Hear from our former Hands of Hope Interns
My time here at Casa de Esperanza has been incredible. One of the greatest lessons I have learned is the importance of compassion and unconditional love. Rocking a child all night while he is sick or running to respond to his cries in the middle of the night is completely worth it. It shows him that someone loves him and someone will be there for h...
|Nicole - Former Foster Parent from Texas
During my time at Casa de Esperanza, I’ve learned so much. The driving forces that have impacted me most are: the reciprocity of love and affection, acceptance, and generosity. I receive limitless amounts of love and affection especially from my children, followed by my housemates, the neighborhood, staff members, and the wonderful volunteers. I ...
|Ciara – Former House Parent from Mississippi
Coming to Casa de Esperanza, I knew I would be challenged and stretched
beyond myself, but I did not realized the extent to which this would happen. For the first time in my life, I have to put someone else’s needs and wants entirely before my own. That knowledge seems to hit me the hardest at 4 o’clock in the morning when I’m trying to comfo...
|Rebecca - Former Foster Parent from Georgia
Working at Casa de Esperanza has opened my eyes to a new world that I have never experienced before. A world where the simplest things can mean so much. A world where nothing good is taken for granted but instead it is celebrated. I have learned that my “work” at Casa de Esperanza is actually one of those jobs where it’s not considered work b...
|Erica - Former House Parent from Wisconsin
Before coming to Casa de Esperanza, I thought that I was going to be the one teaching the children what love looks like, but really it has been the other way around. The children I have met at Casa de Esperanza have taught me so much about unconditional love, forgiveness, compassion, and resilience. These children did not choose to be in foster car...
|Wendy - Former House Parent from Maryland