LOCAL OUTREACH

Imagine the impact we could have locally if we all gave God our “yes” and allowed him to use our unique gifts, passions, and experiences to serve others. Whether you have lots of time to volunteer each week or only a few hours every once in awhile, consider making the kind of difference that only you can make.

THERE'S A FOSTER CARE CRISIS IN OUR COMMUNITY BUT...

EVERYBODY CAN DO SOMETHING!

“Government isn’t the solution. Programs don’t change people. Relationships change people. Healthy relationships and healthy community is something the faith community can provide.”
– Jason Witt, La Crosse County Human Services Director
Safe Families For Children is a community’s response to the Foster Care crisis. It’s an opportunity for churches to partner with others to offer a unique and Christian alternative to Foster Care. It’s part of a much larger Community United For Families initiative. To find out how to become a Safe Families Host Family, a Family Friend, or a Resource Friend we are hosting informational zoom meetings on each of the following dates:

NOVEMBER 10 | 6-7PM

NOVEMBER 14 | 10-11AM

NOVEMBER 16 | 4-5PM

Choose a date that works for you and click on the link below the date to join the meeting!

To DONATE to Safe Families go to safefamilieswi.org and follow the steps to donate to our La Crosse chapter.

BREAKING NEWS!
A First Free family has generously offered to match donations by the end of the year up to $10,000! So $50 becomes $100, $200 becomes $400…. $10,000 becomes $20,000!

The Family & Children’s Center (FCC)

FCC offers Host Homes to provide safe, supportive transitional housing and support options for homeless youth. It is an “outside-the-system” response to youth homelessness. They also offer Treatment Foster Care and a Respite Program for foster care parents.

To find out more click on one of the links below:

La Crosse County Human Services

La Crosse County runs the Foster Care system. This is home-like care provided by licensed foster parents for children who cannot live with their parents because they are unsafe, have special care/treatment needs or other circumstances resulting in parents or family being unable to care for them.

CLICK HERE for more information.

THE FOOD PANTRY AT FIRST FREE

First Free has a monthly Food Drive on the 3rd weekend of every month. Please drop off food pantry donations to the left of the main entrance or at the Food Pantry door in the church lobby (across from the office).

Need some ideas for how to shop?
If you would like to join the Food Pantry volunteer team or have questions please contact Carol Onstad.

HOLIDAY CLEARANCE SALE!
EVERYTHING 50% OFF!

Stop by the shop in the lobby and know that your purchases support anti-human trafficking ministries.

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