RESOURCES

The Faith to Action Initiative provides free and downloadable resources and study guide materials for churches, faith-based organizations, and individuals seeking to respond to the needs of orphans and vulnerable children. Check often for new and updated publications and links to online resources that inform and support best practice.

Introductory Resources

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“Start Here” provides a visual representation of key statistics and facts that illustrate the global plight of orphans, the impact of orphanages on children, the importance of family, and an introduction to family-strengthening.
FFTA From Faith to Action: Strengthening Family and Community Care for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Sub-Saharan Africa
From Faith to Action provides an introduction to family and community-based care for orphans and vulnerable children as an alternative to institutional care, highlighting key strategies that help children remain in families. Read More

 

Journeys of Faith Study Series

The Journeys of Faith Study Series provides small groups and individuals with resources and tools that build on the content of From Faith to Action to highlight strategies, stories, and examples for supporting orphan care through church partnership, short-term missions, and much more. Read More

JOF Journeys of Faith: A Resource Guide for Orphan Care Ministries Helping Children in Africa & Beyond
jof-study-series1-cover Journeys of Faith Study Sessions
(6 Sessions)
Journeys of Faith Facilitator’s Guide

 

Research Series

This three-part research series highlights key research and global evidence supporting the importance of family care for orphans and vulnerable children. The series covers research on the limitations of orphanages, an overview of the range of options for orphans and vulnerable children separated from parental care, and draws on leading resources to help guide and inform practice. Read More

Children, Orphanages, and Families: A Summary of Research to Help Guide Faith-Based Action
key-research-annotated-cover-thumb Key Research on Orphanages and Family Care: An Annotated Bibliography
continuum-of-care-cover-thumb A Continuum of Care for Orphans and Vulnerable Children

 

Explore the Continuum of Care

This web-based tool will help you explore a range of care options for children who are separated (or at risk of separation) from parental care. Read More

Explore the Continuum of Care

 

Transitioning to Family Care

The Guidance Manual aims to provide practical guidance and tools for churches, faith-based organizations, donors, and others who are transitioning care for children away from residential care to care within families. The Tool Kit offers an in-depth, web-based resource that serves as a companion to the Guidance Manual.

Transitioning to Family Care for Children: A Guidance Manual

 

More Resources

TIOF More Resources
These external publications and online resources provide information, practical tools, evidence-based guidance, inspiring examples, and more on a range of topics related to orphan care for those seeking resources to help educate and equip them in putting faith into action. Read More