Foster Care Support

OCA Spotlight: Meet Jeff

Posted by Heather Sewell on June 01, 2012  /   Posted in Ministry Updates

You might think that a man with such a big heart for the fatherless would’ve acquired that passion from his own experience. Not so. Jeff Stumph has parents, folks who raised him in a loving household, one that always pointed towards Jesus. Still, he isn’t blind to the plight of kids without. “There are too

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Thoughts from a Life Coach

Posted by Heather Sewell on May 22, 2012  /   Posted in Life Coaching

It always amazes me, this role of life coach. I can’t think of one time when a subject was covered between me and the young man I was journeying with that was not significant . . . for both of us! Take, for example, just going out to Rally’s. We talk about cars, motorcycles, easy

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Sojourn Adoption / Orphan Care Seminar Recap

Posted by Heather Sewell on May 18, 2012  /   Posted in Events

There was a different kind of fireworks going off the same day as “Thunder over Louisville.” These were fireworks in the hearts of over 100 attending the OCA Adoption & Orphan Care Seminar at Sojourn Community Church. One of the day’s highlights was listening to Dr. Bill Smithwick of Sunrise Children’s Services. He challenged us

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Sojourn Adoption / Orphan Care Seminar Recap

Posted by Heather Sewell on May 18, 2012  /   Posted in Events

There was a different kind of fireworks going off the same day as “Thunder over Louisville.” These were fireworks in the hearts of over 100 attending the OCA Adoption & Orphan Care Seminar at Sojourn Community Church. One of the day’s highlights was listening to Dr. Bill Smithwick of Sunrise Children’s Services. He challenged us

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Could YOUR family be a SAFE family?

Posted by Heather Sewell on May 10, 2012  /   Posted in Safe Families

Could you help with someone like Janice? She’s a 15 year old whose father was homeless last spring and too overwhelmed looking for a job to take care of his child. Safe Families for Children – Kentuckiana is looking for people just like you! We need Christian families willing to open their homes to children

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Why We Became Foster Parents

Posted by Heather Sewell on May 04, 2012  /   Posted in Advocacy, Foster Care

by Elisabeth Arthur “Foster care, who would do that?” “Who would open their homes to unknown people with unknown problems?” “How could anyone allow children into their homes and not become attached?” These questions were once how I viewed foster care. I never imagined that I would be where I am today, living life as

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Why We Became Foster Parents

Posted by Heather Sewell on May 04, 2012  /   Posted in Advocacy, Foster Care

by Elisabeth Arthur “Foster care, who would do that?” “Who would open their homes to unknown people with unknown problems?” “How could anyone allow children into their homes and not become attached?” These questions were once how I viewed foster care. I never imagined that I would be where I am today, living life as

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Prayer Focus: Foster Care System

Posted by Heather Sewell on May 02, 2012  /   Posted in Foster Care

Our focus within OCA is Serving the Fatherless…One Need at a Time! One of the ways that we do this is by working with the State of Kentucky to support the young people in our community. The L&N Building, at the corner of 9th & Broadway in downtown Louisville, houses most of the state employees

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Kids’ Care Closet

Posted by Heather Sewell on April 27, 2012  /   Posted in Family Support

The Kids’ Care Closet got its start in 2010, operating out of various locations throughout Kentuckiana including a volunteer’s dining room, an office cubicle and donated storage space. The Closet is now consolidated in the basement of our offices on North Watterson Trail. OCA’s Care Closet provides supplies to kinship families and also for children

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