The mission of the Vulnerable Children Ministry is to come alongside those who foster, adopt, and serve children who are susceptible to physical, emotional, mental, spiritual harm.  VCM provides education, mentoring, training, and hands on help for families who care for those children.

“Defend the poor and fatherless; Do justice to the afflicted and needy.”  Psalm 82:3

 

How You can Get Involved

Prayer Chain:  Receive and pray over a weekly email that includes a relevant topic for those fostering or adopting and personal requests from families.  For information contact Janet Fernandes at jmfinohio@gmail.com.

My Comfort Keeper:  Backpacks of Comforts for new Foster Children: Help sew, shop &/or donate items to create 12 backpacks a month. Backpacks include a fleece blanket, book, puzzle, activities, crayons/colored pencils, small toy, stuffed animal, shampoo, body wash, oral care.

Interested? For information contact Eileen Herzog at eherzog317@gmail.com or 513-374-4703. 

Meals Ministry for Foster Families:  Help foster families by preparing freezer meals, donating to defray the cost of groceries, and/or give gift cards. For information contact Theresa Chumley at chumleytheresa@gmail.com or 513-722-4995

Resource Closet:  Help meet the basic clothing needs of any vulnerable children within our church family and community by donating very gently used and new clothing, undergarments, shoes and outerwear. Foster parents are encouraged to “shop” for new placements and growing children. For information contact Debbie Yoxthimer at 513-315-1951.

Support Group:  Come to this safe place for foster/adoptive/kinship parents to share, learn and find encouragement from others who understand our unique challenges. Grow in the capacity to parent children from hard places. Meet in Room 8A on the second Sunday of each month during the second service.  For information contact Sarah Clarke at Sunnysar522@hotmail.com.

 

Related Ministries/Resources

Safe Families for Children is a movement fueled by compassion to keep children safe and families intact. Through Host Families, Family Friends, and Family Coaches work together to temporarily host children and provide a network of support to families in crisis while they get back on their feet. safe-families.org.

PureHOPE:  Provides resources and encouragement for families raising children in our sexualized culture. For more information, contact Barbara Franckewitz at bfranckewitz@gmail.com or go to purehope.net.

Faith For life: Faith Church’s Pro–Life ministry exists for the purpose of blessing those who choose life.  Anyone may come alongside this group by dropping off new baby items in the dresser corner, participating in baby showers, and supporting the pregnancy centers by participating in their fundraising events. For information, contact Janet Fernandes at jmfinohio@gmail.com.