Orphan Care Alliance

OCA Spotlight: Meet Darren

Posted by Heather Sewell on May 08, 2012  /   Posted in Ministry Updates

In January of 2009, a man by the name of Bob Mudd followed God’s leading to leave Louisville and his role as the President of Orphan Care Alliance (what was then known as Louisville Orphan Care Initiative) and head to Colorado Springs, CO to become the COO of Children’s Hope Chest. Thankfully, when God calls

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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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The American Orphan

Posted by Heather Sewell on April 24, 2012  /   Posted in Advocacy

Ever wondered what happens to young men and women who age out of our foster care system? The research tells us that over 70% of them will end up homeless or in jail within 12 months. Why, you might ask? The specific reasons are many, but in general it is because they age out without

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Help Support OCA in the miniMarathon

Posted by Heather Sewell on April 20, 2012  /   Posted in Events, Ministry Updates

This is the 2nd year that OCA will be participating in the charity module for the Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon/miniMarathon. Through this event we are able to raise funds by having runners train hard and encourage supporters to donate on their behalf to OCA. Last year we raised over $5,600 through the sacrificial efforts of

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Help Support OCA in the miniMarathon

Posted by Heather Sewell on April 20, 2012  /   Posted in Events, Ministry Updates

This is the 2nd year that OCA will be participating in the charity module for the Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon/miniMarathon. Through this event we are able to raise funds by having runners train hard and encourage supporters to donate on their behalf to OCA. Last year we raised over $5,600 through the sacrificial efforts of

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Upcoming Adoption Seminar on Saturday, April 21

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

OCA had an amazing response at the Antioch Adoption/Orphan Care Seminar on Jan 28 which was held in partnership with Antioch Church at Southside Ministry Center. We had over 105 people attend, including speakers and volunteers. Over 8 churches were represented at the seminar. This seminar was well attended because of prayer and creative outreach

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