The Faith to Action Initiative provides free and downloadable resources and study guide materials for churches, faith-based organizations, and individuals seeking to respond to the needs of orphans and vulnerable children. Check often for new and updated publications and links to online resources that inform and support best practice.
Start Here: Infographic provides a visual representation of key statistics and facts that illustrate the global plight of orphans, the impact of orphanages on children, the importance of family, and an introduction to family-strengthening.
From Faith to Action: Strengthening Family and Community Care for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Sub-Saharan Africa provides an introduction to family and community-based care for orphans and vulnerable children as an alternative to institutional care, highlighting key strategies that help children remain in families. Read More
Journeys of Faith Study Series
The Journeys of Faith Study Series provides small groups and individuals with resources and tools that build on the content of From Faith to Action to highlight strategies, stories, and examples for supporting orphan care through church partnership, short-term missions, and much more. Read More
This three-part research series highlights key research and global evidence supporting the importance of family care for orphans and vulnerable children. The series covers research on the limitations of orphanages, an overview of the range of options for orphans and vulnerable children separated from parental care, and draws on leading resources to help guide and inform practice. Read More
Explore the Continuum of Care
This web-based tool will help you explore a range of care options for children who are separated (or at risk of separation) from parental care. Read More
Transitioning to Family Care
The Transitioning to Family Care for Children: A Guidance Manual aims to provide practical guidance and tools for churches, faith-based organizations, donors, and others who are transitioning care for children away from residential care to care within families. The Tool Kit offers an in-depth, web-based resource that serves as a companion to the Guidance Manual.
These external publications and online resources provide information, practical tools, evidence-based guidance, inspiring examples, and more on a range of topics related to orphan care for those seeking resources to help educate and equip them in putting faith into action. Read More
As companion publications, we recommend From Faith to Action and Journeys of Faith be read alongside each other, but each can stand alone. The first tells the story of how churches and local faith-based groups in Africa are strengthening family care for children. The second tells the story of how churches in the United States are partnering with these efforts.