The Lifeline Children’s Services Kansas team has announced some big news about how God is working. In the Fall of 2017 Lifeline was approached and asked by the Caring Pregnancy Options board to pray about taking on their ministry in Topeka. That has now happened and Lifeline has taken on the ministry CPO had carried on for over twenty years in the community. Lifeline began as a birth parent ministry in 1981 and is still a birth parent ministry today.
Lifeline has moved the entire ministry operation to the former CPO location at 2041 SW McAlister Ave. Many families are familiar with this location being a place they can receive help and support and it will be a more central location for Lifeline’s ministries.
Some questions may arise upon hearing about these changes:
- Are families still able to receive services?
Families will still be served by Lifeline. It is open to families and walk-ins who may need support, parenting skills, resources, pregnancy tests, and more.
- If Lifeline is an adoption agency, will Lifeline only be able to serve families who choose to make an adoption plan?
Absolutely not. Lifeline is set up to serve and walk with families no matter what situation they find themselves in. They serve families who are seeking to overcome a crisis, families wishing to gain better parenting skills, families who need to know what resources are available to them, families wishing to make an adoption plan, and more. Areas of focus are Family Restoration, Pregnancy Care, Education, and Adoption.
- What are some of the biggest needs Lifeline is seeing with this new move?
Lifeline needs coaches and hosts to be part of our ministry and be willing to do discipleship with women and families it serves. They need people to partner with them so they can serve the greater Topeka area more fully and show the hope of the Gospel to more families. They also are seeking prayer partners to lift up the ministry every single day.
- Does Lifeline take donations?
Yes! They have a need for new or gently used baby items and clothing, new packs of diapers and wipes, formula, women’s maternity clothing, and women’s work wear. These are items families need the most.
Harbor Families Needs You
In 2017 Lifeline launched Harbor Families, a coaching and hosting ministry designed to do life with families in crisis. Help is needed in ministering to these families. To register for training or answers to questions contact Jessa Swearingen at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office at 785-249-6130.
The Lifeline mission is to provide a hope and a future through the Gospel for children around the world by discipling, engaging, and equipping people towards adoption, foster care, and orphan care. Their office is open 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM Monday through Friday.