The James Project believes we can best help foster parents and the children they serve through the provision of homes with 4-5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. This enables parents to house a large family of foster children. These homes are owned and maintained by The James Project and are leased to fostering families for $1 per year. Isn’t that awesome?! Our network of talented volunteers assist us in helping the families who live in these homes with weekly hot meal delivery, yard/housework, and maintenance projects. We help in any way we can to allow our foster parents to pour more time, energy, and love into their foster children.
When a child is placed with a new foster family, they very often arrive with only the clothing they are wearing. It is then up to the foster parents to find or buy necessities for the child—clothing, toiletry items, shoes, etc.
Through donations, Closet 1:27 provides clothing, shoes, beds, bedding, and necessities to newly placed foster children. How does it work? The foster parents of any newly placed child are given information about Closet 1:27 when they accept the child into their home. Their caseworker then contacts us and we put together an order based on the child’s gender, age, and size and deliver it to the home within 24 hours. This allows the foster parents to spend more time getting to know their new child, rather than having to go out and running around town for basic necessities for their child.
The decision to foster and adopt is complicated. And hard. And it raises SO many questions. Choosing to foster or adopt can be confusing, but Call 1:27 will be there every step of the way.
Call 1:27 will host an in depth meeting at your convenience with our foster care specialist. Each meeting lasts approximately 2-3 hours depending on your questions. You will leave this meeting with accurate information, next steps, and an understanding of whether fostering or adopting is the right choice for you or your family.
We thank God every day for our prayer team and their dedication to lifting up the needs of our ministry! To be added to The James Project Prayer Team, please contact us and we will gladly add you to the email list. Join us each week in prayer as we serve Jesus and the foster community of Springfield.