Coalition of Rome Churches Hold Foster Care Program Events

Public Invited to Attend Trainings in September and October

Rome, GA - September 9, 2010 - Project127Rome, a coalition of eight churches in Rome, is holding foster care orientations and training this fall to educate and train area residents who are interested in its foster care program. Floyd County has Georgia's largest number per capita of foster children who need a home.

The orientation will be held Monday, September 27, 2010, from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. at West Rome Baptist Church, located at 914 Shorter Avenue.  Monday, October 11 from 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. there will be a volunteer training at Lakeview Baptist Church, followed by an Impact Training weekend October 15 and 16 at Fifth Avenue Baptist Church.  There are many ways to get involved, including fostering, volunteering to assist with clothing, material goods, transportation, and more.   For more information on these events, visit or call 678.332.8386.

The eight church partners include First Presbyterian Church, Fifth Avenue Baptist Church, Hollywood Baptist Church, Lakeview Baptist Church, Three Rivers Community Church, Seven Hills Fellowship, the Church of Northside Rome, and West Rome Baptist Church.

The coalition launched its Christian foster care program in January 2010.  The coalition hopes to increase the awareness of the program, as well as the number of interested foster parents and volunteers, at these fall events.

This ministry is in partnership with FaithBridge Foster Care, a Christ-centered, tax-exempt organization intent on changing U.S. foster care.  With currently more than 14 church partners in north Georgia and the greater Atlanta area, FaithBridge's strategy is to mobilize, organize, equip and release local churches and communities to solve the country's foster care crisis.  For more information on FaithBridge, please call 678.690.7100 or visit