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Serving families in unexpected ways

Posted by Office Admin on November 22, 2017  /   Posted in Advocacy, Safe Harbor

After hearing about the Safe Harbor ministry, Barry and Jodi Gorter, along with their three kids, decided to join our network of Care Families to provide a safe place for vulnerable families and their children, in Louisville. “Our hearts were just burdened by these children, so we just wanted to step in where we could

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Creating A Path for the Vulnerable

Posted by Office Admin on July 13, 2017  /   Posted in Ministry Updates, Pathways

By: Brandon Karem More often than not when I’m discussing orphan care, the comparisons drawn are that orphan care equals adoption or fostering. While we praise God every day for those who step up and take on those roles, there are many other opportunities to care for the fatherless in a less permanent way and still have

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Adoptive Mom’s Perspective

Posted by Office Admin on June 30, 2017  /   Posted in Adoption

Earlier this month Kristi Thompson wrote two educational blogs for us over trauma informed teaching and how to educate and deal with children who come from neglect, abuse, abandonment, orphanage care, chronic illness, or a stressful gestation. We also learned how to equip the church to care for kids from hard places. Today, we are going

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A Warm Welcome!

Posted by Office Admin on June 29, 2017  /   Posted in Jubilee Academy, Ministry Updates

We have an exciting announcement from our Executive Director! I am very happy to announce that Kristie Eldridge is the new Head of School at Jubilee Academy. Kristie is no stranger to teaching with over 20 years of experience, which includes 2 years at Jubilee Academy. Since Kristie left Jubilee Academy, she has received her

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Trauma Informed Teaching Part 2

Posted by Office Admin on June 15, 2017  /   Posted in Jubilee Academy

By: Kristi Thompson Children who have experienced trauma at the hands of their caregivers especially need calm and caring teachers, but they are also the ones most likely to mistrust adults and push those teachers away. “The children who need love the most will ask for it in the most unloving ways,” Russel Barkley, educational

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Trauma Informed Teaching Part 1

Posted by Office Admin on June 14, 2017  /   Posted in Jubilee Academy

By: Kristi Thompson Children from hard places, that is, children who have experienced early life traumas such as abuse, neglect, abandonment, orphanage care, chronic illness, or a stressful gestation, walk into the classroom carrying additional burdens. While they may look like their peers, they often have what is known as a “hidden disability.” The way

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