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About Us

Fostering Faith for Foster Families

About Love For A Child

Love For A Child is a faith focused, 501c3, non-profit organization that serves children, youth, and families currently active within Michigan’s foster care system.  Founded in 2012, the program focuses on impacting children of trauma, who have experienced different forms of abuse, abandonment, and neglect. Love for a Child has created and facilitates overnight camps, mentorship opportunities for children and youth, as well as, tailored resources for foster families to meet the specific needs within their care. 

The program was designed to meet the child in their time of need through a one week, overnight camp, to gain trust and understanding. Each camp offering throughout Michigan selects 40 foster children to attend for the week. Our camps are hosted by over 200+ trauma informed, trained volunteers who selflessly dedicate their time and compassion for children in care. The focus is a week of royalty, celebration and teach children that no matter background or challenge, God’s protection can travel with the child wherever their story and journey takes them. The next step allows each child to enter a mentorship program, where they are seen in monthly sessions by a committed Love for a Child mentor to serve and support the child. Whether it is a holiday, birthday, graduation, sun shining or cold winter day, we are there for each child to provide leadership, guidance and a forever friendship. Many children in foster care will move homes throughout their journey and we hope to be a constant throughout the changes, and for many, a traveling family to children living in fear. Love for a Child offers tailored resources to each foster family within our program to serve the greater purpose and need.

Love for a Child was created from the Biblical story that God sent His only Son to us as perfect love, and that we would live our days to serve and raise children to know such love. Our purpose within our program be that example to groups of very deserving foster children. In a World where they are often overlooked, the child becomes our only focus. We believe Kids should be Kids and that through God’s love, hurt can be healed by hope and the loss can be filled by actions of authentic love. For everything we do is, authentically, wholeheartedly, Love for a Child.

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Joe & Michelle Savalle

Founders & Executive Directors | Oxford, MI

From the cozy Great Lakes State of Michigan, The Savalle’s serve as Love for a Childs Founders and Executive Directors. Collectively they have hosted camps and programming for near two decades. As leaders, their purpose is to help foster children find faith, while keeping focus on creating fun-filled, childhood memories that kids deserve. As they teach with their own children, they live foundationally on the Bible verse found in 1 Corinthians 16:14,”For let love be at the center of all we do.” Joe and Michelle established, created and lead each camp planted with the heart for foster children and adults, to find individualized purpose, while becoming closer in relationship with Jesus.