Did you know that in Colorado there an average of 4600 children and youth in out-of-home care on any given day?
Since May is designated as National Foster Care Month, there are several ways Timberline Church is getting involved to support the special families that provide loving homes to children in need.
During the weekend services on May 4th and 5th, stop by and learn more about several organizations hosting information tables in the mall. Scheduled to attend are:
- Project 1.27 is a nonprofit organization that helps recruit, train, and support parents from the faith community to adopt or foster children in the Colorado child welfare services.
- Lutheran Family Services is a faith-based, non-profit human service agency helping children and families during their most challenging times.
- Maple Star specializes in innovative foster care programs and seeks to provide loving and healing homes for all children and youth.
- Larimer County works with children who are at risk of being abused or who have been abused or neglected and links them with foster families who are in a position to help.
- Welcome Child is Timberline Church’s orphan ministry and seeks to share God’s heart for orphans within our church, our community, and around the world.
We also support foster families by providing backpacks filled with school supplies in the fall. Last year, Timberline gave 250 backpacks though “A Backpack Of My Own.” You can sign up at the Welcome Child table to provide backpacks and then deliver the filled backpacks in late July or early August in time for school.
Lastly, support National Foster Care Month by praying for foster families and for those God would call to this special ministry of providing care for at risk children and youth.