In The Volunteer Spotlight: Doug Mead

I met Doug Mead in 2008 at the Christian Child and Family Services Association’s annual conference in Chicago. He was the Executive Director of Georgia Agape back then, a foster care and adoption agency in Atlanta. After seeing a copy…

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Offering 2nd Chances & Never Giving Up!

From disappointment, discouragement, obstinacy and failure, to perseverance, change and the hope that comes with a second chance. For “David” (name was changed), it was a two year journey. Here is part of his story. David came to Agape Villages…

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Make It Personal… A Great Motivation!

In the book of John, chapter 20, verses 18- 24, we read where Jesus appeared to the apostles after his crucifixion. One can only imagine the excitement the apostles felt. However, Thomas was not present. One might think that Thomas…

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Our Values

Agape Villages has some core values we follow to make our job of helping foster kids as effective as possible. We think it’s important we share them. Quality Striving for excellence in all we do, upholding the highest standards. Mercy…

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Proud Of Our Service To Children And Youth

I was working our fireworks stand one afternoon when a young couple approached the stand. I greeted them and told them that the money we raised went to help foster children. The man said, “I was a foster child once!”…

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Lessons From Bonanza

I recently watched a “Bonanza“ rerun about two young boys who had been abandoned by their parents. The younger brother did not speak because of the heartbreak he had been through. The older brother (about 10) was very protective of…

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Tip a Hero Event at Chili’s

Get ready to spend a night with the heroes that help protect our country and benefit Agape Villages at the same time! Join us March 6 at Chili’s in Manteca, 2262 Daniels St, Manteca, CA, 95337. All day Chili’s will…

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What To See So We Can Be

The Board of Directors at Agape Villages is made up of a group of diverse individuals who come from a variety of vocational backgrounds. This brings many perspectives to the board as we discuss and make decisions in governing the…

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