Orphan Care Alliance (OCA)

Louisville, KY

Founded: 2009

Tel: (502) 498-4765

Website: http://www.ocakids.org

Top LeaderMr. Darren Washausen

Donor Contact: Mr. Brandon Karem

Member Since: June 30, 2021

Financial Data

   Cash Donations $495,256
   Noncash Donations $0
   Other Revenue $79,020
   Total Revenue $574,276
   Total Expenses $471,930
Excess (or Deficit)
   for the Year
Other $0
Total Change
   in Net Assets
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Total Assets $909,442
Total Liabilities $10,507
Net Assets $898,935
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Orphan Care Alliance (OCA) equips, connects and mobilizes Christians to serve all vulnerable children and families. Our vision is for the Body of Christ to lead the efforts of caring for the foster care and adoptive community in Kentucky and southern Indiana. Orphan Care Alliance aims to lower the number of children entering state care through our Family Preservation program which intervenes at the first sign of issues with the ultimate goal of keeping the family together. We partner with Mom and/or Dad or Guardian to work through whatever it may be that puts the child at risk of entering state care giving them the relationships and resources they need to be a happy and healthy family. For the kids already in state care, OCA has two programs to help change their life trajectory and reverse the cycle of homelessness, incarceration, untimely death or having children of their own that enter into state care. First, through our Family Support Program, OCA provides training for adoptive parents to prepare them for the adoption process, educate them on the different avenues to adoption as well as proven methods to best care for their adopted children. OCA, in a partnership with Lifesong for Orphans, offers grants and loans as well as Fundraising help to adoptive parents to help the financial burden that adoptive parents often face. For kids in foster care waiting for adoption or reunification, OCA offers training, respite care and wrap around support for foster families to help provide a positive and healthy experience for both them and the children entrusted in their care. Second, through our Life Coaching program, OCA provides a mentor starting around age 12. This provides a consistent and positive relationship and someone to lean on and learn from to help them transition into adulthood and life after state care. OCA also helps meet the tangible needs of vulnerable children and families around the adoptive and foster communities through an online portal called OCA Gateway. State workers and OCA staff post the needs of hurting children and families to a community of people with a heart to serve this population. OCA Gateway Volunteers agree to meet the need and are connected to the state worker or OCA staff to do so.

When crisis strikes and circumstances become overwhelming many of us turn to relatives or friends for support. Yet, for some families, due to poverty and social isolation, this is not an option. That’s where Family Preservation steps in. Using a team approach, Family Preservation wraps around vulnerable families, giving them connection and stability to move forward through tough circumstances with the ultimate goal of keeping the family together and stopping children from entering into state ca
Our Family Support ministry is here for you if you are a foster/adoptive family, a kinship family, or just beginning the adoption process. We offer adoption loans and grants through our partnership with Lifesong for Orphans, OCA Connect groups for support/community. If you are just beginning the adoption process, consider attending one of our Adoption Option classes. And if you are already in the trenches of foster/adoptive parenting, one of our trainings on trauma based on various interventi
Support the overhead, infrastructure and sustainability fund of OCA.
Most teens aging out of the foster care system rarely have any healthy relationships with parents, family members, or adults. This is where OCA Life Coaches play an integral role. (Proverbs 11:14) Life Coaches are followers of Jesus who walk alongside a pre-teen or teen, typically ages 12-21, with a foster care experience. Life Coaches have the opportunity to meet young people where they are, know their story, and build relationships to show them the love of Christ and the dignity they possess a
OCA partners with churches throughout Kentucky and Southern Indiana to implement our programs to serve vulnerable children and families in and around the foster and adoptive communities. To do this we utilize Regional Ministry Leaders to seek out and engage these churches. Donating to this fund will support the current as well as help us grow the staff of Regional Ministry Leaders to reach and engage more churches to serve more children and families.
The OCA Care Community provides wrap around support by meeting tangible, financial and the everyday needs of vulnerable children and families in and around the foster and adoptive communities.
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