H. HOME- Our vision of H.O.P.E begins with the purpose of providing youth with a healthy and happy home environment. The need to feel secure and stable at home is essential to everyone, but children especially need to feel this. Having a place where they are physically, socially, and emotionally secure is imperative for healthy development and a successful future. Children who feel a connection with their caretakers and their home go on to exhibit fewer at-risk behaviors later in childhood.
O. OPPORTUNITY- Foster care provides both foster parents and foster youth with an outstanding opportunity. Foster parents are offered the opportunity to make a positive change in the lives of children in need of open hearts and homes. Our foster youth are provided with an opportunity to receive the nurture and care needed during often difficult transitions in their lives. Our agency aids in helping our youth and families in overcoming obstacles and obtaining a more optimistic view of their future.
P. PEACE- Foster care is a protective service to children and their families when families are unable to care for their children. We understand that there are various reasons and circumstances that make it difficult for biological families to meet the needs of their children; therefore, we strive to provide youth and families with a sense of peace and protection during a very trying time in their lives.
E. ENCOURAGEMENT- We know that a simple word of encouragement or genuine welcome to the child can go a long way in making a difference in their lives and their emotional well-being. We seek to provide encouragement and emotional support to our foster youth and our foster parents/families with the understanding that we are all on this journey together, and together we find hope.