Hear from our former Hands of Hope Interns
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
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
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
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