Cleft of the Rock Foundation, Inc.


Rebuilding Villages for Peace, Unity, and Strength - One Family at a Time

“There is a place near me where you may stand on a rock. When my glory passes by, I will put you in a cleft in the rock and cover you with my hand until I have passed by."   Exodus 33:21

Our Mission

To help abused and abandoned children and struggling families improve their circumstances through education, life coaching, proper shelter, nourishment and work. 

Our Vision

Communities where families are strong and children are safe through the love and support of deliberate parenting. 

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Parenting on Purpose 

We all know that children don’t come with instruction manuals, and with today’s barrage of seemingly opposing information and uncharted societal issues, parenting can seem overwhelming. The 9-week Parenting on Purpose Video Series seeks to help parents make sense of all the information, through proven and practical parenting solutions created by Dr. Bob Barnes. Dr. Bob Barnes has a doctorate in counseling and received his education at Maryville College and Florida Atlantic University and he presents seminars and conferences on Parenting and Marriage throughout North America.

Partners in Parent Education Program


The Mission of Cleft of the Rock Foundation is to help abused and abandoned children and struggling families improve their circumstances through education, life coaching, proper shelter, nourishment, and work. Through the Partners in Parent Education Program, you can partner with us to raise awareness of the need for parent education, be able to offer more parent education opportunities to more families, and to build communities where families are strong and children are safe through the love and support of deliberate parenting.

We have a Major Gift Society Giving Circle that consists of 5 different levels to meet your budget and your desire to partner. These are yearly amounts that are tax-deductible. The end of the year is near, take this time to make a difference and support Cleft of the Rock Foundation, Inc. to help parents and children!


Please click on the link to join your circle, and become our partner. We are excited about the success we are having so far with the initiatives that we are engaged in, and we welcome your partnership. 


 Diamond Circle:  $10,000.00  Sapphire Circle: $5,000.00   Gold Circle: $2,500.00   Silver Circle:  $1,000.00  Bronze Circle:  $500.00

9 Week Parenting on Purpose Video Series by Bob Barnes


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If you would be interested in hosting a Conversations on Parenting meeting with a group of your friends and family, please reach out to us. We would love to have one of our board members facilitate a meeting and continue to grow the awareness of the importance of parent education.


August 20th, 2022: (via Zoom)

Parenting on Purpose
Online Sessions


June 23rd - August 18th, 2022:

Thursdays, 8PM Virtual POP (via Zoom)

July 20th - September 24th, 2022:  Wednesdays, 7 PM Virtual POP (via Zoom)


August 25th -October 13th, 2022:

Thursdays, 7 PM Virtual POP (via Zoom)

August 29th - October 24th, 2022: 

Mondays, 6 PM Virtual POP (via Zoom)

September 20th - November 22nd, 2022:  Tuesdays 6PM Virtual POP (via Zoom)

Parenting on Purpose
Support Sessions

Cleft of the Rock Foundation, Inc. has officially started our Parenting on Purpose Support Sessions. If you have completed the Parenting on Purpose video series we invite you to participate.


We are committed to supporting each family we encounter. We recognize that in these times, as parents, it’s incredibly difficult to plan ahead or fit self-improvement into our already jam-packed schedules. From commutes to our destinations, extra-curricular activities, work and/or overtime, or a million other time-consumers, it can seem impossible to keep your head above water, much less commit to getting somewhere. Even if you will leave that somewhere fulfilled, refreshed, and better equipped to parent deliberately.


The good news is, we can schedule time for a Parenting On Purpose Support Session (POPS), led by Brenda Williams, a wise and amazing mother and grandmother who is committed to growing families. Reply to this email to schedule your session today.

Raised by the Village

I was Raised by the Village by Kyandra Poitier

I was Raised by the Village by Kyandra Poitier

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Parenting on Purpose Works! 

Defining the “Village”

The phrase “it takes a village to raise a child” originates from an African proverb and conveys the message that it takes many people (“the village”) to provide a safe, healthy environment for children, where children are given the security they need to develop and flourish, and to be able to realize their hopes and dreams. This requires an environment where children's voices are taken seriously (2) and where multiple people (the “villagers”) including parents, siblings, extended family members, neighbors, teachers, professionals, community members and policy makers, care for a child. All these ‘villagers' may provide direct care to the children and/or support the parent in looking after their children.

How Parenting on Purposes Classes worked for me... 
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Voices of the Village

Wisdom is defined as the ability to think and act using knowledge, experience, understanding, common sense, and insight.  "Voices of the Village" is utilized to showcase wisdom from wise and wonderful parents.

"Parents, train up your children in the way THEY should go, so that when they are old, they will not part from it. And train your children by your example. Don’t do what you don’t want them to do." -Érica Reckly

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What we do ...


Together We are Better!

We are celebrating all the people and parents who intentionally raise their children to have respect and regard for people no matter their skin color.


Parents have the opportunity and responsibility to teach young people to value themselves and one another, as well as stand up for what they believe in. It's a time for self-reflection. Look at yourself and analyze what biases and prejudices you carry and find ways to educate yourself and be better. We must seek ways to indoctrinate LOVE! Together we are better!

The ‘One Race’ t-shirt was created to promote peace, inclusivity, and equality during this time of such division. Changes need to be made in this country and in our world. We all bleed the same color & are all a part of one race — the human race. Let’s work together and continue fighting.

A special thanks to all who supported us in this effort.

Upcoming Events at a Glance

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Support the Cause!


Remember to use when making purchases on Amazon from your desktop computer. This is an easy way for you to support Cleft of the Rock foundation. Every time you make an eligible purchase, Amazon makes a 0.5% donation of your total purchase to Cleft of the Rock. Make sure to select us as your organization of choice: Cleft of the Rock Foundation, Inc. in Deerfield Beach, Florida.

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Be the difference!

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