By: Darren Washausen Are you ready to “get up” at the 2017 Compassion Cup? The scramble is just around the corner and the last day to register a team is TUESDAY, September 5. Follow this link to register or get more info. September 11 at Lake Forest Country Club Registration begins at 11:30 a.m., Tee-Off
Author Archives Heather Sewell
by: Maralee Bradley I started digging into the concept of self-care from a very depleted place. I have a lot of little kids. My marriage was not healthy. It was winter in the midwest, which if you’ve lived through winter in the midwest you understand why that contributes to a depleted feeling. I was too
By: Amy L. Denley, Psy.D. By and large, most adoptive parents I have met are remarkable people. They are committed to causes bigger than themselves and are courageous and generous about investing themselves in the lives of others. But sometime this “outward focus” can leave adoptive parents little time for self-care. Their own emotional, spiritual and physical needs may be
by: Maralee Bradley (This post is part of a series on self-care. You can find my introductory post here.) It was almost a year ago now that I first read the words “self-care” and felt the stinging realization that while I knew what those words meant, I wasn’t sure what they meant TO ME. “Care”
By: Heather Sewell I never realize the need to slow down until I get sick. Like, physically drained. My husband always jokes and tells people that he is married to a machine. But, when enough is enough – I crash. Hard. In bed for an entire weekend – but that was before becoming a mother.
Need a reason to golf? By: Brandon Karem, OCA board member The amount of the foster youth population that end up homeless or in prison is staggering. We feel that we can make a huge impact by providing these young adults genuine Christ- like love and companionship. At its core that’s what OCA is all about.
What If…you didn’t help your teens transition to college? What if…no one helped you transition to adulthood? For our community’s foster youth transitional support is critical to navigating adulthood. The statistics are staggering when we evaluate the first 3 years of a youth who transitions without support. Maybe you aren’t called to adopt, foster or
Ministry Announcement! We have made the decision to take “OCA” out of the name of our family preservation ministry to avoid any confusion for our sweet clients. We know the children in this ministry are NOT orphans and we would never want to imply otherwise. So – check out our newly renovated ministry. Same Goal
Dr. Seuss once said, “as in golf, as in life, it is the follow through that makes the difference.” Since 2015, Orphan Care Alliance has hosted an annual fundraiser. The Compassion Cup Golf Scramble serves as a way for people who care about our ministry to connect and show their support for the mission of
By: Haley Hisle Those who provide care within a school and church setting spend a lot of time with children and adolescents and can have a profound influence. These people volunteer in many different roles to help look after children while a parent is in a small group or church service. Heather Sewell, Ministry Development