Communities of Faith are the Best Places to Demonstrate Love and Share Hope
Engaging the abundance of faith communities in the Greater Houston area is a spiritual and logical way to reach our most vulnerable families and children to nurture HOPE for a better future, even if they do not see it now.
There are over 4000 faith communities in the greater Houston area. In the same area, there are over 3700 children in state care.
Knowing the most effective ways to support them can feel overwhelming.
You may have questions around how to build relationships, communicate in love and understand trauma. This can stop you from embracing these children and helping them grow spiritually.
We'll Train You to Help
Since 2013, Cultivating Families has been equipping communities of faith to care for foster care and adopted children. Raising children formerly in foster care and adopting children ourselves, we understand the challenges both parents and communities of faith experience. Through utilizing our training courses, resources and support activities, you can learn to embrace foster and adoptive families easily and help them through their challenges.
It truly does take a village to care for a family who has adopted or fostered a child. Even if there are not foster or adoptive families in your community, there are many other ways to help a child feel loved. You can not only encourage and guide families to adopt or foster children by going through our Decisions Course, but also to pray for children who feel alone in this world.
Faith communities are the one place these children should be able to rely on for nurturing. As they grow, they will remember how you were a rock in their lives.
You are three steps away from being the welcoming and inclusive community, prepared to help foster care and adoptive families handle the challenges they face. We look forward to partnering with you to be a safe community for all children!
Schedule a Consultation
Within 30 minutes, you will have a clear idea on how your faith community can easily support children in need of families.
Become trained on how to provide direct care to adoptive or foster families while praying specifically for their needs.
Every action you take not only changes the trajectory of a child’s life, but also changes your heart.
Your partnership makes a tangible difference. Here’s what we’ve done together!
Children & Families Served
Beds Built for Children
Backpacks Filled for Children
Face Masks Sewn for Children
Children Covered in Prayer
Your Support Will Reduce Likelihood of Children...
Becoming victims of abuse
Facing unplanned pregnancies
Suffering from addictions
Your community is already involved in ministries helping children who have experienced the above pains. Instead, you can reduce the likelihood of these harms from happening in the first place.
Why Cultivating Families Matters
"I thought I wasn’t going to make it today. Then, I remembered support group was tonight and I’d be ok."
Adoptive Parent, St. Luke’s United Methodist Church
"The Support Group has increased general awareness, compassion for the parents, and given voice to the way the entire staff and congregation work with the children’s behavior. Also, five children have been placed since the group began."
Katy Sabayrac, Westbury United Methodist Church
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