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Harborside Cares

To give every child the opportunity to encounter Jesus in a healthy home.

A beautiful sunset with a family holding hands in front of it.
A woman smiling, holding a child who is laughing and smiling.

We all can do something

Whether you choose to be a responder, teammate, or foster family, our mission remains the same: to give every child the opportunity to encounter Jesus in a healthy home that is cared for by our church community.

The Different Layers of Harborside Cares

A Responder is someone who signs up through the care portal and answers any foster care needs in our local area. This is a great way to serve if you can't commit to the level of a team member.

Become a Responder

A Teammate is someone who decides to join a Care Community, which is a group of people dedicated to love, serve, and support a single families need.

Become a Team Member

This is for those who want to become foster or adoptive parents. We want to help assist you in getting the proper licensing to do that.

Become a Foster Family
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Testimonials

“I feel honored to have the opportunity to walk alongside a wonderful family as they make such a positive difference in the lives of their kids.”
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Julie T.
Care Community Team Member
"Sometimes the foster family benefits from us coming over and sitting with them, helping with homework or chores, providing babysitting needs, or just a weekly loving meal. No matter how small it may seem, it is the support and strong friendships these parents need so they can focus on the most important priority- the children."
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Cynthia L.
Care Community Team Member
"Being a Harborside Cares Team Leader has been a tremendous personal blessing. Getting to know the children and Foster Families has enriched my life. Hearing from the families that what we do makes a difference and eases their burdens is why we do this as we serve God in His command to take care of widows and orphans."
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Vivian D.
Care Community Team Leader
"Our care community never ceases to show us the care that we never knew we needed. We went from surviving as a foster home to being able to thrive knowing we have people outside of our home that now feel like family."
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Powers Family
Supported Foster Parents
“Harborside Christian Church is ALL IN when it comes to Foster Care! We are so thankful for Harborside and their heart for the foster care community. We believe one day, every child who comes into care will have a home because churches like Harborside have said yes.”
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A Door of Hope
Partner Organization
“We fostered two young boys for seven months. The foster boys went from struggling to thriving because of Harborside. When it came time to transition them to a new home, they only had two questions: ‘Can the new foster parent cook?’ and ‘Does she go to Harborside?’”
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Konz Family
Supported Foster Parents

Become a Foster Family

Start the process of becoming a licensed foster family or "host a home". Help prevent children from entering the foster care system. Provide children with a temporary, loving home while their parents receive mentorship and care.