We are Christ centered ministry who provides tangible ways for you the community to make a difference in our local foster care community. FLM does this in four ways, supporting our social workers, supporting our local foster families, providing Journey Bags and meeting immediate needs though first responding We are based out of Waynesboro, Virginia and serve all of Augusta County, Harrisonburg, and the city of Charlottesville.
Our Mission is to provide ministry and support to our local foster care community.
Mark 9:37 “Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me, and whoever receives me, receives not me but him who sent me.”
Did you know when a child enters foster care a trash bag is used to hold their personal belongings? A TRASH BAG! This is unacceptable. For very little cost, you can show a child they are loved and not forgotten. Perhaps you feel called to help, but feel that taking on a foster child is too difficult at this time. This is an easy way to brighten a child’s outlook. Consider picking up these simple, but meaningful things while you are doing your regular shopping! A good bag can be done for around $80. Consider splitting the cost with a friend/ coworker/ family member in order to help with the cost if the price is too steep. Donations are also accepted! Other needs are posted on the Foster Love Ministry Amazon wish list. 100% of donations go towards the children.
A new commandment I give you: Love one another. As I loved you, so you must love one another — John 13:34
Several things to keep in mind:
- Use new backpacks or diaper bags and items
- Do not use items with business logos
- The backpacks or diaper bags should have zippers instead of drawstrings!
- Please do not include food!
- Place toiletry items in a sealed ziplock bag
- You can choose to fill a bag for a Boy or Girl
- Mark the gender and clothing size on a tag and attach it to the bag!
- Add an encouraging note to the foster parents and child
All ages are needed. Click the age group below to print a shopping list!
Journey Bag Needs
The process of becoming a foster parent is daunting. Here are some resources that can hopefully make it a little bit easier!
To begin the foster care process, Contact your local Department of Social Services.
Resources for foster families:
Foster Parent College (notify your social worker or trainer, it is a FREE service in Virginia!!!!)
Resources for foster children:
Foster Parents Resources
The process of becoming a foster parent is daunting, but we’re here to help! Here are some resources to help make the transition a little bit easier!
Interested in becoming a Foster Parent? New Foster Parent? Check out the Virginia Department of Social Services Foster Care website.
Looking to Adopt? The Virginia Department of Social Services Adoption site contains the information you need!
Need support and guidance for foster children aging out of foster care? Foster My Future has the resources you need!
The Children’s Bureau through the US Department
t of Health and Human Resources contains a wealth of knowledge, community information and resources. Go to the Children’s Bureau website for more information.