Several months ago the old parsonage at Union Valley Baptist Church was donated to The Call to recruit, train, and support Christian foster parents in White County. Many local churches and Christian men, women, and teens have come together and made the vision of the The Call House a reality!
Since the beginning of August too many people to name have come out to The Call House and helped rip up floors, lay sub-floor, tile, paint, clean, and get the house ready to be open. The house will be opened up on Saturday, Sept. 12 for the first of many PRIDE training classes. Having a place for PRIDE training is important because without the training, families could not be approved as foster parents.
The house isn’t simply a meeting place for prospective foster families, but a place for children to sleep and eat while DCFS workers work to place them in a foster home. The house will have a stocked kitchen so hungry children can eat and beds where children have a safe place to sleep. The main office for The Call is located inside the house along with a boutique where foster parents can “shop” for clothes, toys, and baby items needed for their foster children. The large meeting area will be used for informational meetings to recruit new foster parents and PRIDE training for prospective foster parents.
Several local churches, organizations, and people have helped turned this house into a temporary
home safe haven for children and a place where foster families can come for support in their journey. The grand opening of the house is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 1 at 2 p.m. Thank you to the helping hands who have changed a vision into a reality.