Children’s Disaster Services

Childrens' Disaster ServicesSince 1980, Children's Disaster Services has been caring for children after disasters in shelters and assistance centers by providing volunteers specially trained and certified to care for children who have experienced a disaster.  Using techniques that utilize toys that encourage expression, volunteers provide a calm safe and reassuring presence in the midst of the chaos created by a disaster.  Although we are part of Church of the Brethren Disaster Ministries, our workshop is open to anyone over the age of 18.  Please visit our website for more information.

Children's Disaster Workshops are scheduled for the fall:

September 20-21, 2013, 703 Whitney Ave, #6, New Haven, CT
Contact:  Bruce Lockwood,

November 1-2, 2013, 302 E. 12th Ave, Cordele, GA
Contact:  Allison Lindsey, 912-393-5524

November 15-16, 2013, 102 Newtown Road, Groton, CT
Contact:  Bruce Lockwood,

We find that caring for children after a disaster brings new volunteers to disaster work, often drawing from teachers and childcare providers and others who work with children.  It is important that we fill these workshops, as the more volunteers we have, the faster we can respond to the needs of children after a disaster. 

Thank you for your help!  For other questions about volunteering or training, please contact our office: or call (317) 713-2442. 

Thanks for putting your compassion into action by partnering with WoC! 

Rev. Tracy Parker

Tracy Parker joined First Christian Church staff on June 1, 2010 after graduating from Lexington Theological Seminary in May of 2010 with a Master of Divinity degree. She serves our church as Associate Minister with primary responsibilities in ministries for and with children and youth. Tracy is a certified Children Worship & Wonder Storyteller Trainer and has a passion for this program, having been a storyteller for the past 10 years. Tracy has served churches in London, Ky and Lexington, Ky prior to joining the ministries at First Christian. Her goals in ministry are to help others grow in faith; grow in fellowship with one another and grow in service to the church, community and world. The scripture which guides her life and ministries is Romans 8: 31-39.