To witness the redemptive, collective power of government entities, faith-based organizations, and individual families, partnering together to affect life change for the vulnerable children of our community until the day that Fresno is truly a City Without Orphans.
To serve vulnerable children in our community through advocacy, education, recruitment and support, and mobilization that bridges the gap between the needs of the foster and adoptive community and the tangible resources within our city.
Whitney is a former social worker and a foster/adoptive mom who is passionate about foster care and adoption. While working with foster children and families, God began to plant a vision in her heart to see local churches mobilized to care for "temporary orphans" right here in Fresno. Together, with her husband Daniel, she founded City Without Orphans.
Daniel is a foster/adoptive father and associate pastor at Via Church in Fresno. As a pastor, he is excited to see God working through the local church to live out James 1:27 and care for orphans locally and globally. He is passionate about engaging other pastors and church leaders to care for the needs of vulnerable children.