join us in celebration
Statewide statistics may seem grim and overwhelming at times but, when we zoom in on our little community, we can see the incredible impact possible when The Church rises up to serve our most vulnerable neighbors.
Let’s reflect, celebrate, and praise God for all the goodness in 2021 … then roll up our sleeves and get back to work, changing the world one child at a time.
"First Apartment Kits" distributed to 41 former foster youths
First Apartment Kits include new, household items for bed, bath, and kitchen (often donated through donation drives). Teens leaving foster care visit Embrace to “shop” for items for their first apartment or dorm.
91 children featured in Embrace adoptive family recruitment efforts
These children, lingering in foster care, are matched with their forever, adoptive families through Embrace’s adoption match efforts and Child to Family Connection events.
Life-skills and enrichment classes provided for 11 teens in foster care
Teens ages 13-19 learned through engaging, hands-on classes including: budgeting, college application process, positive self-image, meal preparation and much more!
Volunteers donated over 2,969 hours to Embrace
Volunteers are truly the “hands and feet”, responsible for carrying out the incredible work of the ministry. We could not do it without you!
Support groups provided to 47 unique households (over 400 hours of training!)
Support services help keep foster and adoptive families healthy and strong so they can better serve children in their care.
521 children served at Embrace events
Our accessible family outings allowed these children to enjoy baseball games, pool days, campouts, and many other happy, typical childhood experiences they might otherwise miss out on.
Portraits of Hope display reaches twice as many
By doubling the number of portraits on display we were able to reach twice as many prospective adoptive families with the stories of children waiting in foster care for adoption. Thank you to everyone who sponsored a child’s portrait!
249 home-cooked meals delivered to foster children without placement
Volunteers from across DFW lovingly prepared hot, healthy meals and delivered them to children waiting to be placed in a foster home, and the caseworkers caring for them.
108 local families started their foster care or adoption journey with Embrace
Would you consider giving your family to a child in need of a safe place to stay? Contact us to learn more about becoming a foster or adoptive parent.