2019-2020 ANNUAL REPORT
A FAMILY WAITING FOR EVERY CHILD
In 2012, Eric & Ashlette wanted to bring hope to the heartache of
children in foster care. At Project 1.27, they found the training and
support needed for success. Over the last 8 years, they’ve fostered 29
children, adopted 2 and become strong advocates for families and
kids in foster care.
WHAT MAKES PROJECT 1.27 DIFFERENT?
CHILDREN IN US FOSTER CARE
CHILDREN WAITING FOR AN ADOPTIVE FAMILY
YOUTH EXIT FOSTER CARE WITHOUT A FAMILY EVERY YEAR
The training opened my eyes to the real need for
foster parents. Learning everything we did about being
foster parents and the impact that can have on a child’s
life and in their family’s life was really incredible. We feel
very thankful to have found your organization!
- A PROJECT 1.27 FOSTER MOM
Project 1.27 offers 15 years of experience and learning to inspire,
recruit and resource churches and families to successfully fulfill
James 1:27 by caring for children in foster care, their parents, and
the families who foster and adopt. Using Project 1.27’s unique faithcentered
approach that includes trauma-informed, relationshipbased
parenting strategies and guides families in developing a strong
support network, hundreds of Christian families are changing the
outcomes for kids in foster care.
Project 1.27 supports 200 Colorado kinship, foster and adoptive
families every year, who in turn care for over 200 vulnerable children.
58% of Project 1.27 families say they likely would not have fostered or
adopted without Project 1.27.
FAMILIES RECEIVE SUPPORT AND RESOURCES
TO BETTER CARE FOR VULNERABLE CHILDREN
Jill became the full-time caregiver for her two young
granddaughters after years of feeling helpless in addressing her
daughter’s drug addiction. Through Project 1.27’s Kinship Support
Group, Jill and the girls have connected to other families going
through similar experiences. The support found in fellowship and
training with other families has led Jill and her granddaughters to a
place of healing and hope.
Our support has been incredible!! Within an
hour of getting an infant into our home, our friends
brought us basically everything we needed.
Support team training is brilliant!
- NEW PROJECT 1.27 FOSTER FAMILY
PROJECT 1.27 PROVIDES FAMILIES WITH
SUPPORT AND RESOURCES THROUGH:
• Trusted Family Care Managers who provide tools, training,
resources and encouragement
• Training and resources that prepare family and friends to be
an amazing Support Team
• Support Groups for foster, adoptive and kinship families
• Engaging churches and the community in providing meals,
clothing, furniture, school supplies and more for kids in
Through Project 1.27’s launch of Care Portal in Mesa County,
caseworkers have partnered with 11 churches to keep kids and
families safe. In the first six months, 54 church volunteers served the
families of 92 children by delivering groceries, clothing, bedding,
diapers, school supplies, and helping with gas & rent money.
Project 1.27 provides opportunities for relationship and resources to
hundreds of Colorado kinship, foster, adoptive and at-risk biological
families so they can provide a safe, healing home for the children in
FOSTER ADOPTION FRIENDLY CHURCH
FOSTER AND ADOPTION
Last year, Jon and Julie wanted to inspire their church to care for
the vulnerable children and families in foster care. They started
sharing their story and ideas from Project 1.27 at monthly home
meetings. Already other families have started foster training, began
supporting foster families, and the church just launched a Foster Care
C E R TIFIE D B Y P R OJ E C T 1.2 7
It is so easy for churches to become inward
focused and I think what this ministry has helped us
do is to see how the heart of Jesus breaks for the
vulnerable, for the disenfranchised, for the hurting
and the broken and then to see ministries rise up to
care for the least of these.
- PASTOR MARK HALLOCK, CALVARY ENGLEWOOD
A FOSTER AND ADOPTION FRIENDLY
CHURCH IS A PLACE WHERE:
• Caring for vulnerable children is part of the culture
• The congregation is consistently reminded to care for
• Foster, kinship and adoptive families find encouragement
and practical support
• Children who have experienced trauma, grief and loss can
grow and thrive
Project 1.27 works with dozens of churches each year so children
and families involved in foster care have access to practical support,
encouragement and hope.
THE 1.27 NATIONAL NETWORK BRINGS
HOPE TO KIDS ACROSS THE US
In 2018, Charlotte, NC faced the stark reality of over 600 kids in
foster care with one-third of them placed in homes outside of
their county. With over 1,000 churches in Charlotte, Nicole Taylor
with Congregations for Kids was convinced the church could meet
the need. Since then they’ve served over 250 kids in foster care, in
partnership with 30 churches.
The Project 127 National Network has served as
a lifeline for CFK and for me personally as a leader.
To be able to connect with other like-minded organizations
and leaders to share ideas and resources, pray for each
other and encourage each other continues to be priceless
resource for us. This work is hard, heart breaking and
incredibly frustrating but the Project 127 network lets me
know we are not alone. I am grateful for the brothers
and sisters this network provides.
- NICOLE TAYLOR, FOUNDER, CONGREGATIONS FOR KIDS
THE 1.27 NATIONAL NETWORK OFFERS:
• Monthly one-on-one coaching to potential and new leaders
• Monthly network leader calls to share resources, brainstorm
challenges and inspire best practices
• Access to Project 1.27 resources and experience
• Free Tool-Kit for launching a 1.27 Network ministry in your
The 1.27 National Network, launched and led by Project 1.27, has
grown to include organizations in 13 states who together serve over
3,500 children each year.
YOU CAN CREATE INTERSECTIONS OF HOPE!
When my three siblings and I were placed in separate foster
homes, I worried we’d never see each other again. Then, the
Chatwells* invited all of us to be part of their family. Five years later,
we’re all thriving with our Project 1.27 adoptive family.
Kids in foster care need you.
- PROJECT 1.27 TEEN
MEET THE HEARTACHE OF KIDS
IN FOSTER CARE WITH HOPE!
80% of Project 1.27’s revenue comes from individual,
business and church giving. You can create intersections
where heartache meets hope.
Visit tinyurl.com/intersectionsP127 to give today.
TOGETHER YOU CREATED
INTERSECTIONS OF HOPE BY:
GIFTING 170 CHILDREN
WITH SAVE, LOVING FOSTER FAMILIES
CELEBRATING 17 ADOPTIONS
AND MULTIPLE FAMILY REUNIFICATIONS
PROVIDING 546 PEOPLE
WITH TRAINING TO SUPPORT
PREPARING 66 NEW FOSTER
& ADOPTIVE FAMILIES
SERVING 3,500 CHILDREN
THROUGH THE NATIONAL NETWORK
CARING FOR 92 CHILDREN
THROUGH THE NEW CARE PORTAL IN
HOSTING 11 INFO NIGHTS
264 HOURS OF PARENT TRAINING
The Lopez Family, Adoption Day(s)
In January, the Lopez family adopted 5 children (two sibling sets). Watch the Lopez Family
Intersections Story at project127.org/lopez.