Our Vision & Mission

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Our Mission

Provide needing children with safe, permanent, loving Christian homes where they will develop into lifelong servants for our Lord Jesus Christ and live as responsible, educated, law abiding citizens with great promise and hope for the future.

Our Vision

To facilitate, encourage, and publicize the need for foster/adoption/advocacy/mentoring of special needs children as being defined as children who are: over 10 yrs of age, part of a minority group, part of sibling group, affected by mental or physical disabilities, and do not currently have parents to care for them. To inspire and educate community members that otherwise would not have considered serving these children in such capacity. To coordinate resources for these children that enhance their quality of life and assist them in maximizing their potential for independence while meeting their unique challenges.

Who We Serve

We serve children who have been abused, neglected, abandoned or rejected. These children, who are often “high risk” or harder to place, include: children older than 10 yrs old, sibling groups, minority groups, and children with mental or physical handicaps.

Our Objectives

  1. Develop a residential development that will increase available beds for the special needs children affected by trauma.
  2. Create a pool of resources, both tangible, and non-tangible, that will meet the critical needs of the youth in foster care.
  3. Increase the accessibility of these resources to the youth served and their caregivers/advocates.
  4. Provide life skill training opportunities that will prepare the children  to be productive citizens.
  5. Generate employment situations that will allow the young adults to remain in the extended foster care system.
  6. Inspire the community to serve the orphans of Northwest Florida and Southeast Alabama.
  7. Demonstrate positive, proactive parenting techniques which will build trust, aid in healthy development, and generate systemic change in decreasing the percentage of foster children under care in our five county area.
  8. Offer common permanency through the faith based community for the orphans who were never, or are not likely to be adopted.
  9. Decrease the rates of incarceration of the young adults in extended foster care by meeting their critical physical needs, and rooting them in their local communities.