Mission: My Father’s Arrows, Inc. is a faith-based ministry, community driven, public charity that specializes in restoration and orphan care. MFA was established in 2014 in efforts to do a greater work for the children in foster care by our founders who had 44 yrs. cumulative experience as foster-adoptive parents and in service with special needs children. Our founders recognized that instability in placements and lack of long-term connections for the children contributed to decreased school performance, increased negative behaviors, overall poor choices, and lack of support for them as young adults. A mighty vision for change was born, and My Father’s Arrows set out to work.
We educate the community on the children’s needs, recruit more caregivers and advocates for the children, and procure child-specific resources to help them reach their maximum potential.
Our Children’s Home, affectionately called “Mama’s House”, is a safe, loving, trauma-informed Christian home. My Father’s Arrows is registered with The Florida Association of Christian Child Caring Agencies as a Type II child- caring agency under Florida Statue 409.176. “Mama’s House” is a private placement children’s home for boys and girls ages 0-17 who have been abused, neglected, abandoned, rejected, or are otherwise struggling with the impact of their traumatic experiences. These children are often struggling with negative behaviors, rebellion, academic issues, and dysfunctional attachments. We provide the 24 hour supervision, high structure, and low relational pressure that the children of trauma need in order to thrive. We utilize the TBRI model of parenting with focus on faithfully meeting the needs behind behaviors. We provide consistency in responding to behaviors with correction based on Christian values while making the world small for the children in a comfortable, residential farmstead setting. We focus on educational excellence, spiritual growth, and a healthy lifestyle with an abundance of recreation.
By targeting the high risk, high volume population of children impacted by trauma and the foster care system, and focusing on meeting this group’s most critical needs, MFA is creating systemic change that not only impacts the youth served, but also the community at large.
Hope to the hopeless. Care to the lonely. Compassion to the broken. Love to the invisible
Target demographics: Children and families
Programs: Child and adult reunification.
Submission to Authority
Understanding of Choices and Effects
Positive Character Attributes
There are child welfare organizations that say the right things and then there are the organizations that DO the right things. My Father’s Arrows is the “feet on the ground, hugging and hanging through the hard days, crying with the hurting , loving and laughing on the good days” real deal. Every child, and most especially the broken and hurting child, deserves this level of love, compassion and commitment. 10 stars, all thumbs up!
My Father’s Arrows is a wonderful organization that meets the needs of children from hard places. The staff and volunteers have the children’s best interest at heart. The staff gives their all and amazes me everyday at their own sacrifices they make. My Father’s Arrows is a place where children can find healing, safety, and people that will never give up.
Kids struggling with traumatic experiences have a place to belong. Being a child is difficult enough. My Father's Arrows is the safe haven these children were previously denied through circumstances beyond their control. Here they have a chance to create a productive life for themselves with caregivers and volunteers that have the children's best interest in mind.
My college student's fraternity volunteers there and I think it provides them the opportunity to give back to the community and be a part of something bigger than themselves.
MY FATHER'S ARROWS HAS HELPED COUNTLESS CHILDREN AND FAMILIES WITH SUPPORT, ENCOURAGEMENT, EDUCATION, SUPPLIES, AND RESIDENTIAL CARE. THIS GRASSROOTS EFFORT HAS SPREAD LIKE WILDFIRE AND THE COMMUNITY HAS COME TOGETHER BY DONATING, VOLUNTEERING, AND BUILDING AT MFA TO CHANGE CHILDREN'S LIVES FOREVER!
My Father’s Arrows continues to amaze me in their willingness to encourage, support, and change the lives of children who were hurting and misunderstood by others. This team of professional care-givers are extremely diligent in meeting the needs of children and parents to achieve lasting positive results.