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Restoration Rome - Four Easy Ways to Engage


1) Monthly Foster Parent Night/Day Out: An organization, church, or individual can serve by helping host a 3 hour childcare event that gives our foster/adoptive families a break. Hosts are able to choose the day/time of the event and the programming offered. This could range from VBS-like programming to simple playtime. Restoration Rome sends out invitations and collects RSVPs for the hosting church. Background checks are required for event leaders and at the discretion of the host site for other supervised volunteers.


2) Meal and/or childcare provision for a monthly foster parent association meeting: Our foster parents have a 2.5hr training meeting each month at Restoration Rome on the first Monday of each month from 6-8:30pm. Churches, small groups, or community organizations have the opportunity to show appreciation to our foster families by providing the meal for this event. Childcare for these meetings is also a need, so a group could decide to provide both meal and childcare or one or the other. There are generally about 40-50 folks including children and adults in attendance. *Providing freezer meals through our Loaves and Fishes ministry is a great way to help our families in the absence of these gatherings.


3) Birth Parent Class and Parent Support Group Hospitality: Birth parents attend weekly classes held on Tuesday or Thursday evenings at Restoration Rome as they do the hard work to restore their families. A great way to encourage and support them is to provide some hospitality for these 2hr classes or the meal for graduation. There are usually 15-20 parents in attendance for graduation and 8-12 for support group.


4) Quarterly Appreciation for Service Providers: Our Service providers, such as DFCS and Private Foster Agency staff, need encouragement as they work day in and out in difficult and dark circumstances. Lift frontline staff in prayer and/or provide some appreciation/encouragement through cards, a tray of cookies, hand-picked flowers for the office, etc. – any little, inexpensive thing that conveys thoughtfulness and thanks. 


To sign up for any of these opportunities, please contact Mary Margaret at mmm@restorationrome.org or (706)346-6419.


FAM - Family Advocacy Ministry

Formerly known as Live the Promise, FAM equips God's people to support vulnerable children and those caring for them. If you would like more information about this TRC ministry and how to get involved, email Andrew and Jessica Smith ajc3.smith@gmail.com

What are FAMs?
Volunteer Opportunity:
Fountain Place Ministry cares for young adults who have aged out of foster care or are homeless. They are in need of drivers and mentors. If you would like more information on how to get involved please contact Mark and Lauren Estes at: 

wsh-fountain@winshape.org


Radical Kids Volunteers Needed

Radical Kids is still in need of volunteers. There are opportunities to help with age groups Preschool to 5th grade. If you are interested in serving in this ministry, please contact Radical Kids Director, Brittany Hayes, at brittany@threeriversc.org.


Monthly Newsletter

In an effort to communicate better and more often, we've started a monthly newsletter for 2022. To read January's edition, please click here.