Foster + Heart is a local organization led by Kate Wilson that exists to ignite the hearts of our community to current Foster Care needs and to equip and train potential future Foster Parents. Foster Care & Adoption is a vein of Outreach at Rockharbor that is particularly near and dear to our hearts!
Donate. Foster + Heart is currently working to furnish their Foster Transition Home. They are in need of furniture as they start to accommodate more children and offer them a comfortable, safe and welcoming environment in the midst of a very difficult transition.
Volunteer. Rockharbor has an ongoing relationship with Foster + Heart and has hosted a number of serve days at their transition home. You can also volunteer at their monthly Foster Parent’s Date Night.
The Meridian Food Bank is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to providing emergency food aid to our neighbors in need! They strive to help anyone who is hungry and in need of assistance.
Here are some of the amazing things that the Food Bank is doing, and why we are so excited to partner with them:
-The Meridian Food Bank serves between 250-300 families per week.
-750-900 people are served each week!
-26% of these households fall in the low income category and 62% fall in the very low category”
-In 2021 the Meridian Food Bank received and handed out over 1 million pounds of food!
Donate. Rockharbor Church hosts annual Food Drives for the Meridian Food Bank. Or, bring your own food donations to them directly!
Drop Off Location: 133 W. Broadway Ave, Meridian, ID 83642
Sponsor a Child. The Meridian Food Bank’s Backpack Program connects children in need in the West Ada School District with food and supplies!
Volunteer. The Meridian Food Bank needs consistent volunteers. They need people to help distribute food, pick up and organize donations and register and check in with clients, warehouse workers and more!
Boise Girls Academy is a school for girls ages 13-17 that offers a Christian boarding school coupled with a unique and effective approach to healing of the mind and heart. This therapeutic program and school is for girls who are displaying risky behaviors such as making poor peer choices, rebellion, defiant behavior or self-harm. They use the curriculum of Teen Challenge - a discipleship program with more than 50 years of history helping people with risky behaviors find freedom through a relationship with Jesus Christ.
Serve. Rockharbor Church does periodic service projects to support the Boise Girls Academy. Check back for the next project!
Volunteer. Boise Girls Academy needs consistent volunteers who are interested in teaching music, life skills, budgeting, making crafts, leading Bible Studies, cooking and pouring into the lives of these girls.
Community Outreach Behavioral Services provides trauma care for victims of human trafficking across Idaho. They are vocal for families and individuals who need an advocate, education, counseling and other services. Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery that exists right here in the Treasure Valley. COBS shares resources and works closely with service providers, law enforcement and volunteers to rescue and serve victims and survivors of human trafficking.
Learn. COBS is hosting a Human Trafficking Awareness Panel Discussion on Wednesday, April 6th at 6pm @ Cornerstone Church. Learn more about human trafficking in Idaho and how to recognize the signs of it.
Volunteer. COBS needs volunteers to play many roles in its organization. If human trafficking is an issue that speaks to you, follow the link to start the training process.
Love, Inc. is an extension of churches in the Valley to help provide those in financial crisis or need with non-cash resources and classes to help them progress to living independent, abundant lives.
Love Inc. offers an Abundant Living Program, where individuals facing difficult circumstances can learn basic life skills: how to budget, personal finances, and more.
Love Inc. needs volunteers of all kinds! Follow the link to learn about their current needs, and we’ll help you find a fit that meets a need and brings you joy!
Boise Rescue Mission works to address physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual needs of addicted and homeless men and women in the Treasure Valley.
The Boise Rescue Mission is a robust program with many different ways to serve! Some options include serving in the Men’s shelters, serving in the Women & Children’s shelters and serving in their warehouse.
The Boise Rescue Mission is a large program, which means there are all sorts of items that need to be collected. Host your own drive, or click here to learn more about their current needs.
Chrysalis provides transitional housing to women coming out of addiction and incarceration within a safe, loving Christian environment, aiding them to become contributing members in their community.
Chrysalis is in need of volunteers to cook or bring meals for their women. The group size can be as large as 35 women, in addition to your group. You are then encouraged to stay and eat with the women. Afterwards, they host a time of worship. This is a great relational opportunity to minister!
Foster Teen Transition homes offer a unique assortment of needs, most of which are urgent as they do not know when teens will be transitioning in and out of their homes. Often, they need: food delivery, toiletry delivery, teams to run shifts overseeing the homes, emergency supply runs, and more.
Through West Ada Young Life, adult volunteers develop relationships with kids at local secondary schools to show them the love of Jesus and the full life He offers.
At Rockharbor, Foster & Adoptive families are near and dear to our heart. Many families that call Rockharbor their church home are involved in foster care and adoption. While not everyone is called to foster care or adoption, we believe that everyone can get involved in making a difference in the lives of vulnerable children and families!
As a Community Group, opt-in to be a Care Community
We will partner your Community Group with a Foster or Adoptive family
The focus is fellowship: check-in weekly, pray for your family, and make yourself available to provide care
Care Communities provide meals, clean and tidy your home, provide yard care, provide transportation, pick up groceries, help fix things around your home, provide clothing, and more!