Why Choose Hope & Home

Hope & Home is the only agency that nurtures foster parents as much as foster children.

The Gold Standard of Foster Care

While Hope & Home had its humble beginnings in a church small group – over two decades later we are known across the state for having raised the bar on foster care in Colorado. Following a case study done by Colorado State University, Hope & Home was determined to have the best outcomes for kids and families at the lowest price. We attribute this to a dedicated and accomplished staff with a commitment to excellence and flair for the innovative. No one does foster care like Hope & Home.

DaVinci Online Training

Every foster parent is required to do a certain amount of training every year in order to maintain their license. At Hope & Home, we make this easy and effective by way of “DaVinci,” – our completely unique online training institute. DaVinci is packed with quality content and practical courses to help you through your foster care journey and keep you up-to-date on your required credits. Gone are the days of needing to load up the kids and drive to our building for ongoing classes. Everything you need is available at the touch of a button at your convenience.

Personalized Matching Process

At Hope & Home, we know there is nothing more important than placing children with the right foster families. Our placement supervisors are dedicated to knowing every single foster family in the Hope & Home network and have their home study available 24/7 through a secure, one-of-a-kind, online portal. When children need a home, they don’t have time to wait, which is why our placement line is manned 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Wraparound Support

Support can mean many things in the world of foster care. Sometimes it means being able to talk to a knowledgeable staff member about a challenging situation in your home. Sometimes it means being able to provide clothing and supplies to a child who came into your home with nothing more than the clothes on their back. Sometimes it means delivering a meal to a family who grew from two people to six people overnight. There is no “one size fits all,” when it comes to support. This is why Hope & Home has an entire team dedicated to personal and practical supports for every foster family, every day.
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Special Events with Therapeutic Benefits

Hope & Home is known for its special events. Some have even said it’s our “superpower.” With every event we plan, we consider not only the fun and magical aspects, but also the healing and therapeutic benefits. From Teddy Bear Clinics to “Bell” of the Ball Tea at a real castle, to pool parties at the local “Swimmery,” there is no shortage of fun to be had and memories to be made as part of the Hope & Home community.

Monthly Support Groups with Free Childcare

Many Hope & Home foster parents have attributed their success to a supportive network of foster families in our community. One of the keys to healthy and happy fostering is creating friendships with people who understand what you’re uniquely going through. This is why Hope & Home invests so heavily in our monthly support groups – complete with FREE childcare for the whole family.

Scholarships for Prospective Foster Families

It is expensive to recruit, train, and license a foster family. On average, Hope & Home invests between $5,000 and $6,000 into every family we certify. Thanks to a dedicated and generous group of donors, many of which have been with us since the beginning, Hope & Home is able to scholarship every single family we approve to begin the licensing process. This means it costs very little for you to become licensed — under $500 per family. We don’t want there to be any barriers between you and the child who needs you.
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Love to Nurture Training

All Hope & Home foster parents receive Love to Nurture training for free! Our gentle approach to raising kids has received praise from state officials and is just one reason why our foster parents have such successful relationships with the children they care for and, in many cases, adopt.

Reachable Staff

When you call Hope & Home, you will speak with a live person ready to address your needs. We also have an on-call phone that allows us to place children and handle your emergencies 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Zoondoogle Factory

Hope & Home’s Zoondoogle factory is a glow-in-the-dark, elaborately decorated room where children can cash in their earned “Zoondoogle” currency for toys and prizes.

“Ta’s Place”- Our Very Own Playground

When the summer sun is out and movie theaters just don’t do the trick, we have “Ta’s Place.” Kids are invited to climb, slide, and run around on our giant playground.

Foster Care Plus

From helping you through the first few days of a child’s arrival to helping sort out your paperwork, our “foster care plus” team will advocate and troubleshoot for you. It’s important to us that our foster parents never feel alone.

Soft Lights and Beautiful Murals

Many people who come to Hope & Home do so under very difficult circumstances – whether it’s a child who was just separated from their family or a couple who’s suffered the heartbreak of infertility and are looking at their adoption options. We have intentionally designed the interior of our building to feel warm and inviting so all can be as comfortable as possible.

Adoption Support

It costs Hope & Home thousands of dollars to certify just one foster family. For this reason, some agencies prohibit their foster families from adopting any of the children they care for to prevent the families from “retiring” and quitting foster care.

At Hope & Home, fully half of our families each year will “go inactive” because they have adopted and their households are complete! We celebrate every family who gives a child a “forever home” through adoption, and we honor their permanent place in our extended family.

Hope & Home University

Our families receive the finest training for local and remote families alike. Depending on how far you are from Hope & Home’s physical “hub,” you can decide to take classes at our on-campus university or utilize the online training track.

A Spectacular Fashion Show

For 20 years, Hope & Home has hosted a Fall fashion show fundraiser where foster kids dress up as what they want to be when they grow up and stomp the runway. You and your guests will get to experience the joy of watching their spirits lifted as they sparkle in the bright and colorful spotlights.

Complete with entertainment, a mixer, and wonderful food — it’s an event that you will truly won’t want to miss.

Jericho Java

During training classes and support groups our specially trained teen baristas fire up our coffeehouse-quality espresso machine and offer everything from caramel frappuccinos to lattes and smoothies–and the drinks are on us! However, we do urge that you leave a tip for our foster teens who work there.

Elaborate Holiday Parties

We always have our annual Christmas party for our kids (featuring Santa, of course!) and an elegant dinner for foster parents so Mom and Dad can enjoy a “date night” during the holidays.

The Woodsum Daniel Store

This is where brand-new comfort items such as blankets and pajamas can be “shopped for” by little ones who’ve had to leave behind everything they own. It is also where foster parents can go within the first 24 hours of a placement and take anything they may need.

Summer O' Fun

We treat summer with respect around here! Hope & Home kids and adults know what summer is made for: cookouts, ice cream, pool parties, baseball, bounce houses, and fun! Each summer we host multiple bashes to enjoy the warm air and free time.

What People Say About Hope & Home

Scott Walsh
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The ongoing education and care is outstanding, and the focus given especially to new foster parents is unparalleled. If you want to be a successful foster family, go to Hope and Home, and nowhere else.
Collin Wagner
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Amazing organization! Completely changes your perspective on Foster care. Loving, caring, and supportive people.
James Avery
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Easily the most wonderful organization I have ever been a part of. A place where they support their foster parents and truly care about the children.
Hanna Erickson
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If you are looking to partner with an agency whose foundation is built on principles such as love, connection, service, grace... Hope & Home is the absolute right fit!
Bethan Keith
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Best foster care agency. They're supportive of foster parents and the staff cares about what they're doing. The kids are first and foremost.
Lindsay Grivich
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The staff is truly amazing. They work very hard to help you in any situation that may arise and you come to think of them as friends rather than agency workers. They offer tons of support, training, really anything you need.
Corey Mosteller
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Amazing group of people that help give dignity to children in need!