Church Network

You are invited to join a movement of churches across Indiana serving as a unified body of Christ having significant impact on the lives of vulnerable children!
  • Want to make a difference but don't know where to begin or don't have time to create something?
  • Engaged but can benefit from encouragement, consulting, and networking with others?
  • Need or have resources to share?
40% increase in the number of foster children in Marion County, Indiana in the past year. 50% of foster parents quit after the first placement because they did not feel properly supported. It is time for us to come together so that there will be MORE THAN ENOUGH in Indiana. More than enough foster families, more than enough adoptive families, more than enough support for foster, adoptive, and biological families. Will you join us? Sign up below for further conversation.

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What is the Hands of Hope Church Network? It is a relationship with Hands of Hope and other churches providing:
  • Consulting help on establishing or running your church orphan care ministry
  • Training for church staff and/or lay leaders
  • Shared Resources 
  • Networking among churches as well as Department of Child Services & Licensed Child Placing Agencies
  • Practical opportunities for engaging volunteers
Critical Components:
  • County Liaisons: Our goal is to have a county liason in every county in Indiana to best support foster families, DCS, & LCPAs. County Liaisons are a strong resource for church advocates as well as current and prospective foster parents. Interested? Sign up for more information.
  • Contribution: We ask each church to contribute monetarily so consulting, training, and other services can be offered.
  • Church Advocates: Each church has a Church Advocate. Hands of Hope consults with the Church Advocate to provide consulting, training, resources, and networking that will most benefit your church, as well as learn of resources which can be shared with others.

Below are various areas where churches can choose to engage. Click on the diagram for more information.