Our Vision, Mission & Goals:
All children deserve to grow up in a safe, loving family and strong communities are built on stable families. Unfortunately, the rates of divorce and fatherlessness in our culture keep rising and leaving children without safe, loving adults to pour into their lives and help them reach their full potential. This is a wide-spread, complex issue that requires a collective response.
Our Vision: Organizations and churches working together so that every child has a family that loves them
Our Mission: Protecting kids and strengthening families in the Greater Sacramento Area
Connecting people with resources and opportunities to serve
Engaging churches to care for vulnerable children
We are not all called to bring children into our homes but everyone can make a difference through Prevention, Intervention, and Support
Defending the Cause Regional Alliance (DTCRA) is a network of organizations in the Greater Sacramento Area working together to protect kids and strengthen families. Our Alliance includes agencies, non-profits, professionals, businesses and churches who are passionate about collaboration and providing valuable resources to our community. Our service area includes:
El Dorado County
Our Core Values:
The name of our organization is based on Isaiah 1:17
"Learn to do right, seek justice, defend the cause of the fatherless..."
Churches: The Regional Alliance provides churches information on the issues of vulnerable kids and broken families with simple resources and access to regional experts to help engage in the restoration and reconciliation process. We desire to see all churches living out the call to defend the fatherless and offer a 1.5 hour Defending the Cause orientation class to all local congregations (more info here).
Non-Profits: With the help of the Regional Alliance, Non-Profits have better access to promote their events and needs while working in unison with other organizations in the area. Our Alliance events are also a great place to engage with people in the community. Non-Profit Membership Information
Agencies: The Regional Alliance serves as a network for recruiting families and support services while mobilizing the community to help meet Agency needs that may not be covered with tight budgets and government funding. Agency Membership Information
Professionals: Professionals are able to provide valuable services to more families and children in the Sacramento Area by staying connected and promoting their skill sets through the Regional Alliance. Professional Membership Information
Volunteers: There are so many people who love to give their time and effort to good causes. When it comes to working with at-risk kids, the Regional Alliance has an ongoing list of needs to help connect volunteers with service opportunities.
Families: Providing resources to strength families is our passion! We want to lighten the load on foster, adoptive, and biological families who would benefit from support services but don't know where to look. Our Family Resource pages are packed full of great classes, tools, conferences, and parenting tips.