Live 1:17 exists to educate, equip, and support the families in our community to defend the cause of the fatherless. Isaiah 1:17 says, “Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow.”

We provide practical assistance to families who foster children or adopt through:

  • Foster Care Needs Closet
  • Monthly support Meetings for Foster,Safe Family and Adoptive Moms.
  • Christmas party for DCFS and Lutheran services Foster Families 
  • Christmas Wish List for DCFS Foster Families 
  • Lutheran Services Foster Care Coat needs
  • Support of The Lemenager’s Nigeria Mission work of Foster Babies (
  • RVCF Scholarship Adoption approvals (five $2,000 scholarships per year, apply here)

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