benefiting children & young adults experiencing foster care

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youth mentoring

Our mentoring program connects trained, background-checked mentors to give youth a reliable, stable, caring adult connection for a lifetime.

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life skills

Children in the child welfare system have many needs beyond food, shelter and clothing. RaisingHOPE teaches youth the relationship and life skills to succeed.

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housing navigation

We help former foster youth prepare for and navigate the process of finding, securing, and maintaining their first home outside of the foster care system.

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We assist youth in budgeting for vehicle ownership, selecting and purchasing a vehicle, and performing maintenance. We also provide financial assistance.

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financial support

In addition to filling emergency requests, we help provide vocational training, books for college, extracurricular activities, sports fees, orthodontia, and more!

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You certainly have raised my hope for the human race with your kindness and generosity.

Thank you so very much for the fridge and microwave oven that she desperately needed! I’ve been a CASA volunteer for more than 18 years now and have seen so much. It’s nice to see the goodness too.”

Court Appointed Special Advocate


our mission

Empowering teens and young adults experiencing foster care through mentoring, life skills, housing navigation, transportation & financial support.

We don’t know how we can ever repay you but just wanted to let you know this wouldn’t be possible without you.

During the last year there have been so many times me and my boyfriend wanted to give up. We both aged out during the pandemic and we were struggling beyond belief. Thanks to your organization we were able to become financially stable, keep our housing, and keep our transportation. We both have our dream jobs with steady income and are ready with confidence for our future.

A. & a.

Former Foster Youth Couple

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