The desire of Stonehill outreach is to create a holistic solution to the foster care issues here in Idaho.  We are committed to serving kids and families in the foster care system as well as working with agencies trying to prevent kids from entering the foster care system.  No matter your level of expertise or time commitment there is an area where you can serve to help alleviate the issues that surround foster care in our valley.

The problem surrounding foster care in Idaho isn’t limited to creating foster homes.  It is a much larger issue and creating foster homes is just a small piece of the larger puzzle.  We have been laying the groundwork since April 2022 to start the foundations for this ministry to grow in each of these categories.

Here are the different areas you can serve:


We have partnered with Safe Families to help prevent children from entering the foster care system by creating circles of support that will come alongside a family in crisis to help them recover from their current circumstances.

Galatians 6:2- Carry each other’s burdens and so you will fulfill the law of Christ.


Did you know, in 2022, 2,756 Idaho children entered the foster care system? Tragically, Idaho only had 1,209 certified homes for these families and our region only had two families that would accept teenagers.  We work with Fostering Idaho to bring awareness to our members and set them up with foster training.  

Mark 9:37 - Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me, and whoever receives me, receives not me but him who sent me.


The Idaho Wednesday's Child Program is committed to decreasing the number of youths who age out of foster care, by utilizing specialized child specific media recruitment. Their program serves all seven regions in Idaho and is faithfully committed to helping youth find Forever Homes. We work with Wednesday’s Child to connect our members to children that need to be adopted.

Ephesians 1:5 - In love, He predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ.


In 2022, 62 youths aged out of foster care! Frequently these children have gaps in the skills they would have received in a consistent and stable home.  We have partnered with Jem Friends who provide these youths with a place to live, help them finish school, buy a car, and provide them with life skills.  Volunteers can mentor a youth in the program, provide life skills classes, or assist in events to create awareness.  

Proverbs 22:6 - Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.


As our members become foster or adoptive parents, we would like to assign families or community groups to be a circle of support around them to love, pray, encourage, and be a help in need as these families navigate bringing new children into their homes.  

John 13:34 - A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.
If you would like to learn more about any of these categories, please email Amy Caron at the link below.