The Zero by 2020 Vision is a collaborative initiative of the Christian churches of Orange County. Our goal can be summed up in our vision statement: Find a family for every child in Orange County by 2020 and equip the church to support them.

On August 22, 2017, over 30 churches met together to initiate this vision along with the Social Service Agency of Orange County and other organizations such as OC United and Olivecrest. Every year the county is short of having enough families to care for all the vulnerable children who need help. This reality – that kids right here in our community are waiting for a family of their own – is not one that we will tolerate any longer. That is why we are pouring our hearts and efforts into this new strategy that will involve hundreds of churches working together.

STEP ONE: Recruit as many families to adoption and foster care as possible from within our churches by asking them to attend the Exploring Adoption and Foster Care for My Family seminar. Beginning in November we will launch dozens of locations for families to attend this seminar at a church near them.

STEP TWO: Equip the church to holistically care for families who are fostering or adopting vulnerable children into their families. This will be accomplished by conducting workshops, trainings and conferences for our army of volunteers who want to help. There will be a full range of opportunities involving every believer to make a contribution to this vision.

STEP THREE: Build a network of consistent support groups for caregivers to plug into as a foundation of care. We have developed an evidence-based training curriculum in partnership with the late Dr. Karyn Purvis that equips families with practical tools to heal the effects of trauma and build connected relationships.

The strategy is simple, but we know full well that the journey will require a collaborative effort from all of our churches.


#ZEROby2020 Team

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Volunteers are participating from a growing list of Orange County churches:
Aldergate United Methodist Church
Betesda NOCC
Calvary Church Santa Ana
Catholic Diocese of Orange
Christ Community Church
Church of Southland
Coast Hills Church
Cornerstone Church
Cottonwood Church
Crossline Church
Crosspointe Church Anaheim
Crossways Community Church
Eastside Christian Church
Ekko Church
EV Free/OC United
First Christian Church HB
Fountain of Life Church
Friends Church
Grace EV Free
Irvine Onnuri Church
Jericho Road Church
Liberty Baptist Church
Long Beach Christian Fellowship
Mariner’s Church
Mission Viejo Christian Church
Mission Viejo Christian Church
Newport Mesa Church
Newsong Church
Orange Hills Assembly Church
Redemption Church
Reunion Church
Rock Harbor
Saddleback Church
San Antonio Catholic Church
Shepherd’s Grove
Southlands Church
St John’s Lutheran Church
Stonebridge Christian Church
Tapestry LA Church
The Rock Church Anaheim
The Shoreline Church
Watermark Church