HOW TO SERVE FOSTER AND ADOPTIVE FAMILIES
(1) Share Time & Talents. Eager to learn how you can come alongside those caring for the orphan? Consider using your time, talent and treasure to serve foster and adoptive families in our community. If you would like to learn about some ways or be assigned a family to serve on a monthly basis by taking a meal, providing a few hours of childcare, cleaning, household projects,or running an errand, let us know! Contact Sarah Oberndorfer at firstname.lastname@example.org
(2) Clothing and Resources. When foster children are placed, there is often an immediate need for clothing and items such as toothbrushes, diapers, or other hygiene items. Gracepoint Foster Care Ministry maintains gently used clothing of all sizes, hygiene items, and diapers in our Foster Care Resource Closet so they can be shared with foster families when needed. To donate new or gently used items, drop off before/after worship in the Resource Box in the basement. Questions? Email Sarah Oberndorfer at email@example.com
(3) Respite Care Families. Would you be interested in becoming licensed to provide respite care for foster children from Gracepoint? There is a big need for children in the Gracepoint community, and the Kansas City metro area at large to have safe, positive places to go for respite care (short-term care while foster families must travel, etc.). Want to find out more about this and other ways you can support foster families at Gracepoint? Contact Sarah Oberndorfer for more information. Phone: 913-449-4919 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
1.) THE BLUE DOOR PROJECT: This is a new youth residential home that opened in the Fall of 2016, located in Kansas City, Kansas. Gracepoint is proud to support this amazing home by providing service project days, donating time and funds, and mentoring. If you'd like to support The Blue Door Project, please visit www.thebluedoorproject.org
2.) KVC Behavioral Healthcare, Inc.: Many families at Gracepoint Church are licensed foster homes through KVC. If you are interested in becoming a foster parent or foster respite home, please contact www.kansas.kvc.org
WHAT: Often a child comes into foster care with only the clothes they are wearing. The first 24-48 hours of placement in a foster home brings many additional expenses as foster parents must provide the essential items for immediate needs. The RESOURCE CLOSET will provide a Care Package for each family at the time a child is placed to ease the burden of meeting some of those immediate needs, as well as provide resources for ongoing needs of foster children at Gracepoint Church, and the nearby areas.
HOW: Donations can be dropped off before/after worship in the Resource Box in the basement. A tax donation letter is available upon request.
Fostering Joy - Mobilizing Churches to care for vulnerable children
Joy Meadows - a physical foster care community being built.
KVC Behavioral Center - a licensing agency for foster families.