Our Programs

By inspiring and connecting passionate people like you, we’re making a impact by working to meet the real needs of kids around the world. We do this through a variety of programs locally and abroad. With your help, together we can make a difference.

Children First Family Services

Children First Family Services (CFFS) provides foster and adoption support services by strengthening children’s connections to family and community resources.​

My Comfy Kits

Children First Family Services (CFFS) provides foster and adoption support services by strengthening children’s connections to family and community resources.​

Children in Crisis

Children First Family Services (CFFS) provides foster and adoption support services by strengthening children’s connections to family and community resources.​

Foster to Adult

Children First Family Services (CFFS) provides foster and adoption support services by strengthening children’s connections to family and community resources.​

Children First Family Services (CFFS)

provides foster and adoption support services by strengthening children’s connections to family and community resources.

Current Services…

  • Post adoption support

Future services…

  • Support groups
  • Training
  • Pregnancy counseling for expectant parents
  • Home study services
  • Match meetings
  • Post-placement visits/reports

Meet the team…

My Comfy Kits

There are approximately 415,000 children in the foster system across the United States on any given day. More than 12,500 of those children are in Ohio.

Entering foster care is a scary experience for children regardless of their age.

​Orphan World Relief sees this as an opportunity to provide comfort, dignity and love to these kids. With your support, we provide backpacks – My Comfy Kits – filled with age-appropriate items to help ease the pain of transition.

  • ​In 2016 we supplied 133 kits to kids
  • In 2017 we supplied 580 kits to kids
  • In 2018 we supplied 803 kits to kids!

How Can You Get Involved

  1. ​Pray – for the children receiving these Comfy Kits that they may feel loved and cared for.
  2. Advocate – tell your friends, family and other organizations about the mission of My Comfy Kits and host a donation drive for needed items, or volunteer to help stuff Comfy Kits.
  3. Give – drop off needed items (see our list below) or make a financial donation.

If you have any questions or want to get involved, please contact Jonica Graves, the My Comfy Kits Program Director, at joni@orphanworldrelief.org.

Upcoming Events

Child Bag Stuffing:

  • Saturday April 18th, 2020

 

My Comfy Kits Near You!

My Comfy Kits currently operates in three areas. For more information, contact the program volunteer nearest to you:

Fayette County, Ohio

Stark County, Ohio
(also Program Manager for the My Comfy Kits Program in the United States)

Fayette County, Ohio

Foster to Adult

Through no fault of their own, every year more than 20,000 young men and women turn 18 and age out of the foster care system.

Their prospects for a good life are slim. Look at some of the statistics:

  • ​Less than half were employed at age 23
  • ​More than two-thirds of the young women have children.
  • Nearly 60 percent of the males have been convicted of a crime.
  • Almost a quarter were homeless at some point after leaving foster care.

Our Response
At Orphan World Relief we’re working to create a holistic program to help these young men and women have a better chance for success in life including:

  • Career Support – with career counselors, help former foster kids learn how to apply for jobs, write resumes, keep a job and learn to grown into a career. We’re partnering with local businesses willing to take a chance on hiring them while also creating opportunities – our hope is to open a coffee shop staffed by young men and women from the foster care system.
  • Life Skills – to help them succeed as adults, life skills, including: budgeting, banking, shopping, cooking…etc. are essential for a successful life as an adult.
  • Family Mentoring – by partnering with families in local churches, we hope to find some special families to help teach these young men and women what a family is supposed to be – while not perfect – will help them stop the cycle that put them into the system.

To learn more about the program’s progress, contact Doug Riggle, Orphan World Relief President