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Fostering Hope

What

We restore the lives of children in foster care by building an extended family of volunteers, faith communities and businesses to support them and their foster parents. Trauma from abuse and neglect haunts children through adulthood and places them at a disadvantage in life. We level the playing field and help put them on a path to productive citizenship.

Why

Without support, half of foster children will be homeless within two years of aging out at 18. Half will spend time in jail. Only 20 percent will graduate. We are reversing these statistics with a unique approach that supports both kids and their foster parents, and stays with kids from early childhood into their mid-20s. These enduring relationships and help with employment, housing and transportation build resiliency.

Needs

Refurbished smartphone; volunteers for graphics, data entry and events; businesses to receive trauma-responsive training and to employ teens; A/V equipment; and donated cars and bikes.

Did You Know

A third of the chronically homeless population and half of the prison population are believed to be former foster children.

“I am now entering the next phase of my life, and I couldn’t have done it without you. Thank you for helping me get across the rough terrain.”
— A teen who will soon age out of the foster care system

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