Support
 
 
 
 
The Supportive portion of the Safehaven Campaign focuses on infants and children currently affected by drug abuse. 
 
THE LONG-TERM GOAL of the Supportive portion of the Safehaven Campaign strategy is to offer resources and support groups for foster parents (as well as those desiring to become foster parents) AND to provide trained volunteers and supplies to local hospital neonatal units to assist in their efforts to care for infants born with NAS (Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome). 
 
Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress.
James 1:27
 
Foster families are our heroes! We believe we can do better at helping them and encouraging others to foster and adopt. West Virginia’s children are suffering and in need of more families willing to love and care for a child who needs a forever home. We have a long-term goal to provide a large network of resources to those interested in or currently fostering. We hope to eventually connect children in need of a home with loving, forever families and provide ongoing support to parents in their fostering/adoption journeys.
 
Local hospitals need our help. We value experience and empathy, and we believe in partnership. This is why we are currently providing one of our local hospitals with items needed for their neonatal unit, and hope to continue to offer more and more resources, as well as trained, experienced volunteers to medical facilities all over West Virginia. Comfort items such as crib mobiles, soft music, rocking chairs and baby clothing are just some of the items we work to help provide. 
 
THE SHORT-TERM GOAL of the Supportive portion of the Safehaven Campaign strategy is to open our “Foster Closet” – stocked with items needed when a foster family receives a child or children placed by the state. We will also have community support groups led by seasoned foster families that can both support and encourage other foster families, as well as help new foster families get started. 
 
Our Foster Closet and support groups are projected to launch in May of 2018. If you would like to purchase items for local hospitals or our foster closet, you may do so hereIf you would like to know more about how you can get information on fostering, or assisting local neonatology units, contact us here