Hear from our former Hands of Hope Interns
Working at Casa de Esperanza has been an amazing experience. I feel privileged to be part of this community. The challenges here are ever-present, but the joy and happiness that comes with fostering children is overwhelming. I have learned so many things that cannot be taught in a classroom. I have learned the value of patience and compassion time ...
|Brittany – Former House Parent from Connecticut
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
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
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
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