Hope & Home

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." --Margaret Mead

You could say we're "The Little Engine that Could": We started with a few concerned members of a church Sunday school group who saw foster kids being treated like second-class citizens-or worse-and decided to do something about it.

Now, 15 years later, we've turned foster care upside down and have emerged as one of the largest, most dynamic child placement agencies (CPAs) in the state of Colorado, with nearly 200 children rescued from the foster-care system and happily adopted. Each year we provide short- and long-term in-family care to hundreds of children in crisis. At any given time, roughly 100 families are either providing care for foster children or are in training to become licensed with us.

Along the way we've created a program where children in foster care are nurtured and truly cared for, and where the foster parents who give these children a home can do so with a level of friendly, professional support not found anywhere else. Our strength comes from our Christian commitment to children, from our large and highly invested community of donors and supporters, and from our pledge to only accept first-rate foster parents who believe, as we do, that no child should ever feel less than loved.

As a nondenominational Christian charity, Hope & Home trains and actively supports foster families who feel compelled by Christ's command to take care of "the least of these." Abused and neglected children who've been removed from their birth homes get a stable and nurturing family to live with until it's safe to go home again, or-when that safety isn't possible-a family to give them a "forever home" through adoption.

Our foster parents don't do this for the money, and don't see foster care as a profession. To them, nurturing these children is a calling-missional work done right here in our community. Their goal is to help do what's best for the children. Along with the unparalleled training and support they get from Hope & Home, this missional approach is why children do better with Hope & Home families and have more successful placements.

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Hope & Home
4945 N 30th Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80919
t. Phone: 719-575-9887
f. Fax: 719-575-0553