The 400,000 children in foster care in the United States are immensely underserved and often experience outcomes like: high rates of incarceration, mental health challenges, teenage pregnancy, and an exponentially increased probability of being trafficked. To care for these children, we lean into partnerships with churches and organizations, knowing that together we can make a greater impact.
Since the beginning, our approach has been to collaborate first and understand what is being done, then determine needs and develop partnerships. This goal of caring for vulnerable children isn’t possible in isolation. We recognize the need for collaboration and work diligently to build partnerships with others working toward our same vision.
This partnership is called The Promise Network: a group of churches and organizations nationwide that are committed to living the promise God makes in Psalm 68:6 “to set the lonely in families.”
We help our church partners and affiliates implement a step-by-step model called Family Advocacy Ministries (FAMs). As part of The Promise Network, our partners receive training, resources, and ongoing staff support from Promise686.
For six years now, we’ve exported the best of our work in developing FAMs, providing support systems for foster & adoptive families, and biological families in crisis. While we first began our work in Georgia, we now support churches and organizations nationwide, allowing the greater potential to reach a very large number of at-risk kids and families across the U.S.
We currently support 504 churches and 24 organizations in 18 states and greatly recognize how the value of collaboration dramatically impacts what we do each day.
If you represent a church or nonprofit organization that might be interested in joining The Promise Network, we’d love to hear from you!
Grammy winner Chris Tomlin is now an official Promise686 partner and advocate. His foundation, Angel Armies, is “a community passionate about solving the issues plaguing our vulnerable youth” and they’ve chosen Promise686 as a strategic ally in this mission. As part of the partnership, Tomlin is using his nationwide concert tour to share about our work developing Family Advocacy Ministries (FAMs) and the opportunities to care for at-risk kids.