Mentoring and Advocacy

You're not feeling called to bring a child into your home but want to get involved. What are some other ways to build relationships and make a difference in the lives of orphans and vulnerable kids? Check out these great opportunities:

WOODFIELD COMMUNITY CENTER: 

After some town hall meetings with our Woodfield neighbors we are gaining a better understanding of the needs in our community, and Kentwood Community Church has partnered with the owner and management of the apartments to develop the community center on the apartment complex property. Volunteers provide a safe nurturing place at the center for children and families to strengthen relationships and hear Jesus lifted up. Woodfield Community Center is located at the Woodfield Apartments just outside KCC's door. More information...

COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATES

Every day in this country, 1,900 children become victims of abuse or neglect, and four of them will die. Every day. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children is a network of 951 community-based programs that recruit, train and support citizen-volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in courtrooms and communities. Volunteer advocates—empowered directly by the courts—offer judges the critical information they need to ensure that each child’s rights and needs are being attended to while in foster care. Volunteers stay with children until they are placed in loving permanent homes. For many abused children, a CASA volunteer is the only constant adult presence in their lives. Most counties have a CASA program and are continually in need of volunteers. Learn more about the Kent County CASA program...