COMPACT is a Christ-centered ministry to redeem vulnerable children and families through compassionate action
to the glory of God.
COMPACT operates licensed, professional Christian family services.
COMPACT is a nationally accredited child welfare and family services agency through the New York-based Council on Accreditation (COA), a nonprofit accreditor of human services since 1977.
COMPACT aims to provide services and resources that help churches and others redeem vulnerable children and families.
COMPACT envisions extending its continuum of Christ-centered family services including, community, residential, placement and prevention services such as foster homes, group homes, treatment services, training services, intervention services, adoptions and church empowerment as far as the will of God leads and provides.
COMPACT endeavors to equip and resource the Church over the next decade to reach and redeem at least 3% (13,000) of the daily modern orphan need in the United States.
Annually more than 670,000 children pass through the modern orphan system known as foster care in America. A daily average of 435,000 are in the foster care system. Children are growing up without healthy homes and family. In part, here is why.
In his detailed research report book, Families Without Fathers, David Popenoe explains that the U.S. divorce rate has exploded by 1000% in the past Century. He continues that according to U.S. Census statistics since 1960, the out-of-wedlock birth rate in America has exploded by over 800%.
Since the cultural revolution in the 1960’s, immoral social experimentation has eroded human and family health. Unsurprisingly, an American modern orphan crisis (foster care) has evolved; unlike previous lesser orphan problems caused by war or epidemic diseases. Based on the 2010 U.S. Census, it is estimated more than half of America’s children went to bed last night without saying good night to their biological father.
Last year, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 61% of all children removed from their homes and placed into the foster care system was the result of parental neglect and 34% due to parental drug abuse: 47% were white, 21% were black or African American, and 20% were Hispanic (of any race). Several studies show that 50 to more than 90 percent of children who were victims of child sex trafficking had been involved with child welfare services (HHS, ACF, 2013). More than 100,000 persons are sexually trafficked in America.
America has a family crisis robbing the souls and future of children. A self- indulgent generation brought it. A sacrificial generation can redeem it.
The Church and its resources must lead. America has tried to intervene this crisis by increasing government taxed services. Simultaneously, a large part of the Church abdicated its biblical mandate to lead.
We either redeem this generation of family brokenness for children or risk their loss and potentially a nation that has spawned the greatest Christian world mission endeavor in history.
COMPACT is strategically committed to turn the tide for the glory of God and the betterment of vulnerable children and families.
Deuteronomy 10:18 (NLT) declares that God “ensures that orphans and widows receive justice. He shows love to the foreigners living among you and gives them food and clothing.” Matthew 28:19 (ESV) announces, “And Jesus came and said to them, “‘Go therefore and make disciples of all nations…’” The term nations is literally the Greek word for ethnicity. In other words, all types of people groups, including the orphaned, widowed, impoverished and homeless.
James 1:27 (NLT) asserts that “Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress…”
Galatians 4:4-5 (ESV) proclaims, “God sent forth his Son…to redeem…so that we might receive adoption as sons.”
Each occurrence of the word compassion in the New Testament is accompanied by some surrounding action. The apostle declared in James 2:20 (KJV) that “faith without works is dead.” If faith without works is dead, then compassion without action is dead.
God has given compassion ministry to the Church. Your support of COMPACT ministries is compassionate action.