Our extended family of volunteers serve as “aunts, uncles and grandparents” on teams who support local foster families & youth who “age out” of care at 18. Through meaningful relationships & removal of practical barriers, we help heal past wounds of trauma so these kids can become healthy, productive citizens. Stability, enrichment and connections build the resiliency kids need to thrive.
Without support, stats reveal that kids in foster care grow up to face homelessness, incarceration, unemployment and illiteracy, to name a few. A third of the chronically homeless are believed to have come from foster care. We are successfully reversing these statistics! Through an innovative model, rooted in authentic, enduring relationships, we are doing what a child welfare system isn’t designed to do.
Someone with IT experience for our board; employers willing to hire former foster youth; faith communities to provide support teams to assist foster families; storage space for donated furniture.
For every $1 spent by Fostering Hope, $2.79 is returned to the community in taxpayer savings, economic growth, and youth well-being, and that’s just in one year.
“Foster care is an existential crisis.” — Anonymous young adult