Meet your Coordinator
Cindy King is a wife, mother, teacher, speaker, and writer. She holds a bachelor’s in elementary and special education and a master’s in human services counseling with a specialization in parenting and child development. Always learning and attending conferences on trauma-related issues, she also holds a certification in Trauma-informed Care through the Post Institute.
She is fueled by her love for Jesus, her desire to live a life of sacrifice modeled after Christ’s life on Earth, and ridiculous amounts of chai, ice cream, and laughter. She teaches first grade at Kingdom Classical Academy, collaborating with families as they homeschool their children. Passionate about her family, foster care, adoption, supporting at-risk families, and creating trauma-informed spaces for struggling children, she speaks at retreats, conferences, and workshops and leads support groups and trainings for the foster care and adoption communities. She found her voice through the joys and struggles of being mother to 9 children, 4 of whom came into the home through foster care and adoption. Cindy and her husband, John, live in Mechanicsburg with the children who have not yet grown and flown and where they always enjoy making more memories with their children, daughters in-law, son-in-law, and 2 grandsons.
Here are some great resources in Cumberland County. Contact the Coordinator for more resources!
Christian Alliance for Orphans (CAFO)
The Christian Alliance for Orphans unites more than 200 respected organizations and 850+ church members. Our joint initiatives inspire and equip Christians to effectively live out the Bible’s call to care for orphans and vulnerable children.
Cumberland County Children and Youth Services
The Cumberland County Children and Youth Social Service Agency is a public child welfare agency mandated to provide protection services to Cumberland County's children and their families. The Agency investigates all reports of child abuse and neglect and provides intervention services to address safety threats and risk factors and stabilize the family. The Agency's mission is to address the safety, permanency and well-being of children and youth at risk of abuse and neglect.
Families United Network
Families United Network provides safety, permanency, and well-being for PA children and families through foster care and adoption
This national movement mobilizes church communities to provide support to families in temporary crisis. This faith-based, child-focused, volunteer-driven movement of compassion is led by local churches like yours.
Our Father's Hope
Cares for vulnerable children and families in Central PA through two main ministries: Naomi's Closet of Hope offering free clothing to foster/adoptive/kinship families, and Backpacks of Hope, filled backpacks for children transitioning into foster care
Launch Pad Independent Living
The Launch Pad provides semi-supervised apartments, independent living services, and trauma-informed care to young adults ages 18-23.