Our Mission

To enrich the lives of children living in foster care and residential treatment by providing unique experiences and giving the community opportunities to profoundly impact a child's life.

Fostering Hope was established in 2013 to raise awareness of the challenges faced by children within the foster care system and provide opportunities to them while engaging the community in which they reside.  

Founders Nicole Shefrin, Jason Shefrin and Jessica Everest,  along with Fostering Hope's volunteers, work to provide foster children with often taken-for-granted experiences that typify most children's lives, but due to limited financial and volunteer resources are sometimes lacking in the foster care setting.

Our Way

Foster children often contend with challenges unknown to their counterparts in traditional families.  Among the consistently seen issues: physical and behavioral concerns, poor self-esteem, an over-riding sense of loss of a typical childhood, and isolation that comes from a fractured family environment.  In response, Fostering Hope built its organization on three pillars of programming Community: Involvement, Health & Wellness, and Childhood Experiences by which foster children learn to navigate and in time, surmount the many obstacles that can influence their lives. 


Childhood Experiences

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