Why Choose Hope & Home
The Gold Standard of Foster Care
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.
Special Events with Therapeutic Benefits
Monthly Support Groups with Free Childcare
Scholarships for Prospective Foster Families
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.
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.
“Ta’s Place”- Our Very Own Playground
Foster Care Plus
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.
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
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.