Serve Children in Foster Care - Northeast Indiana

Serve Children in Foster Care - Northeast 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 three locations in the greater Indianapolis area. Kids 12+ are welcome to serve with a parent.
 
Every month there is a foster parent training held at Brookside Church in Fort Wayne (6102 Evard Rd) from 5:30-8:00pm.

Volunteer

The first Tuesday of each month there is a support group held at Hope Missionary Church in Bluffton. Dinner is from 5-6:30 pm followed by the group meeting from 6:30-8pm.

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Journey Bags
Help sort donations and pack journey bags for when kids first enter foster care.
If your church or organization is interested in putting together journey bags contact us at info@handsofhopein.org.
 
Supplies for Kids in Foster Care
Supplies are needed to distribute to kids in foster care and to equip DCS offices to create a friendly environment when children first enter care. 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 support these community workers, who have very difficult jobs, by providing a meal or treat.

If interested please contact us at info@handsofhopein.org.


 
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.