Successes

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  • Place of Hope currently operates six different locations: Place of Hope – Paxson Campus, Donna’s Place at The Villages, Hope House, FL, Place of Hope at KidSanctuary Campus, Place of Hope at The Haven Campus and Treasures for Hope (our charity store).
  • While many siblings in foster care are forced to live apart, we strive to reunify brothers and sisters and maintain crucial family relationships. The majority of children in our care have been reunited with their brothers and sisters. Place of Hope has kept nearly 100 sibling groups together. The relationships people share with siblings are often the longest-lasting they will ever have.
  • Our Place of Hope, Villages of Hope, Place of Hope at KidSanctuary, and Place of Hope at The Haven campuses are debt free. We raise our operating support every year. Every dollar that is donated to care for our children helps transform their lives. We are so thankful that 50% of our annual revenue are supported by individuals, foundations and corporations in our community!
  • Place of Hope has had 120 children adopted into forever families.
  • Started in 2001, Place of Hope is the largest child welfare organization in Palm Beach County providing a full continuum of care (newborn to age 25) for those children and youth who are in need. Over 100 children and youth call Place of Hope home on a daily basis.
  • Our executive management team consists of: Charles L. Bender, III, Founding Executive Director (13 years), Shannon Anderson, Associate Executive Director (10 years), Gina Fazio, Director of Clinical Services (7 years), Rebekah Bentley (2 years).
  • Michael VanSoest came to live at Place of Hope when he was twelve years old. He is now in his senior year at Liberty University.
  • Joshua Talbott came to Place of Hope at the age of fourteen. He graduated from Jupiter Christian School and went on with a full-ride scholarship to Wagner University where he plays football.
  • Place of Hope has launched and completed multiple capital campaigns, meeting our financial goals. We have also completed multiple related infrastructure and construction projects.
  • Incorporated in 1998, Place of Hope celebrated 10 years of serving children in 2011. We have served over 5,000 individuals in over 10 years.