Faith To Action Initiative


About Us

The Faith to Action Initiative serves as a resource for Christian groups, churches, and individuals seeking to respond to the needs of orphans and vulnerable children in Africa and around the world.

The core focus of our work is to encourage action that is informed by evidence-based “best practice” and that recognizes and upholds the vital importance of family and community in the life of every child.

We believe that children grow best in the love and care of families. In the past, building orphanages has often been a “first response” to meeting children’s needs. Today, there is a growing movement within the Christian church to strengthen family-based care for children in need.

The Faith to Action Initiative celebrates this movement and works to support it. We offer practical tools and resources, inspiring stories and examples, and up-to-date information on key strategies and research to help guide action. We seek to engage and equip churches and individuals through our website, publications, conference workshops and webinars.

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From Faith to Action
Endorsed by32 organizationsserving the needs of orphans and vulnerable children in Africa, this 36 page resource, illustrated throughout with colorful photos, provides an introduction to family and community-based care, including: What are the needs of orphans and vulnerable children? What is family and community-based care and why is it important? How...
Continuum of Care Resources
The Faith to Action Initiative is excited to announce the launch of three new resources on the continuum of care for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC). The continuum of care provides an overview of a range of alternative care options for children who have been separated from parental care. In keeping with research and evidence-based guidance...
Alternative Care for Children Without Parental Care
When children do not have the option of remaining with their birth families, other approaches must be taken to prevent them from entering or remaining in orphanages. These resources begin to explore the circumstances in which kinship care, foster care and adoption might be appropriate and factors that should be considered in these situations. The...
The Importance of Family Care & the Limitations of Orphanages
These resources explore the situation of children living in orphanages, some of the factors contributing to their placement there, and the grave consequences this can pose for them emotionally, socially, and psychologically. With this understanding, the resources shared below promote alternatives that respect a child’s need for the love and care...
Children, Orphanages, and Families: A Summary of Research to Help Guide Faith-Based Action
THE FAITH TO ACTION INITIATIVE, 2014 This Summary of Research is offered to churches, faith-based organizations, and individuals of faith seeking evidence-based information about the best ways to care for orphans and children separated from parental care. Whether directly providing care in our own communities or partnering with groups overseas to...
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