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ONE CHURCH ONE CHILD Meeting To Convene In February


Durham, NCThe Durham County Department of Social Services (DSS) meeting for ONE CHURCH ONE CHILD will be held Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 10:00 am in the Human Services Building (414 East Main Street in downtown Durham). The meeting will be held in conference rooms 2421 and 2422 on the second floor.

The purpose of the Durham County ONE CHURCH ONE CHILD is a mission/outreach program between Durham County Department of Social Services and local churches designed to make a difference in the lives of children and families by:

  • Identifying and supporting families in congregations who may be interested in becoming foster and/or adoptive parents.
  • Helping to meet the needs of children in foster care.
  • Supporting foster parents who care for Durham County’s children in foster care.
  • Enlightening worshippers about the needs of Durham County children and families who provide care for children.

Foster Care (ages birth to 21) provides temporary care for children who have a finding of abuse, neglect or dependency and are unable to remain safely in their home. A child in foster care has been placed in the temporary legal custody/or placement responsibility of the agency.

Adoption is a means of providing for children who are legally free for adoption because they cannot return to their parent or removal caretaker.

The Bible clearly teaches us that we are to look after and defend the fatherless. Government programs have done what they can for our nation’s youth in foster care and it’s up to the members of the Church to do as it has been commanded.

If your church is interested in becoming a part of this unique mission/outreach program, call Deborah Cousin, foster parent recruiter, (919) 560-8411.


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Phyllis Coley
Phyllis D. Coley is CEO/Publisher of Spectacular Magazine and Host of Spectacular Magazine Radio Show. With a B.A. in English from NCCU, the Durham native began her professional career as Promotions/Marketing Director for New York City’s WKTU-FM. While at the radio station, Coley discovered the rap group Kid ‘n Play and managed them for five years, guiding their music and movie careers to success. Moving back to Durham, Coley produced a nationally syndicated television show, The Electric Factory, while working as News Director for FOXY 107/104. In April 2002, recognizing a void in highlighting the achievements of African Americans, she started her own business publishing ACE Magazine. Coley launched Spectacular Magazine in November 2004. Recognizing the lack of pertinent and truthful information, Coley began Spectacular Magazine Radio Show in March 2009. Coley is the organizer of Durham's Annual MLK/Black History Month Parade and the Annual North Carolina Juneteenth Celebration. She currently serves on Central Children’s Home Board of Directors, Raleigh Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Advisors, as Immediate Past Secretary of the Durham Rotary Club Board of Directors and is one of the founding members of the Triangle United Way’s African American Leadership Initiative.

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