4 ways to help kids this season


· HOME MEANS HOPE ·uydoe_ayjqs-jenn-richardson

Home. It’s so much more than four walls. It’s a place intended for rest, relationship, and protection. In an ideal home, children find support, love, and safety with their family.
For the 2,400 children rescued by LFTI in South Asia, this kind of home was far from reality. Before we intervened, they had no one to love or protect them. After spending time in our restorative homes, these kids have been placed with adoptive families, affectionately referred to as “Forever Families”. 
Due to this holistic approach, not only have innocent children been rescued, but today they live in long-term freedom under the care of a family providing rest, relationship and protection.

We desire the same freedom for kids and teens in the United States. The dangers are real: over 400,000 youth are currently in American foster care. These are children with no permanent home and often no family to embrace them. Just as troubling is the fact that the American foster care system was recently named a “pipeline” for child trafficking.
Why? Many in foster care have been abused or neglected, and subsequently run away from foster homes. When they do, they lack basic necessities like food, shelter, and protection. These vulnerabilities compound and traffickers actively exploit youth on the streets.

How can YOU ensure vulnerable youth in the U.S. and South Asia have a place to call home?

     1. Pray. Use this helpful guide to pray for children with no advocate.
     2. Support LFTI’s Home for Christmas campaign. Maximize your impact with our $40,000 matching challenge to provide hope and healing to kids in South Asia!
     3. Consider fostering. Check out LFTI’s local partners, Project 1.27 and SAFY of Colorado, to learn more about serving children in foster care.
     4. Mentor. You can make a difference by mentoring a local at-risk teen through another LFTI partner, The Matthews House.
LFTI4 ways to help kids this season