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The Faith to Action Initiative serves as a resource for Christian groups, churches, and individuals seeking to respond to the needs of orphans and vulnerable children around the world.

The core focus of our work is to encourage action that is informed by evidence-based “best practice” and that recognizes and upholds the vital importance of family and community in the life of every child.

We believe that children grow best in the love and care of families. In the past, building orphanages has often been a “first response” to meeting children’s needs. Today, there is a growing movement within the Christian church to strengthen family-based care for children in need.

The Faith to Action Initiative celebrates this movement and works to support it. We offer practical tools and resources, inspiring stories and examples, and up-to-date information on key strategies and research to help guide action. We seek to engage and equip churches and individuals through our website, publications, conference workshops and webinars.

We offer:

  • Downloadable resource guides and small group study materials.
  • Targeted resources and tools for students, mission groups, churches and field practitioners.
  • A guide to research and updates on new findings about best practice.
  • Evidence-based strategies for supporting family care for orphans and vulnerable children.
  • Inspiring stories of these strategies in action, and examples of how churches around the United States are getting involved.
  • Updates on key conferences, videos, publications, and other news.
  • An instructional webinar series and podcasts.

The Faith to Action Initiative is fiscally sponsored by Tides Center, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.