Roles and Responsibilities
Structure: Groups will meet on a once monthly basis in a home or church for approximately 2.5 hours. The groups will be provided a meal, childcare, curriculum for adults and kids, and ongoing support for families through a local church and the resources that Tapestry provides. Groups will be open, allowing families to come and go each month as their schedule allows, but limited space will be available by registration.
Tapestry responsibilities: Provide group framework, volunteer training, and support for key people within the church. Provide curriculum for adults and supplemental activities for kids. When needed, Tapestry will subsidize meal and material costs for groups. Tapestry will also provide crisis intervention mentorship for group facilitator.
Church responsibilities: The gatherings will be connected to a host church who will provide the key people and location for the monthly support gathering. They will also provide a meal for the families as well as childcare. The host church will provide ongoing support for families in regard to care needs. Ideally a core group of church members, such as a small group, will support this community on a regular basis in order to build relationships.