WHAT IF YOU COULD HELP A CHILD IN FOSTER CARE, IN JUST A FEW HOURS A MONTH?

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We need eight Foster Neighbors in North Denver or Adams County.

As a volunteer, you can support emergency foster homes in the Northglenn area with simple, practical support, like delivering meals.

 

Will you…?

  • Pass background checks & references

  • Attend our energizing two-hour training

  • Deliver at least one meal monthly (homemade or takeout)

If yes, read WHY THIS MATTERS below, and apply today!

 

APPLY NOW

At Homes for Hope, children in foster care feel safe and nurtured as the county finds the longterm caregiver best suited to that child or sibling group.

These homes provide intensive care as they organize family, medical, and therapeutic appointments, and comfort children through early days of fear and uncertainty.

And YOU can support this crucial work, in under two hours a month.

Where foster families often feel isolated and overwhelmed, YOU can offer a little more mental space and household peace. YOU can be part of the community that says, “It’s worth all the effort to help kids feel safe & loved.”

Listen to our conversation with Homes for Hope director, Meaghan, and foster mom of four, Katie.

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WHY THIS MATTERS

  • Homes for Hope families will be the first point of contact for children as they enter foster care and their advocate as they transition back to mom and dad, or to long term care with a grandparent, relative, or foster family. Children will have a safe haven when they are most vulnerable. It's not enough for children to be safe, they must also feel safe. If you want to apply to be a foster parent in a home like this, click here.

  • All caregivers/parents need a strong community of support, especially emergency foster families, as their emotional burden changes constantly. Foster Neighbors provide an extra piece of emotional energy, space to focus on the children, a deep breath. You can be that a friendly face saying, “Everyone in this house is worthy of love and time.”

  • As part of an effort to keep the children of Adams County as stable as possible, Homes for Hope requires the emergency foster family to transport the children to their school of origin, which may be 30-50 miles away. Among other special requirements, this project seeks to minimize change and disruption for children by keeping them close to familiar teachers and friends.

  • Emergency foster homes require extra support, as they may host up to 10 children at one time (to prioritize keeping siblings together).

  • These children are on their way back to mom and dad, or to long term care with a grandparent, relative, or foster family.

  • When children cannot go back to mom or dad, emergency foster homes allow the county up to three months to find an excellent “match” for that child/sibling group—either a relative or family friend who can commit longterm, or a foster family who is equipped to serve each specific child’s needs. The focused attention on “family finding” reduces unnecessary “behavior-based” moves (from one foster home to another).