Child S.H.A.R.E. is a church-based foster care network founded in Los Angeles County to rescue abused and neglected children languishing in institutional care. Child S.H.A.R.E. began in 1985 with key leadership and seed money from Westwood Presbyterian Church. WPC has been a faithful source of mission support ever since. Over the years Child S.H.A.R.E. has helped to give many children safe and loving foster homes. Parents recruited by Child S.H.A.R.E. nurture these children, heal their hurts, and give them hope for the future. An important component of Child S.H.A.R.E. is providing support systems, including babysitting, baby equipment, and counseling, to make foster parenting as easy as possible. Child S.H.A.R.E. is now replicating this ministry throughout the country. Today, Child S.H.A.R.E. works with over 400 local congregations representing 30 denominations to find families and friends for neglected children. Over 600 children lived in Child S.H.A.R.E.’s foster or adoptive homes in LA or Orange County last year, with around 200 new placements each year! To learn more about Child S.H.A.R.E., visit www.childshare.org.