We believe that all young people are entitled to a secure and stable family. However, some parents struggle to provide their children with a safe environment - Massachusetts alone serves more than 10,000 children and young adults in foster care annually.
These youth represent one of the country’s most severely disconnected and at-risk populations. Many of them have experienced severe trauma and neglect and, as a result, are highly vulnerable to homelessness, unemployment, under-education, and poverty as adults.
The Midwest Evaluation of the Adult Functioning of Former Foster Youth: Outcomes, a study of how foster youth fare as they transition to adulthood, revealed that by age 26,
Foster youth have the same hopes, dreams, and goals as other young people, and they, too, deserve the chance to have a bright future. We find, train, and support loving families to help these children overcome their often-challenging pasts and develop into healthy and successful adults.
We’ve found that with the right support, they are able to thrive. Read the stories of Justin, Ezraa, and the Almeidas.
Become a Foster Parent: Foster parents are a critical component of HopeWell's mission, and we are always in need of loving families to open their homes to children of all ages. Contact Us.