Orphan Care

Calvary Church Safe Families for Children Ministry 

Safe Families is a grassroots, local Church based program supported locally through OliveCrest. This ministry exists to provide temporary housing to children (ages 0-18) whose families are facing a sudden crisis or loss of housing. You can sign up to offer your home as a temporary place for a child to stay. The average stay is 1-40 days. For more information, contact our Calvary Church Safe Families Coordinator, Jenn, at 

Discover more about ways you can LEARN about God's love for the orphan, PRAY how to get involved in the global orphan crisis, ADVOCATE for the orphan and SUPPORT ministries at Calvary, in our community and around the world.

 LEARN about God's love for the orphan

• Read "Adopted for Life" by Russell D. Moore or "Orphanology" by Tony Merida 
• Foster care & foster-adopt at olivecrest.org
• Local & international adoption at bethany.org
• Safe Families for Children at safe-families.org
• Get connected to Christian Orphan Alliance

 PRAY how to get involved in the global orphan crisis

• Pray for the over 143 million orphans worldwide
• Pray for patience and trust in God for families who are waiting for a child in the adoption process 
• Pray for wisdom, grace & peace for families parenting adopted and foster children from difficult or traumatic backgrounds
• Pray for opportunities to open for you to get involved in the orphan care movement

 ADVOCATE for the Orphan

• Explore Focus on the Families resources to find your place in the orphan care movement at icarefororphans.org
• Become a court appointed special advocate to a child in the Orange County social service system at casaoc.org 
• Serve a meal or tutor a teenager in the foster system at orangewoodfoundation.org/volunteer
• Create awareness for orphan care resources and volunteer opportunities through your social media accounts. 

 SUPPORT ministries at Calvary, in our community & around the world

• Serve for a weekend in Mexico at Nuevo Amanecer, an orphanage supported by Calvary's Hispanic Ministry. Contact Pastor Armando Reyes at   
• Host a garage sale or collect recyclables and donate the proceeds to Olive Crest's seasonal opportunities at olivecrest.org 
• Give financially to a family at Calvary going through the adoption process through our designated Orphan Care LifeSong Fund at calvarylife.org/give 
• Bring a meal to a family who is hosting a Safe Family placement. Find out how by contacting Pastor Matt Doan at   
• Sponsor a child monthly through Compassion International at compassion.com or through Calvary's South African partner, Acres of Love at acresoflove.org 
• Support a child rescued through human trafficking through our Calvary missions partner in Eastern Europe/Moldova at newhopeurasia.org 
• Host a jewelry party in your home or at work through International Sanctuary to support victims of human trafficking in India and here in Orange County at isanctuary.org 

Have questions? Contact Pastor Matt Doan at