Hear from our former Hands of Hope Interns
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
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
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
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
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