New Hope

In 2018, Karen Carter joined Fostering Hope – a Northeast Ohio organization serving children in foster care and residential treatment. Her passion and focus has always been improving the lives of children in Northeast Ohio.

Fostering Hope enriches the lives of foster youth through health and wellness programming and typical childhood experiences.

Karen brings an array of experience in social work, youth counseling, program development and collaborative leadership to Fostering Hope. Before joining Fostering Hope, Karen served as a Social Advocate for Youth (SAY) Counselor at Bellefaire JCB in Cleveland, and a Development Associate and Coordinator of New Programs at Rainey Institute. Karen holds a Master of Science in Social Administration from Case Western Reserve University and a bachelor’s degree from the College of William and Mary. She is currently an Adjunct Professor at Case Western Reserve University and a member of the National Association of Social Workers.  

Karen lives with her husband and three children in Shaker Heights. Her hobbies include yoga, biking and cross-country skiing.

Fostering Hope CEO Karen Carter

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