The CALL in Boone and Newton Counties started as a God given desire in the hearts of several people. The common thread in these individuals was their understanding of God’s heart toward orphans (James 1:27) and the knowledge of the desperate needs of these children. They bonded together determined to do something. Once connected with The CALL, they were on their way to making a difference.
The CALL in Boone County was launched on January 12th, 2014 after more than a year of planning, fundraising, and building a team of like-minded Christians.
In Boone County, the need is so great that about half of the children brought into foster care have to be taken out of our county to find an open foster home. Sometimes, there is no room in any of the surrounding area foster homes and the children are placed in an emergency shelter, group home, or other facility. This means changing schools, long driving time for weekly visits, and leaving friends, churches, and the community they know. The feeling of being uprooted is added to their feelings of fear and confusion. These children need a safe and loving home in our community that is familiar to them.
As time progressed, we realized the need was much greater than just Boone County. We were actively serving the foster children and families in our neighboring counties. In February of 2018, we decided to officially partner with our neighboring county and we became The CALL of Boone and Newton Counties! God is doing great work in our area! We currently have ZERO open foster homes in Newton County! We have our work cut out for us and we need your help!
God is giving families in our area an exciting opportunity to be the hands and feet of Jesus for these children. Some children will only need us temporarily until their family is restored and others will need a forever family through adoption. If just one family from each church in Boone and Newton Counties would open their home, we would have an abundance of homes for our children.
Sign up for our next Informational meeting to see how you can help! Some will foster, some will adopt, but we all can help support these children in various ways! Come see what you can do to help the hurting children through this traumatic time in their lives. Will you answer The CALL?