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.
Serve on a Care Community
A Care Community is a team of 6-8 committed volunteers who come alongside foster and adoptive families, providing practical, emotional and spiritual support. This support helps families to foster longer and stronger.

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Start a Family Advocacy Ministry (FAM) at Your Church
Hands of Hope equips churches to care for kids in foster care and vulnerable children. Either join what your church is already doing or invite your church to come learn from other ministries across the U.S. on ways to create or expand a Family Advocacy Ministry.

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Pillowcase Removal Bags
When a child is removed from their home, it often happens quickly and the child is given a trash bag to carry their limited belongings. This, unintentionally, communicates to the child that their belongings are garbage. At the same time, child welfare workers need something small and compact to fit in their vehicles. By creating Pillowcase Removal Bags, you will give children dignity and meet a direct need expressed by local child welfare workers. With some basic sewing skills, you can make a difference!

Create A Bag
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
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
Send a Child to Springhill Camps
Give a child in foster care the incredible opportunity of a week at SpringHill overnight camp in Southern Indiana! They’ll make friends while having a blast integrating faith and fun with activities like ziplining and water slides that inspire them to be courageous and feel loved. Bonus – foster parents get a week of respite! Just $40 a month sponsors a child to attend SpringHill – but any monthly will help a child in foster child attend camp at no cost. Please check the box to make recurring and select you want the fund to go towards “SpringHill camp.”

Send a Child to Camp
Serve Local Children and Families in Crisis
CarePortal is a national platform that brings the tangible, real-time needs of hurting children and families in your community to your attention. Department of Child Services caseworkers uncover critical needs. CarePortal makes local churches and individuals aware, giving them an opportunity to respond. Together, we can change the lives of vulnerable children throughout Indiana. In Indiana CarePortal is currently in Marion, Madison, and Wabash County but anyone around the state can help provide funds to meet the needs.

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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.