There is an orphan crisis in the world.
There are 163 MILLION modern-day orphans in the world. Three thousand of them are in Orange County. There are so many more people in this world who love Jesus. In fact, if just seven percent of the world’s Christians cared for an orphan, there would be no more orphans. That means ninety-three percent of Christ’s body are available to surround and support the seven, making this the most solvable crisis on our planet.
Their needs are diverse, and so are we. From foster care to adoption, camps to cooking classes, mentoring, budget coaching and global orphan care initiatives. ROCKHARBOR’s Orphan Care Ministry is dedicated to caring for orphans as a celebratory response to our own adoption and redemption as children of God. The world’s orphan crisis is too big for any one person to respond to, but together, this is solvable.
Whether you are young or old or married or single or anywhere in between; there is a place for you in God’s call to care for the orphan. We can all find a part to play.
ROCKHARBOR FOSTER ADOPTION MINISTRY
The Bible is so clear in its call to care for the orphans, widows and poor, we want to have a radical impact on the foster system in Southern CA. Our desire is to both call families to this sacred work and to empower them as they embrace a life that is so much bigger than themselves and their own capabilities.
Stepping in to this call is both a life giving and a terrifying experience for most families. Laying ones’ entire family in surrender before God to embrace His call into the unknown of foster care is sacred and holy ground. We hope to recognize and respect the massive step this is for our families in a few different ways.
We have some upcoming community events going on this summer and fall that we would like to have you join us for!
Summer Bash at Mariners Park Newport Beach
1300 Irvine Avenue, Newport Beach, CA 92660
Sunday July 15 :: 11am-1pm
*EVENT OPEN TO ALL
Please RSVP HERE BY FRIDAY, JULY 13TH
Pack a picnic lunch and bring your family over to the park to get to know other foster and adopt families and those who are interested in supporting our foster and adopt families. Drinks, treats and a bounce house will be provided.
Childcare Training at ROCKHARBOR Costa Mesa
Sunday August 19 :: 2pm-4pm
*REQUIRED FOR ALL FAMILY SUPPORT MINISTRY VOLUNTEERS
This is a required training for all those interested in joining the family support ministry team that will be offering free childcare to our foster and adopt families at some of our events. If you have any questions, please email Adrienne Garcia at email@example.com.
Date Night at ROCKHARBOR COSTA MESA
Saturday, September 29 :: 5pm-8pm (Free childcare provided)
Foster and adopt parents can drop off their kiddos and enjoy a night out.
Family Breakfast at ROCKHARBOR COSTA MESA
Saturday October 13 :: 9am (No childcare)
*EVENT OPEN TO FOSTER AND ADOPT FAMILIES
Join us as a family for breakfast and a time to get together with other foster and adopt parents and hear the vision for the ministry as we move forward.
Royal Family Kids Camp (Summer) & Mentoring (Year-Round)
Royal Family Kids’ mission is to take foster kids, aged 6 – 11, through a one week camp to model the love of Jesus Christ and teach them that there is a God that loves them and has a positive plan and purpose for their life despite their current circumstances. We provide a week of life-changing experiences for abused, abandoned, and neglected foster youth. Come experience the difference a week can make in the life of a child! For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
2018 Camp Dates: July 29-August 3
ROCKHARBOR TEEN MINISTRY
We exist to help fill the gap in care for foster teens. Our desire is to build lasting life-long relationships, community, partnership, and believe in the fact that every youth regardless of age deserves a forever home. Through stable adult role models, we provide mentors, resources, networking, encouragement and prayer for teens in and around the foster care system as they prepare for and move towards emancipation.
ROCKHARBOR Teen Ministry hosts an annual 3-day summer camp for at-risk youth in the foster care system ages 12 to 18. The weekend brings a positive, caring and safe environment in which the teens can begin to develop their true potential and hear the message of Jesus Christ.
2018 Camp Dates: July 13-15
Facts on Foster Youth
* At least 38% of foster youth in California experience 5 or more placements
* 73% of foster youth in California spend two or more years in the foster care system
* Studies have shown that an average of 61% of children entering the foster care system test positive for developmental delay. In sharp contrast, the general population averages 4% to 10%
* In Orange County, there are approximately 3,000 children in foster care
* Only 50% will receive a high school diploma
* Only 10% of former foster youth will attend college and, of that 10%, only 3% will graduate
* 50% of former foster youth will be homeless during their first two years after exiting foster care
* 60% of girls become pregnant within a few years after leaving the foster care system
* 50% of youth leaving foster care are unemployed
* 33% receive public assistance
…this is why we do what we do — and this is why we need your help.
Throughout the year we have monthly youth group gatherings, one-on-one mentoring, and group home visits. If you would like any more information on these programs, please email email@example.com