Written By: Heather Sewell
Since March 2017, Jefferson county volunteers have been on the front lines preventing fatherlessness through OCA Gateway. Nearly 40 needs have been met for Louisville families.
This year, a volunteer provided a washer and dryer for a single mom who had been washing her family’s clothes in the bathtub. Another volunteer provided extermination services for a single parent.
The families helped through OCA Gateway love and care deeply for their children. They are working with DCBS workers to get needs met. These 200 volunteers have kept families together.
“My hope is that we can take OCA Gateway across Kentucky and southern Indiana so that we can keep as many families together as possible by providing tangible needs and thus being the hands and feet of Jesus right in our own communities.” Stacia Washausen, Director of Family Support, said.
When you meet needs through OCA Gateway, you give relational supports needed to keep families together. Consider joining this movement and meet physical, tangible needs for families today. Involve your church, your family and meet needs together. Together we can uphold families. Sign up to receive updates, click here.
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. Philippians 2:3,4