We want to be supportive of these families and have partnered with The CALL to provide facilities for training and conferences to help families learn how to love these children well. We hope to provide service opportunities for community groups and other types of support for families. We’ll add those to this page as they occur. For more information, contact Sylvia Chesser.
The CALL is mobilizing the church in Arkansas to love foster children with the extravagant love of Christ, by equipping the Body of Christ to care for foster children through foster care, adoption, support ministries, and giving.
When there are not enough foster homes in a county, a child coming into foster care will be sent to another county with an available foster home. A sibling group may be split up if a home that will take all of them can’t be located and may end up in different counties. So not only was the child removed from a home situation, but now everything else changes too: new school, friends, and all the familiar landmarks are gone. And the distance can make healing and reunification all that much harder.
The CALL's vision is to have more than enough foster homes available, so that when a child or sibling group needs foster care, the best home for that child or children can be found in their community.
The work God is doing on behalf of children from hard places needs to be continually covered in prayer. Specifically pray for children in foster care, their families, foster and adoptive families, and all of the partners serving these families including the CALL, CASA, and DCFS.
THE CALL: We are not all called to foster or adopt, but we are all called to do something! From freezer meals to babysitting, there is something we can all do for children from hard places and their families. Learn More
ROYAL FAMILY KIDS CAMP: We serve children in foster care ages 7-11 at a one week overnight summer camp in Bella Vista. We are looking for volunteers who will give of their time to make an eternal difference. Learn More
Consider opening your home to care for children during short breaks or provide respite care for foster and adoptive families. For more information, attend the next quarterly info meeting at Fellowship's Rogers Campus (attend an info meeting).