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.
Each of the children and adults in HopeWell’s care has a story to tell. Justin, Ezraa, the Almeidas, and Carmella show that there is no limit to what foster youth or adults with disabilities can achieve once they receive the right support.
HopeWell is a nonprofit agency committed to those we serve. Please consider helping the foster youth and adults with disabilities in our care by supporting HopeWell with a donation, volunteering your time, contributing new items that our clients need, becoming a foster parent or Shared Living Provider, and working for us as an intern or staff member.