Engaging churches in the Tri-State area
Since 2009, Miriam's Heart has engaged churches to follow the biblical mandate to serve the most vulnerable
On Stand Sunday, Christians stand for the children and families in foster care. "Miriam’s Heart has expanded the reach of the Orphan Sunday initiative into the Northeast and beyond, and we are excited about this new expression called Stand Sunday. Elizabeth Occhipinti serves on our leadership team as a liaison for foster care and the Northeast region. Her passion for kids in foster care, as well as the vision of others, led to the development of Stand Sunday as an opportunity for the American church to turn toward our own waiting children."
Jodi Jackson Tucker, Christian Alliance for Orphans
National Adoption Month
Learn more about Orphan Sunday, the global initiative focusing the church on children at-risk. See how it all got started and how God has used it to spread the light of His love to orphans and vulnerable children. "Miriam's Heart has been hugely beneficial to us as a church in helping us learn 'How do you build a culture that cares about the orphan'?"
Pastor Millard, NJ
Since 2019, Miriam's Heart has been working to implement Care Portal as a tool to link case workers, families and churches together to meet the needs of vulnerable children. Whether you simply want to keep one child out of foster care, help one family in crisis stay together or rally your church community, CarePortal connects you. Sign-up today! https://system.careportal.org/enrollment/church?partnerID=76
Build a Ministry
Do you want to start an in-church ministry to support adoptive and foster families? We will show you simple steps to creating your own ministry. "While we serve many ministries who understand the need to help adoptive families raise money to fund their adoptions, only a limited number are actively engaged in the holistic support that foster and adoptive families desperately need."
Rich Metcalf, Lifesong
Help children come into families by rallying your church to give directly to the Miriam's Heart Fund. "Including the matching grant we raised about $10,000 towards our adoption expenses! This was a tremendous help. Probably, our total [adoption] cost was $35,000."
Adoptive Mom & Grant Recipient