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Village Well

We are here to bless our community!

Village Well is a ministry of Newport Mesa Church to the foster, adoptive, and kinship families of our community.

Village Well was founded on the principle that strong and healthy children are products of strong and healthy families.  We believe The Church must function as a network of support to these families in much the same way a village is an unbroken network of support to its residents.  At the center of village life is the life-sustaining water source – the well – around which people gather to care for and support one another in everyday life.

Village Well provides tools for effective parenting, vital connections to other families and resources, opportunities to strengthen marriages, and a network of caring individuals who are dedicated to helping parents successfully raise the children entrusted to their care.

Village Well meetings events are held monthly, and are open to anyone currently fostering or has adopted, anyone thinking about fostering and/or adoption, and anyone interested in wrapping support around these families.  Village Well partners with Orange County Social Services, and is part of a thriving Orange County network of churches and faith-based organizations involved in foster care and adoption.

If you are interested in attending our meetings at Newport Mesa Church or events, becoming a volunteer, or just have questions, please contact us at villagewell@newportmesa.org

Please visit and like our Village Well Facebook page if you get a chance.

Our next Monthly Meeting will be on November 13.

Village Well Conference

October 28, 2017 | 9 am – 3:30 pm

The Village Well Conference is a free all-day event for foster, adoptive, and kinship families. Parents are engaged in workshops to gain practical and valuable insights and skills to help them raise their children from hard places. Their children, meanwhile, are engaged in vibrant activities that not only keep them entertained, but also help them learn about themselves, their value, and the world around them.

If you would like to volunteer please email Andre Abrantes at aabrantes@newportmesa.org or call him at 310-923-8979.

Volunteers are asked to attend the October 21 training session.

Register Here
Donate

The conference is always free to attend but donations are always welcome. To donate, please select “Village Well” in the dropdown.

FREE dinner for the whole family

6:00-6:30 in the Fellowship Hall

   This class will provide Resource Families the information and tools to help make informed decisions regarding their children with disabilities’ education.  Participants will be provided best practices on how to navigate the Special Education process, including an overview of IEP’s and 504 plans.

RECEIVE TWO TRAINING HOURS

AND FREE CHILDCARE

     Please register online by September 6 and include the names and ages of any children.  This helps us balance our classroom childcare needs.