Care Communities

Promise686 equips and engages churches to serve foster and adoptive families by surrounding them with a volunteer “Care Community.”

God’s heart for His people is the “pure religion” of James 1:27 – that we would “visit widows and orphans in their affliction.” Caring for orphans and foster children is not only for those who adopt or foster children but it is for everyone who desires “pure religion.” Foster and adoptive families need community to surround them in their calling and this is how we can all be involved.


Parents who foster or adopt need to know they’ll be well-supported when a child arrives in their home. Foster children, as well as adopted children, have unique needs and require intentional focus from their new parents. Supporting these families in practical, hands-on ways provides a healthier context for a child’s transition into their new home.

Volunteers offer support in the following ways:

    • Bringing weekly meals
    • Supplying or sourcing practical needs – eg. bunk beds, strollers, carseats, clothing…
    • Transporting children to appointments
    • Mentoring children
    • Coordinating volunteers for a foster family
    • Becoming trained to provide respite care
“I would have quit fostering if it weren’t for my Care Community.” – a foster mom in Indiana

Attend a Live The Promise partner church? Take the next step and become a Care Community volunteer!

Want to serve a foster family but not attending a Live The Promise partner church? Recommend your church. Become an Advocate.

Care Communities in light of Coronavirus

Learn how to serve children and families virtually, providing real care from a safe distance. See our how-to guide here.

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