Crossnore Communities for Children and The Open Table present
The MOVE Conference: A Crucial Gathering of Pastors and Church Leaders about the Crisis of Youth Aging Out of Foster Care in North Carolina
North Carolina has more than 16,000 children and youth currently in foster care, with hundreds aging out of the system yearly. The Church is poised to make a life-altering difference in that number and in those young people’s lives.
The MOVE Conference will provide churches with knowledge, tools, and the evidence-driven Open Table model to MOVE a generation of youth aging out of foster care from the risk of poverty to the reality of economic mobility. A church attending MOVE will be ready to begin serving a young adult transitioning from the foster care system with the tools to equip them to move into the life they envision for themselves. The Open Table is an evidence-driven model that has been implemented over the last 17 years in 33 states across the country.
The MOVE Conference is a partnership with experts in the child welfare system and more than 100 years of combined experience to help congregations become a community of care, moving to a transformational response instead of a transactional response to one of North Carolina’s most daunting challenges.