Foster Care & C127
Commission 127 exists to empower churches to create much-needed support for foster, adoptive, and biological families in crisis. By developing teams known as FAM's (Family Advocate Ministries) C127 surrounds foster families with support, love, and prayers and helps to lighten the burden of day to day responsibilities while they pour into children in crisis. If you have ever felt the pull to be a part of the foster care system, but aren't sure you have the resources or ability to pull it off, this is a great way to be a support to a family who has stepped into this role.
Pack Backpacks of Food
Altamonte Elementary School is a Title 1 school within walking distance of our campus. With just under 600 students, over 60% qualify for food assistance. 100 children experience food insecurity and receive a bag of groceries every week. There is a lot of opportunity to practically help the teachers and staff at Altamonte Elementary care for the children they serve. There will be more ways to get connected over the next few months, but the first is to volunteer to pack backpacks of groceries for children each week. Whether you can go each week or once a month, the schedule is flexible and the help would be so appreciated. Currently, one staff member and one volunteer help pack 100 bags with groceries every single week. Any extra help would be such a blessing.
The righteous are those who are willing to disadvantage themselves to the advantage of their community; the wicked are those who are willing to disadvantage the community to advantage themselves.
Orlando Children's Church
Orlando Children’s Church is a Saturday morning program for underserved youth in the greater Orlando area. Every week, kids from kindergarten through 12th grade come to OCC to have breakfast, spend time with friends and caring volunteers, and learn more about what it means to follow the way of Jesus. We have frequently held giving and supply drives for OCC and encourage anyone looking for a place to serve in a way that would have a significant impact in the lives of local youth to consider Orlando Children's Church!
Samaritan Village is a safe home and therapeutic program for adult survivors of sex trafficking. They offer one of the only long term residential programs for survivors in Central Florida. Their holistic, trauma-informed care model combines a variety of therapies to help women heal and move towards healthy, empowered, independent lives. Follow the link below to learn more about their mission or to serve at Samaritan Village.