All across our communities and globe, vulnerable children face not only physical risks; they’re in danger of not knowing their heavenly Father. Our desire is to not only meet their physical needs, but to create relationships where Jesus can be made known.

  • In 2018, we launched our Foster and Adoption Ministry (FAM). Indiana ranks in the top seven states in the nation for the number of children in foster care, with more than 14,000 affected. We currently serve families by providing essential items and resources to those who are fostering children. 
    • In 2020, FAM launched its Resource Center and since then has supplied material resources to 1,390 vulnerable children and families with essential items such as car seats, beds, and diapers.
    • A Care Community comes alongside a foster family and gives needed emotional, spiritual, physical, and financial support. FAM currently has 40 Care Communities that rally around foster families, offering help with housework, childcare, tutoring, and meals.
  • In 2019, Traders Point helped launch Care Portal in Indiana. Care Portal communicates vulnerable children’s essential items needs—like twin beds and bedding, cribs, and car seats—to the church community in Indiana so churches can come alongside and meet those needs. This is a key tool for preventing children from entering foster care.
  • Since our grant fund launched in 2012, Traders Point has given over $59,000 in funds to help 20 families adopt children internationally and domestically.
  • With Back2Back Ministries, we helped build the Twelve Stones Resource Center in Mazatlán, Mexico. The center provides holistic care for children with special needs, in addition to providing training and other resources for their families and health care providers. The center also provides these needed resources and care for other vulnerable children throughout that area of Mexico.
  • Our ministry partner, Missions of Hope International, in Kenya currently serves 22,000 children, and they have a vision to serve 100,000 children. Through our partnership, we’ve helped build a new school in Bondeni—an area where children don't normally receive an education. About 1,000 students will receive an education there this school year and ultimately, the school opens a door for the hope of Jesus to be shared. We’ve also committed $1 million to help build an additional school and a new church in the community of Kilifi, Kenya.
  • We partner with local Indianapolis organizations that seek to meet the needs of vulnerable children and families. These organizations focus on aspects of intervention, prevention, and restoration, while building long-term relationships and providing individuals with dignity. These partners include Shepherd Community Center, Brookside Community Development Corporation, Str8Up Ministries, Ascent 121, Life Centers, and Wheeler Mission.

We believe that in order to fully make a difference in the lives of vulnerable children, we need to prevent children from becoming vulnerable, restore family units, and intervene in situations where children are vulnerable. Because of this, we will continue to help create care communities that come around families and help them on an ongoing basis, facilitate more adoption and foster placements, assist our strategic local and global partners, and provide for vulnerable children’s tangible needs.

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