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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

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

Monthly Meeting

November 12 • 6:30-8:30 pm

FREE dinner for the whole family!

6:00-6:30 in the Fellowship Hall

“Prudent Parenting – SB358”

Speaker: Rick Bazant

Reasonable and Prudent Parenting Standards (RPPS), SB-358 Supports the empowerment of a caregiver to exercise common sense and good judgment to access circumstances and events in which a foster child may participate. This training will cover the specifics of the RPPS and how you should apply it to your foster parenting.

This meeting will offer two foster care certification training hours.

Registration is now closed for this meeting. If you would like to attend, please email for childcare availability.