The Need in Our Community
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In Palm Beach County, there are approximately 1000 children who are in the foster care system, with an average of 64 removals of children from their families per month (stats here). Because of the lack of foster families for children to be placed with, many end up in shelters or are placed out of county, away from the safety net of family, friends, school, and all that they know.
God commands us in scripture to care for those who do not have families. James 1:27 says, “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress…” Kids in foster care are not the government’s kids, they are God’s kids, and as the church, that makes them our kids.