Every year 35,000 children are taken into care in the UK. Many are removed from chaotic, traumatic, abusive, neglectful or desperate situations. All will need a temporary foster home and some will go on to needing a new adoptive family. Regional charity Home for Good: Suffolk is planning new engagement events for 2018 and explains for your Church can help.
With a shortage of foster carers and adopters, particularly for older children, sibling groups and children with additional needs, Home for Good believes that the Church should respond to God’s call to be a father to the fatherless and support the orphans and widow (James 1:27). Home for Good believes we, as God’s children, should step forward and care for these vulnerable children and that the Church should wrap around and support those who do.
Your Church can help in all sorts of ways
PROMOTE – Ask us to come and speak at your Church and help promote our events
CONNECT – Help us build links with churches and signpost carers you know to us
PRAY – Sign up to received our news bulletin with prayer points
GIVE – Give practically e.g. offer buildings for events and Connect Groups, provide refreshments, choose a Champion for your church, consider tithing to us.
We are currently planning our information events for 2018 and we are looking for churches to help provide free venues for us to be able to reach the following areas in Suffolk;
- Bury St Edmunds
If your Church may be able to help then please get in touch.
Home for Good: Suffolk is a local movement of Home for Good, governed by voluntary charity Transforming Futures – Suffolk. We aim to connect with Suffolk churches to promote the need for adoption and fostering in our county. We also provide Connect Groups and regular events to help connect families who are foster carers, adopters, SGO or offer kinship care. These are open to the community and ALL families can attend regardless of their faith or background.