Serve Children in Foster Care - NE Indiana

Hands of Hope provides opportunities to serve as an individual, with a group, church, or business. Below are some of the opportunities. Please contact us if you have further questions.
 
Volunteer with Children
Serve and love children in foster care while the foster care parents receive much needed training, encouragement, and support. Below are locations in the northeast Indiana area. Kids 12+ are welcome to serve with a parent.
 
here is a training and support group held at Brookside Church (6102 Evard Road), Ft. Wayne, IN from 5:30pm-8:00pm.

Volunteer

The first Tuesday of every month there is a training and support group held at Hope Missionary Church (429 E Dustman Road), Bluffton, IN. Dinner is from 5-6:30pm followed by the group meeting from 6:30pm-8:00pm.

Volunteer
Journey Bags
Provide a "Journey Bag" to a child entering the foster care system. When a child is removed from their home they often come with very few personal items. Help provide a little hope during a difficult time in a child's life. Help is needed sorting donations and packing journey bags.
If your church or organization is interested in putting together Journey Bags please contact us at info@handsofhopein.org.
 
Supplies for Kids in Foster Care
Supplies are needed to distribute to kids in foster care through our partner supply closets. If you would like to contribute please purchase something from the Amazon wish list. It will get sent directly to our Foster Care Director who will ensure it gets distributed to benefit children in foster care.

Amazon Wish List for Indiana Foster Kids
 
Support Department of Child Services
Outcomes for children in foster care have been shown to be closely related to turnover rate in Department of Child Services. Help us show support and love to these community workers by providing a meal or treat.

Help with Meals
 
Guardian Ad Litem/CASA
Become a Guardian Ad Litem
Guardian Ad Litems (GAL) or Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Volunteers play a critical role in protecting and helping children. GAL/CASA volunteers advocate for the best interest of abused or neglected children in courtrooms or communities. The time commitment varies depending on the case.

If you are interested in being a Guardian Ad Litem or CASA please contact us.