World Without Orphans: Roles for Churches
The purpose of this short booklet is to stimulate discussion among churches, their members, and their communities about various potential roles, related to child welfare practice, in working together for a world without orphans. It is now also available in Spanish and Russian!
The goal of World Without Orphans is to ensure that all children are given the opportunity to grow and thrive in safe, healthy, nurturing, permanent “forever” families. The primary target group of the WWO initiative includes children who have been abused, neglected, or sexually abused by their families, who have developmental disabilities, who have been abandoned, who have run away from home or are homeless, who have been exploited, or who are emancipating to independence from foster or orphanage care. The WWO movement believes that churches throughout the world and the communities they serve can provide many valuable services to these children and their families, thereby promoting safety, permanence, and well being for this very vulnerable population of children.