Faith-based leaders met in Albany Tuesday to form a group aimed at helping children and the elderly.
Folks from area churches and non-profit organizations gathered to discuss forming a faith and community alliance. Leaders were assigned to various committees to tackle specific issues, like vulnerable children, elderly care, and mental health.
Organizers say this will be an ongoing effort to help specific groups in need. "We're going to take care of our children, we're going to take care of our elderly forever. And we're going to do it through our faith-based community, we're going to do it through non-profits, we're going to do it through our community. It's going to take the village, and we're ready," said Dr. Fonda Thompson with Open Arms.
Representatives from the Department of Human Services were at the meeting and are providing training to leaders throughout the state.