Hear from our former Hands of Hope Interns
Casa de Esperanza has taught me that no matter what difficult situation a young child may be coming from, I have the opportunity to greet them with open loving arms and a safe home. The biggest impact on my life here has been the children I have had in my care. Through providing the children with a safe and nurturing home environment, I have been a...
|Gabrielle - Former House Parent from North Carolina
Working at Casa de Esperanza for the past 6 months has been a wonderful learning opportunity and I’ve learned so much in so little time. These children have taught me the true meaning of patience, understanding and happiness. Most importantly, they have taught me the meaning of unconditional love. They have had people walk out and give up on them...
|Berenice - Former House Parent from Illinois
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