Leader’s message: Lauri Currier, Executive Director, The CALLCecile Blucker, Director, DCFS

Lauri Currier

Lauri Currier

Executive Director

No waiting children – that’s what we are working toward! Whether temporary or permanent, the 7,000 children who spend time in care every year deserve a safe home where they can heal and grow and experience unconditional love. This is exactly what God did for each of us!

I am amazed by the incredible energy and commitment of the hundreds of foster and adoptive families mobilized by The CALL statewide. Foster families minister to hurting children and their biological families - helping to heal and reunify! Adoptive families take on the radical job of parenting children suffering from the effects of abuse and neglect. Many families have told me that this is the hardest job you will ever love – and that the blessings they receive far outweigh any sacrifices.

Volunteers bring local CALL affiliates to life, mobilize local churches, recruit and train families, and support them as they invest in the lives of children. Did I mention that these amazing people are volunteers? They are enthusiastic, positive, motivated, industrious, resourceful, and inspiring! I cannot say often enough how much I appreciate the dedication of every person it takes to make The CALL run statewide. You are the heart and soul of The CALL.

To our partners at the Arkansas Division of Children and Family Services - thank you for helping grow this unique relationship between a faith-based initiative and a government agency. It is so exciting to be involved in cutting edge work in the field of child welfare. Our challenge is to continue to develop this unique collaboration so that we can share our model with other agencies and initiatives, so children around the nation will have homes.

When God gives a vision, he also provides! Certainly, the work of The CALL would not possible without our donors. You are finding homes for kids. With your help we will reach that day when there will be no waiting children in Arkansas foster care – instead there will be Christian foster and adoptive families waiting to take them in. What a glorious day that will be!

Until no child is waiting,

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