Advocacy

Equipping the Church to Care for Kids from Hard Places

Posted by Heather Sewell on June 22, 2017  /   Posted in Advocacy, Churches, Ministry Updates, Parenting

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

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Foster Parent Spotlight- Jason & Nikole Skaggs

Posted by Office Admin on May 11, 2017  /   Posted in Adoption, Advocacy, Foster Care

By: Haley Hisle, OCA Marketing Coordinator According to ABCNews, approximately 800,000 children every year come in contact with the foster care system. On average, children stay in the foster care system for nearly three years before being reunited with their families or being adopted. Imagine, 3 years of a child’s life without having consistent support

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Volunteer Spotlight- Allison Chesser

Posted by Office Admin on April 20, 2017  /   Posted in Advocacy, Life Coaching, Orphan Care, Uncategorized, Volunteer Opportunities

“You were born with the ability to change someone’s life. Don’t ever waste it.” -Anonymous. We love to spotlight our volunteers here at OCA because we love seeing fellow brothers and sisters doing Christ’s work! Galatians 5:13 says, You, my brothers and sisters were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to

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Glenda Wright, foster care made me stronger

Posted by Heather Sewell on February 16, 2017  /   Posted in Advocacy, Life Coaching

Glenda Wright’s story At nine years old Glenda’s grandmother became her legal guardian, along with her three brothers. A year later, Glenda’s grandmother passed away. With no one else to care for Glenda and her brothers, they entered the foster care system in western Kentucky. Initially, they were placed in a foster home together. Then,

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Highlands Boombozz Fundraiser, Wednesday

Posted by Heather Sewell on February 06, 2017  /   Posted in Advocacy, Events

Make plans to dine out with your family at Boombozz in the highlands! OCA is having a restaurant night fundraiser this Wednesday, Feb 8, all day. We will get 20% of everything spent on food that night by anyone who shares our flyer with their server. You get a nice meal with your family, OCA

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How Local Churches Support Foster Youth Transitioning to College

Posted by Heather Sewell on February 01, 2017  /   Posted in Advocacy, Life Coaching

How Local Churches Support Foster Youth Transitioning to College Imagine being a teenager facing transition into adulthood and independence all alone. Thousands of young people face aging out of foster care every year. These teens need support, guidance and family now, and for the rest of their lives.  OCA Life Coaching Director, Beth Pace equipped local churches

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Orphan Advocacy and You (part 2)

Posted by Heather Sewell on December 23, 2016  /   Posted in Advocacy

(read part 1) So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. John 8:38 What will you do with that freedom? Use this advent season to pray about your role in caring for families and children. Please consider praying through this list I have put together for you – in 2016, make your

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Orphan Care Advocacy and You

Posted by Heather Sewell on December 21, 2016  /   Posted in Advocacy

What is orphan care advocacy? What does it mean to mirror the gospel message and adoption? Who is affected by orphan care and how do I fit in? If you have ever asked any of these questions, we should talk. Without truly understanding the vast needs of adoption and foster care it doesn’t make sense

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