St. Peter’s Joins Effort to Help Vulnerable Children
“Religion that God our Father considers as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.” - James 1:27
St. Peter’s Social Justice Initiative is partnering with DC127, a movement of churches united around the children in our city’s foster-care system and those at risk of entering foster care, and we need your help!
Currently, an estimated 1,500 families have children in danger of entering foster care in DC, and one of the biggest reasons is social isolation – parents have nowhere to turn. This is where you come in. We are inviting you to be a part of Communities for Families, a program of DC127 through which volunteers help parents during times of instability, with the ultimate goal of helping them keep their children at home. As part of this program, volunteer “host homes” provide temporary housing for children, while other volunteers come alongside the parents to provide support. Will you join us and help keep families together?
We are seeking interested volunteers to serve as a host home, a “community coach,” a “resource friend,” and a “parent friend” as part of St. Peter’s effort to support its first family.
Host homes care for children temporarily – typically a couple of days a month, sometimes longer -- while their parents work to create a safer and more stable home environment. Community coaches coordinate placements and help keep track of all the moving pieces. Resource friends provide much-needed support to both parents and host homes. Parent friends form an intentional friendship with parents and let them know they aren’t alone.