Church Mobilization


DC127's Church Mobilization program provides churches in DC pathways to effectively care for widows and orphans. We know your church cares for the orphaned and vulnerable because of how we have been greatly cared for in Jesus. 

DC127’s goal is to empower churches to support families in their community, and work to provide churches with the necessary tools, support, and resources. It also connects individual churches to a larger network of churches, organizations, and communities mobilized around kinship, foster care, and families at-risk of separation. 

why the church?


Partnering with churches is strategic: Communities of support that seek to love and serve one another already exist within congregations and the church is called to “care for orphans and widows in their distress.” The church is uniquely positioned to make sustainable change in the lives of children and families in our city. No other institution in the world can embrace children and support their families like the local church. 

As an organization, we affirm the biblical call to care for vulnerable people in our city. We believe that God has called us to tangibly and personally respond to the plight of our neighbors. (James 1:27)

The Apostle's Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit
and born of the virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to hell.
The third day he rose again from the dead.

He ascended to heaven
and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty. From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy universal church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.

Become A Church Partner

We seek deep engagement with local churches as we work to mobilize the body of Christ in meeting the needs of vulnerable families in Washington, DC.

DC127 works with the Church Advocate to recruit, train, and mobilize volunteers and prospective foster homes. Church Advocates are volunteer liaisons between DC127 and their church congregation. They carry the torch for DC127 and help advance the mission and getting followers of Christ to get involved. Everyone can do something when it comes to foster care. 

DC127 & Church Partnership Benefits:

  • Interconnecting families and churches (a bridge)
  • Together, we have the tools & opportunity to preserve families. 
  • Church parishioners get connected to families needing support.
  • The church can provide financial stability so DC127 can carry out
  • Christ-centered mission.


“DC127 offers an incredible opportunity for you and your Church to stand as a witness to what’s possible when God’s people unite to serve the children and families of our city.”

– Pastor Aaron Graham, The District Church

For more information, contact Wauketa Hawkins, our Church Mobilization Coordinator at