Hear from our former Hands of Hope Interns
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
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
Working at Casa de Esperanza has completely shifted my perspective in life. Just like many people who come to Casa de Esperanza, I came thinking I was going to make a difference in the children’s lives, but really, they are the ones who have made a difference in mine. Everyday these children give me strength. They inspire me to be a better human,...
|Victoria - Former Foster Parent from California
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
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