Learning About FAMS

What Are FAMS?

It takes financial, emotional and time investment, as well as faith, to prioritize at-risk kids and their families. We are grateful when a church partner decides to make this investment to care for vulnerable children, and we want to do all we can to help push forward their mission. To alleviate the stress and confusion that can come with creating any new ministry, we’ve created a step-by–step model called Family Advocacy Ministries (FAMs).


Churches are often full of people who want to make a positive impact in the lives of vulnerable children, but don’t always know HOW. We believe if churches are empowered then people will step up, either by becoming a foster or adoptive family or by committing to support a family in crisis.

Hands of Hope empowers and mobilizes churches to implement and maintain FAMs by:

Advocating on behalf of families and vulnerable children

Recruiting families to care for at-risk children

Serving foster + adoptive families, as well as biological families in crisis

Equipping volunteers to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of foster + adoptive families

Find Your Something

We believe every church can do something to make a difference in the child welfare crisis.

Depending on your church’s area of interests and families in need, your something could look like:

Additional resources available for each when you JOIN THE CHURCH NETWORK.
Every FAM may look different but they all have one thing in common: NEEDS ARE MET AND LIVES ARE CHANGED.

Hands of Hope is an affiliate of Promise686.