New Hope Children's Advocacy Center
Family Promise Day Center
Happened on September 13th
A group from 1st UMC took a behind the scenes tour of the New Hope Children's Advocacy Center and the new Family Promise Day Center. Both organizations are supported by the church and are each are working to change lives.
New Hope Children's Advocacy Center's mission is to restore hope to abused and traumatized children and their families. The center is one of 500 CACs across the country. By working with local law enforcement and child services agencies, New Hope is able to have children tell their stories of abuse in a safe place, "one story, one time, one place.
Family Promise helps homeless families in crisis get back on their feet by not only offering shelter through a network of churches, but also transitional housing programs and follow ups aimed at getting families into permanent housing. They are able to do this through a network of churches (including 1st UMC) that are able to serve as shelters through the promise.