Who We Are


Our Story

Elder Orphan Care ministry partner Viorel Pasca points to photographs of some of the older adults he has cared for
                                      Viorel Pasca in Romania

God brought Elder Orphan Care into existence through a unique set of divinely inspired circumstances.

In America, Kim Jackson was praying for a new adventure.

In Romania, Viorel and Florica Pasca were not!

But when they viewed a newscast reporting that two people, elderly and homeless, had frozen to death on the streets of a nearby city, they took action by welcoming two older women to live in their spare room. Since then the Pascas have rescued nearly 3000 older adults in Romania who would otherwise be homeless! They currently care for nearly 500.

God used several people to bring Kim and the Pascas together in 2011. Elder Orphan Care was birthed with our partnership with Viorel and Florica who were then caring for "only" 64 older adults! 

In 2017 we felt compelled to "look in our own backyard" and under the direction of Tammy Blackburn, former EOC board member turned staff person, we began caring for older adults in need in our home area of Cabarrus and Rowan counties in North Carolina who wish to age in their own homes. We enjoy partnering with other local senior-serving organizations to provide help and hope in a variety of ways to our older neighbors. 

Elder Orphan Care friends and a bright yellow elder care home in Romania

We were introduced to another Romanian national and his wife in 2018 who, like the Pascas, rescue elderly and frail in desperate need. Mircea and Dana Badea currently care for over 100 people in humble care homes in Romania. 

Thanks to grant funding and our generous donors, in 2021 we hired Janna Syester, an occupational therapist, and former EOC board chair, to oversee our community programs. 

Of course there's much more to this story and all our stories! As you visit the different pages within our website you will see, at least in part, what Elder Orphan Care has become over the last 12 years! 

God continues to do "exceedingly, abundantly beyond all we ask, hope, or imagine," (Ephesians 3:20) so it's too much to tell here! Be sure to read some of the excerpts from Kim's three devotional books, "Hello, Hope!" HERE or better yet, email info@elderorphancare.com to hear how you can receive her books. If you prefer they are available for purchase on Amazon by searching Hello Hope Kim Jackson

As God continues to write our story we hope to expand our reach to serve more of our world’s rapidly aging population, advocate for their care, and encourage others with what we are learning along the way!

Do not cast me away when I am old; do not forsake me when my strength is gone.  Psalm 71:9