Hope for Families, a ministry of Northwest Church, is making a positive impact in the lives of vulnerable children and their families. By surrounding foster families, parents who have adopted and single parent families with a care community, we desire to minister to them and meet any physical, emotional, and spiritual needs.
To support foster families within our congregation and in our community, we are partnering with Seattle Angels, a non-profit organization whose mission statement is "The Seattle Angels mission is to walk alongside children, youth, and families in the foster care community by offering consistent support through intentional giving, relationship building, and mentorship."
the love box program
Seattle Angels' The Love Box program provides fostering families (caregivers, children in foster care, and biological/adopted children) with community and holistic support. This wrap-around support enables caregivers to continue to do the important and meaningful work of being foster parents. As a Love Box group, you will be matched with a local foster family based on location, compatibility, and scope of needs. When our families are matched with committed volunteers who show up monthly, parents feel supported and children gain a greater sense of normalcy, relational permanency, and self-confidence. If you are a foster family looking for support or a member of NWC who is looking to volunteer, please contact Pastor Susanne. For more information on the Love Box program, please go to Seattle Angels' Website.
dare to dream mentoring
Seattle Angels Dare to Dream Program is a mentoring program for foster children ages 11-22. The heart of the Dare to Dream program is to walk alongside youth as they navigate through life's challenges. The youth in our Dare to Dream program need the wisdom, advice, encouragement, and community that mentors can provide. Mentors meet practical and emotional needs as well as provide guidance through developmental milestones. The goal is for youth to be engaged and to feel supported and equipped to navigate life. A mentor commits to meeting with the youth every other week to set goals and help them achieve their dreams. These relationships will hopefully last a lifetime, but the program is a year commitment. Mentors matched with a high school student are strongly encouraged to stay with the youth until high school graduation. Interested to find out more or to volunteer? Contact Pastor Susanne. For more information about the Dare to Dream Program, please go to Seattle Angels' website.
support for single parent families
Being a single parent comes with its own challenges. We want to surround single moms or dads from our congregation with a care community (generally a group of 4-5 people) that can support the family. Bringing a weekly meal, helping with transportation to after school activities, mentoring the children or helping with households tasks or yard work are just some of the ways the care community can come alongside a single parent to release stress and to bring hope. If you are a single parent in need of support, please contact Pastor Susanne.
royal family kids camp
The purpose of Royal Family KIDS Camp (RFKC) is to mobilize the Church to confront abuse and neglect by providing a week of positive, life-changing memories for children in South King and Pierce County. These children are referred to us through DSHS (Department of Social and Health Services). As a loving counselor or support staff member, you will have the opportunity to help create positive memories, play games, sing fun songs, go swimming, boating, or fishing, as well as create lots of arts and crafts. You will not only be blessing a child's heart but you will be blessed as well. Come be part of our family at Royal Family Kids Camp! Interested? Check out our RFKC webpage.
teen reach adventure camp
Every year, abused teens are put into the foster care system or worse- end up on the streets as part of our homeless population. Teen Reach Adventure Camp (T.R.A.C.) provides hope through camping especially for these youth. Federal Way T.R.A.C. is specifically designed for at-risk teens ages 12-15 who have been in the foster/adoption system. We take these kids to camp for three days (one for the boys and one for the girls) and give them the experience of their lives, while sharing God's love with them. Our staff needs include Cabin Leaders, Challenge Course Facilitators, Grandma’s/Grandpa’s, Photographers, Go-fers, Prayer Coordinator, and various other support staff. Note: Not all positions require attending camp. Interested? Take a look at our T.R.A.C. page.