Turn El Dorado Blue for Foster Care Month

Join us for our second Annual “Turn El Dorado Blue”. May is Foster Care Awareness month and we like to show the foster family and children that they are loved. We do this by turning our town blue!

We encourage every home and every business to turn blue for the month of May! When the foster families, group home, dhs staff, and our CASA see the town supporting them, they will know we all have their back!

Turn those lights blue EL DORADO!

Empowered to Connect Simulcast

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Looking to the future and 2017

We are so humbled by what 2016 brought us! We saw 145 children come through 26 different foster homes. We worked with 7 families as we saw 15 children adopted into forever families. We are still amazed when we look at these numbers! God is doing great things in Union county as we are proud that he is allowing us to have a part in this ministry!

We look to 2017 as we work toward our completing our mission, To Education, equip, and encourage the Christian community to provide a future and a hope for children in Arkansas foster care.

Currently in Union County we are serving 27 open foster homes and 8 adoptive homes. We are providing support groups, education, pray, and community to the families that open their lives and homes up to the waiting children. These families get to demonstrate everyday how God works through grace and mercy. They are on the front line as they work to show these children what a healthy family looks like.

While we work with the families directly, we rely on the Christian community in Union County to do the same. We are working with the churches to help us recruit families, train them, and support them. This mean many different things to many different churches. We are looking for families that hope to grown their families through adoption, families that are able to care for a child while the biological family works to regain custody, families that can volunteer with our organization and foster homes. We need financial support as we continue to grown and we covet prayers. We understand that this is God’s work and we are striving to glorify him in it. The most important part, we know, is your prayers.

Are you interested in learning more about this ministry or becoming a foster/adoptive home? See you at our next informational meeting!

December Informational Meeting

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The CALL in Union County to study TBRI

The CALL in Union County’s coordinator, Karen Langston, has been accepted as a practitioner trainer at Texas Christian University for the Fall semester.

Langston will be studying the TBRI (Trust Based Relational Intervention) program.

The CALL in Union County is looking forward to bringing this program to Union county as we educate our foster parents, schools, churches, and the community.

“TBRI is a wonderful program using what we know about the effects of abuse and neglect on brain development in the children of trauma,” Langston said. We encourage you to check out http://child.tcu.edu/ to learn more about this program!

For more information on this program or to schedule a meeting with your organization, contact unioncounty@thecallinarkansas.org.”

 

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Union County contact info

The CALL

phone: 870-814-2809

email: unioncounty@thecallinarkansas.org

Karen Langston, County Coordinator