Vision- A church community where families of children with varying special needs or circumstances are encouraged and prayed for with gospel grace to live out the call to love the children God has given them.
Mission- Therapeutic Parenting is a monthly support group for parents and caregivers of adoptive, foster, and special-needs children who are seeking support, fellowship, prayer, and a gospel-centered perspective on their journey.
Therapeutic Parenting is for parents and caregivers of adoptive, foster, and special-needs children who are seeking support, fellowship, prayer, and a gospel-centered perspective on their journey. Our first meeting will be Monday, Oct 14th, 7:30-9:00 PM, (WBRC) and we will continue to meet on the 2nd Monday of each month. Due to the various specialized needs of each family’s child/ren, we are not currently providing childcare. However, we do not want this to hinder participation and will reevaluate child care each quarter.
For more information, contact Naomi Sicks at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410-227-8394
Naomi Sicks is a member of Alexandria Presbyterian Church and has a background in Elementary Education, Special Education, and Inner City Ministry. Her love for children and ministry collided in 2012 when she became a single foster mother to her 10 year old relative diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, PTSD, and ADHD. Without the continued support of friends and members at her church, the transition would have been impossible. It was through her desperate need for support that the vision for a faith-based support group was born. She co-founded Therapeutic Parenting at Chapelgate Presbyterian Church in 2014, and is excited to begin another group in Alexandria.
Naomi and her husband, Christopher Sicks, have four children. They all enjoy hiking, biking, playing games together, and snuggling with their two dogs. She is passionate about finding a healthy lifestyle in the midst of the chaos and inconsistently exercises, reads, and gardens. However, she never struggles to find time for her husband's amazing, home-cooked meals. Most of all, she enjoys connecting with others in a way that builds a strong sense of community.
Chris is the Executive Director of Project Belong Virginia. An Arlington County foster parent herself, Chris is passionate about bringing the love of Christ to vulnerable children. She spends her time inspiring, recruiting, and resourcing churches and families to engage with the needs of the 5481 Virginian kids in foster care and the 140 million children around the world needing a forever home. Prior to leading Project Belong, Chris was the Missions Director at McLean Presbyterian Church for 7 years. Chris enjoys pursuing adventure with her husband Scott, their three college age/older children, and her rascal of a golden retriever, Knox. Chris' husband Scott is the Pastor of Emmanuel Presbyterian Church in Arlington, which they planted in 2008.