Supporting Foster and Adoptive Families
The Family Advocacy Ministry (FAM) was launched in 2017 with the mission to serve families in crisis, to care for foster and adoptive families, and to share the love of Jesus by establishing personal relationships built through prayer and support.
FAM serves foster, adoptive and families in crisis by working with Safe Families (families in crisis) and Promise 686 (foster and adoptive families). These models are very similar and volunteers can easily serve under both; however, training is necessary for both. The trainings are video driven. We are happy to set a training up for you or contact you as we set up trainings for others.
For more Information about Family Advocacy Ministry, contact coordinator Laura Jeter at (706) 594-2262 or email@example.com.
Safe Families for Children (SFFC) is an innovative collaboration between area churches, volunteers, and children welfare professionals designed to support at-risk children and parents in need. SFFC creates family-like supports for desperate families through a community of compassionate volunteers motivated by their faith to keep children safe and ultimately together with their families.
For more information: Twin Cedars Safe Familes Page: https://www.twincedars.org/program/sffc/
Promise 686, based on Psalm 68:6, uses churches to provide encouragement and help to foster families. Care groups much like the Safe Families care groups are placed around foster families. Each care group is unique and built in order to serve the needs of the foster family. A weekly meal, babysitting, light house work, tutoring are just a few of the many tasks this care group can offer.
For more information: https://promise686.org/
FAM Freezer Ministry
The FAM Freezer ministry provides meals to those families who are hosting children through Safe Families and Foster and Adoptive families while their Promise Care Groups are being established. Meals are also sent home with children when they are reunited with their families.
FAM Freezer Sunday is the second Sunday of the month. We accept several type of meal options. Homemade entrees should include the cook’s name and contact information, and the date it was made, and the recipe, so we can share the ingredients with families. We also accept frozen entrees from the grocery store, gift cards for any local restaurant, or meals from any of our local businesses like Supper at Home (https://supperathomeyall.com/) and Sloppy Pig Catering (https://www.facebook.com/Sloppy-Pig-Catering-910638348978805/). These items can brought to church on the second Sunday of the month. Volunteers or carts will be at the entrances to accept the meals.
For questions or more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Annual FAM Appreciation Luncheon
Every year in November, FAM hosts a luncheon for those who work with at risk children and families in our community. This includes Department of Family and Children’s Services, Court Appointed Special Advocates, Troup County School System Counselors, West Georgia Counseling, Circles, Juvenile Court and many more. The luncheon provides encouragement to those working with families in crises.