When crisis strikes, many of us rely on family or our church community to provide the extra support we need during a hard season. Without supports like these in place, circumstances can quickly become debilitating and lead to abuse, neglect or child welfare intervention when the family foundation is rocky.
OCA Families equips compassionate volunteers to come alongside a family in crisis and create a community of people to help them in a time of need. Placing parents legally maintain full custody, and Christian families care for the children in their homes, typically for about 30 days. Ultimately, the parents navigate the crisis with a new community of support and the family is reunified without child welfare intervention.
Together we can…
✓ Share the love of Christ in a tangible way
✓ Prevent child abuse and neglect
✓ Keep families together long-term
✓ Offer hope and extend grace to a family in need
✓ Be the change we wish to see in the world
You can wrap around a family in crisis by offering care as…
- A Family Friend – volunteers walk with the biological parent through their crisis to help them gain stability.
- A Host Family – volunteer families open their home temporarily to provide safety and stability to a child.
- A Family Coach – volunteers support the host family and form a relationship with the children in their care.
Let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth. 1 John 3:18
When God’s people are in need, be ready to help them. Always be eager to practice hospitality. Romans 10:13