Hear from our former Hands of Hope Interns
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
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
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
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