Did you know there are over 400,000 children in U.S. foster care? That number is simply too BIG. On top of this, kids in foster care experience greater rates of PTSD than combat veterans. The reality is, at-risk kids are in desperate need of a change.
The foster care system as we know it perpetually lacks the resources it needs most. Stressed families and anxious caseworkers desperately work to provide what’s necessary while children frequently are forced to move from home to home. The Promise model fuels a different child welfare reality where a child’s wellbeing – physical, emotional, and spiritual – is supported with more than enough families for children, more than enough devoted volunteers rallied around families, and more than enough responders to simple needs.
Promise686 implements Family Advocacy Ministries (FAMs) to do three things: 1) prevent children from going into foster care, 2) intervene once they do enter care, and 3) connect kids and families forever. Currently, we’re helping over 700 FAMs nationwide to care for over 2100 families. By supporting foster & adoptive families and biological families in crisis, vulnerable children are experiencing a more stable environment.
But our work isn’t even close to being done! We need your help to continue implementing more FAMs, and ultimately, caring for more at-risk kids. That’s why we invite you to the Promise686 Fall Benefit on November 13, 2021 @ 6:30 pm at Fernbank Museum in Atlanta. The event is black-tie optional and includes a cocktail hour, dinner, and a LIVE & Silent Auction.
When you support Promise686 through the Fall Benefit, your generosity helps push forward our mission to mobilize church communities to care for vulnerable children. If you aren’t able to host a table or attend the event, you can still get involved by either sponsoring the event, making a donation, or participating in the Silent Auction.
*While the LIVE auction is for attendees of the event, anyone can participate in the digital Silent Auction.