Bringing Public, Private, and Faith-Based partners together to strengthen and restore our children and families in Christ’s name.
A community partnering to help every child reach their God-given potential.
Due to the growing orphan and foster care crisis’ around the world, in 2015, Global Impact made the decision to focus its efforts, both globally and domestically, on the areas of child advocacy and family restoration. Domestically, Global Impact has turned its focus toward the foster care crisis and has produced multiple replicable and sustainable models of service provision that bring innovative and comprehensive care to our children, birth parents, foster & adoptive parents, kinship caregivers, and care communities. The heart of these initiatives is Restoration Rome. In 2016, in partnership with the City of Rome, Global Impact acquired the former Southeast Elementary School building to be repurposed as a hub for foster, adoption, and family services. As its mission statement reads, Restoration Rome brings public, private, and faith-based partners together to strengthen and restore children and families in Christ’s name through collaboration, education, accessible resources, improved communication, and innovative and comprehensive service provision. Over 20 organizations and agencies deliver comprehensive “wrap around” service provision to each of our constituencies on-site with the goal of bringing healing and stability to those in state care or at-risk of state intervention.
Other domestic initiatives include, The James House Project and Hope Village. The James House Project began in 2015 and is an initiative that utilizes owned, leased, or managed single-family residences for the purpose of increasing the number of foster homes and emergency housing in communities severely impacted by the foster care crisis. The lack of foster homes across the state has created a complex child placement issue that results in children lingering in state care, poor reunification rates, trauma, increased costs to the state, and growing numbers of families in the system. The James House Project is designed to keep children “at home” in their communities so that the family has the opportunity to work toward reunification without the hindrances of long-distance placements and the downward spiral it creates. Additionally, HOPE Village is an emerging initiative that seeks to develop a “Recovery City” in Northwest Georgia that addresses the systemic issues (mental health, substance misuse, homelessness and poverty) that plague our communities and fuels the foster crisis.