Monthly Newsletter


Greetings!

Please join us for our first annual Harvest Celebration! This sweet event will be the perfect opportunity for encouragement and to learn what the ministry is up to. We will truly celebrate the harvest as we hear testimonials from volunteers, families, and pastors about the impact Help One Child’s programs have had on their lives.
We need YOU! We have been awarded a matching grant of $35,000 for all gifts donated before October 31st. Will you help spread the word about Help One Child and consider becoming a financial partner to see more children and families served? Donate online HERE to participate in this great opportunity.

MINISTRY SPOTLIGHT

HOT OFF THE PRESS! Our Annual Report for fiscal year July 2018 – June 2019 is now available. We are once again humbled to see the fruit of so many people’s labor. Thank you to those who partnered with us in various ways to make 2018-19 a success!
WHEN: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8TH
TIME: 7:00 – 9:00 PM
WHERE: MENLO CHURCH, SAN JOSE CAMPUS
Don’t miss this opportunity to gather as a family for worship, for encouragement, and to celebrate the harvest! God has been doing amazing things through the work and volunteers of Help One Child.

Monthly Parent Training and Support Group Childcare Volunteers Needed

  • We are in need of a few volunteers to help with childcare for our Monthly Parent Training for adoptive, foster, and kinship parents. This monthly training takes place on Sunday afternoons at New Life Church in Cupertino.
  • We are looking for monthly volunteers to provide childcare for our new Redwood City support group hosted at Peninsula Covenant Church. To find a complete list of locations you could volunteer at, click the online application link.

Please fill out this ONLINE APPLICATION. Contact Rachel Taylor for more details.

 

Baked Goods for our Harvest Celebration

We will be serving a variety of seasonal desserts at our Harvest Celebration on November 8th. If you are interested in blessing the attendees by baking bite sized desserts, please email danielle@helponechild.org for more information.

 

Resources

Want to learn more about those impacted by the foster care system and what you can do to help? Read the artlicles below!

“When it comes to defending the weak, protecting the vulnerable and seeking justice in the midst of chaos and brokenness, no entity is more exceptionally equipped and clearly mandated to take an active lead than the Church.” -Jason Johnson, CAFO

Foster Care: Why The Church Can Stop Outsourcing Child Welfare

When A Child Impacted By Trauma Is Triggered

Growing A Foster Care Movement In Your Community

Training with Donna Erickson

Topic: How to Help Your Child Develop Positive Habits (To increase their well-being and yours!)
When: Sunday, October 20th
Time: 3:00-5:00 PM
Where: New Life Church

Confessions of an Adoptive Parent Seminar

Mike and Kristin Berry (and their amazing team) strive to encourage moms and dads along the unique journey of foster and adoptive parenting. They have been married for 19 years and parents for 16. All 8 of their children joined their family through adoption. They fostered for 9 years and have had 23 children come through their doors.
WHEN: Saturday, November 9
TIME: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
WHERE: 3Crosses Church
20600 John Dr. Castro Valley, CA 94546

Training with Dr. Marlina Selva, Psy.D, LMFT

Topic: FOOD ISSUES IN ADOPTIVE AND FOSTER CHILDREN
When: Sunday, November 17th
Time: 3:00-5:00 PM
Where: New Life Church
CarePortal launched in Northern California last Thursday, with a room full of people excited to start serving their community. We are so appreciative of Nick Honey, Director of Family, Youth and Children’s Services (FYC) and Angie Tate, Supervisor II, for FYC and CarePortal Agency Representative for speaking at our Launch Event.
This launch was only possible because of the partnership of Mike Brock from TBC and Adam Peacocke of Sonoma County Churches United Relief. Adam’s connection of churches enabled us to spread the word about CarePortal and to see this launched in a county where Help One Child had little contacts. Big thank you to the DoubleTree in Rohnert Park for blessing us with a beautiful venue and being a gracious host!