Our Story


The Pennsylvania Orphan Care Alliance birthed out of the Centre County Orphan Care Alliance. God had been stirring a passion to care for the fatherless in the hearts of Christians in Centre County for some time. Out of those stirrings in October 2008, God brought together several local churches to form the Centre County Orphan Care Alliance. After starting in this one county the passion has spread to several other counties in Pennsylvania, allowing the Pennsylvania Orphan Care Alliance to be formed, in 2020.  We believe in honoring God’s call, great love and great heart for the fatherless in our local communities.

​The Pennsylvania Orphan Care Alliance (PAOCA) is comprised of representatives from Pennsylvania, Christian churches and exists to

  • Ensure that every Christian in is aware of the plight of the fatherless locally and globally.

  • Motivate every believer to engage in their responsibility to care for the fatherless. 

  • Provide Biblically-based resources and material support to help create well-equipped homes for every fatherless child in Pennsylvania.

In addition, PAOCA works in conjunction with local government agencies and private organizations who provide services for children and families involved in foster care or adoption.

We rejoice in the collaborative relationships we have with each county and private foster care and adoption agencies.  We consider it a privilege to be able to serve the case workers and the families, children and youth with whom they work.