15 years ago, Hope & Home began 15 years ago when a small group of Sunday School friends saw foster children being treated poorly and decided to do something about it. The agency knows that foster children have come from abusive and neglectful situations and that special focus and lots of love are required to lift and support these children. And so the bar is set high to be a foster parent with Hope & Home, but they are committed to helping all good, loving people who hope to be foster parents become so. Therefore there is no fee charged for application, home study, or training.
KOAA News 5 recently interviewed Hope & Home’s Executive Director, Ross Wright. “The biggest challenge,” Wright said, “is that we simply don’t have enough foster homes.” There are currently only 168 foster homes in El Paso County but almost 300 foster children. As with most areas in the United States, the biggest challenge is finding homes for teenagers and sibling groups.
For individuals who want to help, but are unable to foster a child at this time, there are other ways to help. Donations are welcome at Hope & Home. Volunteer services are welcome for special events, and companies are welcome and invited to partner with Hope & Home.