Caring For Orphans, Reaching Out, And Expecting Miracles  

“And whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me”

Matthew 18:5


Mission Statement:

C.O.R.E Ministries will glorify God by touching hearts with His calling to the Christian community to look after and care for orphans.


C.O.R.E. ministries seeks to inform, support and encourage people who find it in their hearts to give loving, safe, faith-filled homes to children not biologically their own. This includes adoptive families, foster families & other family members like grandparents, aunts, uncles etc. parenting children not born to them.


What C.O.R.E. Does

1. Inspire: Invite all of God's church to have His heart for orphans.

2. Equip/Educate: Provide assistance, information & and resources for those interested in adoption and/or orphan care.

3. Encourage: Assist families pursuing foster care or adoption through personal & family support through prayer groups, spiritual, financial & physical aid.

The Statistics


Domestic orphans:

  •  Here in Grant County a little over 300 children are in foster care.
  • More than 500,000 children are in United States foster care.
  • Over 120,000 children in foster care are waiting to be adopted.

Global orphans:

  • Over 140 million orphans and waiting children under the age of 18 have lost one or both parents. 
  • Over 15 million children have lost a parent due to AIDS,and that number is expected to rise to over 20 million by 2010.
  • Orphaned children are much more likely than non-orphans to beworking in commercial agriculture, as street vendors, in domestic service and in the sex trade.
  • Orphans are more vulnerable and at risk of becoming victims of violence, exploitation, trafficking, discrimination, or other abuses.



If you speak to those children growing up in orphanages, foster homes and on the street, you will find that they talk of family and belonging. 

The world is in crisis – if nothing changes…nothing changes. And it is a crisis involving a population which is extremely precious to the heart of God– orphans. The problem of nearly 150 million orphans will not be solved by one group, one church or one denomination.

The answer lies in great numbers of believers from many places gathering together, creatively finding solutions, to solve small pieces of the orphan plight…and saving lives one-by-one! God says that He is the Father of the fatherless; orphans are part of His royal family. He has asked us, the church, to be His hands extended and to love these children on His behalf!

What can YOU do?




If you are interested in becoming involved in C.O.R.E. or if you would like information

regarding orphan care, foster care, adoption, etc. we would love to help.


Tammy Williams

(509) 989-5962



Jean Fitzgerald

(509) 770-6865




He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the alien,

giving him food and clothing.  Deuteronomy 10:18