Hear from our former Hands of Hope Interns
Casa de Esperanza has given me a deeper look into the lives of children in need, and I will forever yearn to help them. The bonds I have created with the children here are unbreakable. Coming here, I never expected to love kids that aren't my own so much, especially when there was a time in my life where I thought kids and I didn't mix, but it has ...
|Jasmyn - Former House Parent from Texas
One of the most important things I have learned is that what I thought of as ‘normal,’ will never be how I see 'normal,' again. So far, every child that has been in my care, has come from a different situation and station in life. They have lived through what was a ‘normal’ day, week, year or lifetime for them, and their version of what is ...
|Starr - Former Foster Parent from Michigan
Though I came to Casa de Esperanza to serve children, I have found through my time here that they are the ones who serve me every day. With chalk-covered clothes and
play dough under their fingernails, these children have taught me to love unconditionally, laugh often, and have an open heart. Each and every second with the kids is invaluable, wheth...
|Rachel - Former Foster Parent from Michigan
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 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