA Never Asks For…

Posted by Heather Sewell on September 14, 2017  /   Posted in Fundraiser

OCA equips Christians to act on the biblical command to care for the fatherless. Whether it is bringing a family together by providing an adoption loan or grant, building a community of support for adoptive and foster parents or providing coaching and relational support to youth or a family in crisis, OCA connects Christians to

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