Safe Families for Children

Kentucky Governor Signs House Bill 420, for families

Posted by Heather Sewell on May 27, 2016  /   Posted in Advocacy, Churches, Family Support, Parenting, Safe Families, Videos, Volunteer Opportunities

“It’s supposed to be there to help people where they are. Government is there to facilitate our liberty, our freedom and our ability to do what we were created to do.” Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin Today was a big win for Kentucky families. The House Bill 420 was passed into law, when the Governor signed

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Southern Indiana mom finds hope through OCA host family

Posted by Heather Sewell on December 26, 2015  /   Posted in Advocacy, Churches, Parenting, Safe Families, Volunteer Opportunities

Between September of 2013 and September of 2015, Indiana saw the number of “children in need of services” jump by 40 percent, according to a recent report by the federal government. Indiana officials blame heroin and prescription painkillers for this increase. As the crisis continues to rise, infants are being abandoned in hospitals and placed

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We are Donors – Join us in Preserving Families!

Posted by Heather Sewell on November 25, 2015  /   Posted in Fundraiser, Safe Families, Videos, Volunteer Opportunities

Safe Families for Children keeps Southern Indiana mother and child together, despite incarceration Getting a positive pregnancy test is big news for anyone. Two weeks after finding out this news, Mindy was arrested. Watch to find out how Safe Families kept Mindy and her infant together in the midst of crisis. “We are Donors” Join

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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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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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Safe Families for Children: April Update

Posted by Heather Sewell on April 06, 2015  /   Posted in Safe Families

March was another pretty big month for Safe Families and April is going to be no different! By: Sarah Cook, Safe Families for Children Director Our Worship Night at Hope Culture Church was a big hit. 25 people came out to worship with us! We had such a great response and there were so many more who

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Louisville family embraces local children through Safe Families for Children

Posted by Heather Sewell on March 10, 2014  /   Posted in Family Support, Parenting, Safe Families

By: Alicia Rowe Matthew 6:19-36 is the passage in which Jesus tells us not to worry about material things (what we will eat or drink or wear). He says that non-Christians eagerly seek these things but we are to “seek first His kingdom and His righteousness and all these things will be added to us”

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When God stays up late with me

Posted by Heather Sewell on March 03, 2014  /   Posted in Safe Families

A story from a Safe Family for Children volunteer host family. By: Jesika Knight @TheKnightFive At night he screams. During the day he is tough and wild and independent. But at night he screams. He dozes off for awhile, but then out of nowhere his eyes open and he goes from sound asleep to terrified. And the only

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When God stays up late with me

Posted by Heather Sewell on March 03, 2014  /   Posted in Safe Families

A story from a Safe Family for Children volunteer host family. By: Jesika Knight @TheKnightFive At night he screams. During the day he is tough and wild and independent. But at night he screams. He dozes off for awhile, but then out of nowhere his eyes open and he goes from sound asleep to terrified. And the only

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Safe Families ministry offers support and ongoing training for volunteers

Posted by Heather Sewell on February 25, 2014  /   Posted in Orphan Care

By: Heather Sewell Biblical hospitality is what the ministry Safe Families for Children is all about. In February, OCA launched its first volunteer campaign to recruit volunteers to serve families experiencing a short-term crisis within our community.  This ministry expands beyond the four walls of a church and transforms Christian households into mini churches by

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