Overflowing with Thankfulness
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Overflowing with Thankfulness

The season of thanksgiving is here!  It’s a time when families come together and purposefully give thanks for our blessings.  We believe it is important to not only give thanks but also bestow what God has blessed us with to others. Oftentimes, this manifests as tangible items given to those in need. However, we also...

Carlton’s Story
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Carlton’s Story

A single dad receives a helping hand in getting back on his feet in the aftermath of drug addiction. In December 2020, Carlton – a single father of 3-year-old twins and a 4-year-old – was beginning a new job and recently had his three children returned to his care.  If Carlton could maintain steady employment...

It Takes a Village
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It Takes a Village

We want to see multi-generational, city-wide transformation.  We cannot do this alone. We must work in collaboration with like-minded churches, businesses, and foundations.  The current culture of fatherlessness is entrenched and will be extremely difficult to change if we do not serve alongside others who want to see city-wide transformation as well. We believe in:...

Fellowship, Faith, & Fatherhood
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Fellowship, Faith, & Fatherhood

Dads need to know they are created to be great fathers, leading their families and serving their communities and their churches. In scripture and in studies for decades, there is no doubt that fathers are key contributors to child development.  This is why Neighbors Who Care and New Life CityChurch (newlifecity.church) are passionate about strengthening...

We Are the Branches
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We Are the Branches

Taking time for reflection allows individuals to become empowered and encouraged as they consider just how many ways God has provided for and intervened on behalf of families in crisis. Recently the volunteers of Neighbors Who Care (NWC) met to reflect on the fruits of their labor in providing for various needs, and in so...

The Freedom to Care
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The Freedom to Care

What do the words “freedom” and “independence” mean to you? Maybe it’s freedom in a patriotic sense. Or perhaps it’s the freedom to make your own choices – freedom of religion and speech, to marry who you want and pursue the career path that you want.   For some people, like Tanesha*, these words can...

The Best Father’s Day Gift is Being a Good Dad
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The Best Father’s Day Gift is Being a Good Dad

For Father’s Day this year, we at Neighbors Who Care would like to take this opportunity to celebrate all of the good dads out there and share our passion for helping every dad to be a good one. The impact that dads have, positive or negative, goes much deeper than many of us realize, not...

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An Unlikely Friendship

A year and a half ago, a couple of chaplains from our Neighbors Who Care team met with Aneesa, a single mom of two teens, working a full time job during the day and a second job at night to make ends meet. When she received a diagnosis of epilepsy (uncontrolled seizures), her income took...

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A Closer Look at Child Welfare

Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless; maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed. Rescue the weak and needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked. (Psalm 82:3-4) This month, we would like to shine some light on what it is our Neighbors Who Care team actually does. Sometimes, this constantly-evolving network...

Restoring Fatherhood in KC
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Restoring Fatherhood in KC

The importance of fatherhood is preached in the church but often overlooked in the community. One organization, started in Southern Missouri, called Good Dads (gooddads.com), aims to support fathers in the community to live up to the full potential God has intended for them.    Good Dads (gooddads.com) is an effort to address what we...