Church Network

Church Network

"Learn to do good. Seek justice. Help the oppressed. Defend the cause of the orphans." Isaiah 1:17


The Crisis

Indiana’s rate of child abuse and neglect is over twice the national average. Roughly half of foster parents quit after the first year or first placement. There is less than a 3% chance for children who have aged out of foster care to earn a college degree at any point in their life.

Vulnerable children in Indiana need loving, Christian families and these families need support.

The Solution

Everyone can do something. Your church is invited to join a movement of churches across Indiana serving as a unified Body of Christ so there is
Foster homes for every child
Adoptive families for every waiting child
Help for every biological family
Wraparound support for foster families


By coming together as the hands and feet of Jesus we can bring hope to these vulnerable children and their families.


Join the Movement

Your church has an important role to play in caring for vulnerable children. Join us as a Church Advocate to stay informed about needs, resources and opportunities available.


Start a FAM

If every church in Indiana had a Family Advocacy Ministry (FAM) there would be more than enough support for vulnerable children in our state! Learn more about FAM's and explore starting one at your church.


Attend a Clinic

Our Church Advocate Clinic provides detailed information on how to begin and maintain a strong Family Advocacy Ministry (FAM) at your church. After attending you will be fully resourced to launch or expand your ministry.


Churches Part of the Network
In Indiana there are around 6,000 licensed foster families and over 9,000 churches. Churches want to make a difference. Hands of Hope connects churches to the needs, provides opportunities to serve, and equips Advocates to build a strong Family Advocacy Ministry (FAM) so that there is more than enough.