The Gift of Hope:
Your gift will be matched to have 2x the impact for young people experiencing foster care.

You can give the gift of hope to uplift children, families, and young adults like Ben!


Hi, I’m Ben. I’m a senior at UMass Boston, working toward getting my bachelor’s degree on the pre-med track. I have been in HopeWell’s My First Place™ program since July 2020, and I can confidently say that I would not be where I am today without the My First Place™ staff, resources, and support.

-Ben, Age 21


HopeWell’s My First Place™ program supports young people who are “aging out” of the foster care system as they launch into adulthood.

Young people often face uncertainty as they enter adulthood — and this is especially true for those doing it without the support of a permanent family. To help them reach their full potential at a pivotal time in their lives, we provide young adults who are transitioning out of the foster care system with shared, rent-free apartments. With a stable place to call home and individualized supports from our team, youth focus on their education and employment goals, build community, and establish foundations for long-term success.

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Give to the 2023 Gift of Hope Matching Gift Challenge between now and December 31 and every dollar you share can be doubled — up to $25,000.
Our total goal is $50,000 that will help run critically-needed HopeWell programs — like My First Place™ for young adults transitioning out of the foster care system, as well as our programs for children who are experiencing foster care, families who need extra support, and adults with disabilities.

Yes, I will give a gift of hope! Please match my gift!