To activate Family Advocacy Ministries (FAMs), serving over a thousand vulnerable children annually, throughout Montana, via coordinated yet autonomous churches leading in their communities, radically altering the state of child welfare in three years.
WHY JOIN THE MONTANA INITIATIVE?
Approximately 3,000 Montana children in foster care stand to gain the most when local churches step up to provide support via resources, volunteers, and families. Additionally, their biological families in crisis will gain strength through relational support.
Promise686’s Montana Initiative works with local churches to implement Family Advocacy Ministries (FAMs), providing what vulnerable children need most: strong families. By mobilizing church volunteers to serve families in crisis, children are able to experience the care and stability they need.
With your support, we’re aiming to plant FAMs in 10% of Montana churches, creating Christ-centered, child-focused ministries. These FAMs will utilize tools like CarePortal and Promise686 Care Communities to serve local children who are at-risk.
This Montana-specific initiative will be led by Promise686, alongside a Montana-based advisory board, until a local nonprofit partner can step in.
The phased launch will require $200,000 by Jan. 2023. For Others Collective, a foundation started by Chris and Lauren Tomlin matched the initial $25,000 given in an effort to strengthen children and families in Montana.