AGAPE is a Greek word meaning love, a love that fulfills its purpose by reaching out and helping others. While we may be a state-licensed agency, we are also a family, a family that reaches out to help others in need. Love, Security, Stability Working through AGAPE, hundreds of foster parents have provided short-term or longer-term shelter, as well as love, stability and security to children placed in their care. AGAPE also works to place many children in carefully screened and selected adoptive forever homes. In those instances when the most important thing is simply a listening ear or some experienced advice, AGAPE offers the services of Christian-based, licensed male and female counselors to help individuals, couples and families sort things out. Since 1969, AGAPE has assisted individuals and families through thousands of hours of Christian-based counseling by licensed counselors. Their goal, to improve the quality of life for those needing help, has never wavered. We have provided assistance for many situations, throughout all stages of life: the recently widowed struggling with grief, an adoptive family dealing with an attachment disorder, a teenager facing identity problems, or a couple wanting to communicate on a deeper level.