There are many ways to support families. Listed on this site are organizations which are dedicated to meeting needs of parents, youth and children. Take some time to look at some of these and see how you can best fit in. Some ideas include:
- Donations – Some organizations are dedicated to meeting material needs of families. A little generosity can go a long way in lifting the burdens of a caregiver, or in showing a child or a young adult that they are seen and that they matter.
- Mentor – Many children and young adults are craving positive role models and people who will invest time in them. Single parents, particularly teen parents also need someone to walk along side them and help them navigate issues big and small that arise in raising children. Check some of the fantastic groups on this site that are dedicated to investing in Our Village.
- Start a support group – If your church or organization is interested in supporting the needs of families – foster, special needs, adoptive, single-parent – there are many organizations that are ready to help you put together a program that is sound, tested, and effective.
- Respite care – There are organizations that are specifically dedicated to providing respite care to families, including foster families, families with terminally ill children, and disabled children. Check out our site for some groups in your area that could benefit from your investment.