Understanding Children from Hard Places through an Adoption

Posted by Heather Sewell on October 26, 2016  /   Posted in Adoption, Advocacy, Events, Family Support

By: Joan Miller, Director of Clinical Counseling at The Provision School and Family Counseling Center, Lexington, KY A sign in my office reads: “Adoption loss is the only trauma in the world where victims are expected by the whole of society to be grateful”- Rev. Keith C. Griffith At first when you read that, it

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3 Reasons to Golf in the 2016 Compassion Cup

Posted by Heather Sewell on August 16, 2016  /   Posted in Fundraiser

Need a reason to golf? Here are three. Fore Bill The 2016 William “Bill” Karem Compassion Cup is honoring a man who valued family. Bill cherished his wife of 53 years, loved young children and golfing was one of his favorite hobbies when the grandkids were busy. He was accepting, kindhearted and “near perfect,” as his family described him. He had his quirks. He

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May Safe Families Update

Posted by Heather Sewell on May 13, 2016  /   Posted in Safe Families

A few weeks ago, while working with a new mom, I picked up scabies from being in her apartment. If you don’t know what scabies are, I wouldn’t suggest googling it, especially while eating! To spare you the critter pictures, it is the equivalent of head lice but on your body. Awful right? I was unwillingly forced

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Jefferson County Foster Parents NEEDED!

Posted by Heather Sewell on May 10, 2016  /   Posted in Uncategorized

I am the “Recruitment Coordinator” for the Foster Care and Adoption Program in Jefferson County for the Cabinet for Health and Family Services. Jefferson County is in dire need for foster and adoptive homes and we are trying to get the word out! In Jefferson County we currently have about 1144 children in and out

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Southeast Oldham Campus brings community together for Orphan Care

Posted by Heather Sewell on September 03, 2015  /   Posted in Adoption Support, Family Support

Southeast Oldham Campus brings community together to advocate for orphan care and adoption support September 16, 2015 • 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Southeast Oldham Campus Sanctuary This September, Southeast Christian Church will bring the community together to learn about opportunities to care for vulnerable children and orphans, as well as networking adoption and foster

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Help, Hope, Heal Conference 2015

Posted by Heather Sewell on September 02, 2015  /   Posted in Adoption Support, Family Support, Parenting

It’s Back!! Register for the 3rd Annual Help, Hope, Heal Conference Learn to connect with kids from hard places and enjoy a day of encouragement and healing. Orphan Care Alliance, together with Highview Baptist, hosts the Help, Hope and Heal Conference (H3).  H3 has sessions designed to support, inform and inspire everyone who touches on

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Compassion Cup Golf Scramble

Posted by Heather Sewell on July 15, 2015  /   Posted in Churches, Events, Ministry Updates, Partners, Volunteer Opportunities

Orphan Care Alliance 2015 Compassion Cup Take Your Pastor Golfing, in support of Orphan Care Alliance Sponsored by Spalding University On Monday, September 28, 2015, Orphan Care Alliance will be presenting a first-of-its-kind Fall Golf Scramble at Oxmoor Country Club. Spalding  University has generously offered to sponsor the event! This fundraiser will double as an opportunity for you

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National Attachment Trauma Awareness (NATA) Day

Posted by Heather Sewell on June 19, 2015  /   Posted in Adoption Support, Advocacy, Family Support, Orphan Care, Parenting

My Life as a Parent of a Traumatized, Attachment-Disordered Child I’m giving you this letter because you have expressed an interest in my experience as a parent of a traumatized, attachment-disordered child. It is not a story I relate to you lightly. My child has some very special needs and because of this, so do

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Safe Families movement cares for Louisville mom

Posted by Heather Sewell on May 29, 2015  /   Posted in Safe Families

God’s Work in 24 Hours A Woman’s Choice & Necole’s Place May 2015 Newsletter Article Friday, May 21, at Necole’s Place, our staff had a conversation with one of our GED graduates, who was present for Bible Study. She had just returned from the doctor’s office, going into her 37th week of pregnancy, and the

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