Place of Hope
For over 15 years, Place of Hope has been restoring hope to abused & neglected children. We are a unique faith-based,state-licensed children’s organization providing family-style foster care (emergency and long-term); family outreach and intervention; maternity care; safety for victims of domestic minor sex trafficking; transitional housing and support services; foster care recruitment and support; hope and healing opportunities for children and families who have been traumatized by abuse and neglect throughout our region.
Place of Hope Treasure Coast
Who We Are
Place of Hope Treasure Coast
Place of Hope
Homes of Hope – Traditional Foster Care
Homes of Hope recruits people of faith to partner with our mission and assists them in becoming licensed foster families. The program trains and supports people of faith, enabling them to take placement of foster children, ranging from newborns to teens, into their own home. Children who have been afflicted by abuse and/or neglect throughout the region are given the opportunity to experience the healing and stability they desperately deserve. Our foster families are given ongoing resources, as well as emotional and spiritual support to care for children in need.
- 906 children under DCF supervision
- 578 total children removed from their homes
- 51 new children removed from their homes each month
- 95 children placed out of the Treasure Coast circuit
- 156 foster homes available
BECOME A FOSTER PARENT
Place of Hope’s program, Homes of Hope, in partnership with ChildNet and Devereux, gathers members of the faith community to support children and families that are hurting throughout our region. With offices in Boca Raton, Palm Beach Gardens, Hobe Sound and Port St. Lucie, Place of Hope licenses and supports foster families in Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee Counties. A child or sibling group will be placed in your home and live with you until the permanent plan has been decided. This can be anywhere from a week to well over a year. The permanent plan for the child or sibling group is to find the safest option for them; whether it be reunifying with their birth family or finding a forever family. More than half of all children return to their birth families.
These children are our region’s most vulnerable children! They have suffered various types of abuse and neglect, but you can provide hope and healing! Our team at Place of Hope is deeply committed to supporting you from your initial inquiry all the way through raising foster children in your home. We understand that the process is lengthy and laden with paperwork, but we assure you that it is all worth it. Throughout it all, you can rest assured that you will never be alone.
BECOME AN ANGEL MOM
Angel Moms serve as ambassadors in the community for Place of Hope Treasure Coast by increasing the awareness of the need for more foster families and funds to support the essential, life-giving programs at Place of Hope.
Angel Moms are provided training of our history, our programs and our model of care. Also, they have the opportunity to volunteer and use their gifts and talents to tangibly serve. Lastly, Angel Moms may elect to be a part of our Giving Circle by contributing financially to support the children in our care.
Join over 200 other local women in business, stay-at-home moms, and ambassadors for our foster children for our 2nd annual Sea of Hope Angel Moms Luncheon! Sip and stroll through our vendor boardwalk and silent auction, hear from special guest speakers including our Founding Executive Director, Charles L. Bender, III, and enjoy a plated lunch hosted at the esteemed Willoughby Golf Club. All proceeds from the event will directly support Place of Hope’s mission to provide a brighter future and hope for children victimized by abuse and neglect right here in our backyard. Tickets and more info here.
ANGEL MOMS NEXT STEPS
Gain the knowledge and tools to start engaging the community! Join us on a tour of our Palm Beach Gardens campus or engage in one of our quarterly Welcome Workshops. Dates and locations vary. Contact email@example.com for more info.
JOIN A SERVE TEAM OR COMMITTEE!
Use your gifts, talents and treasures to join arms with Place of Hope in the following ways:
- Be a Prayer Partner
- Host a Party with a Purpose (PWAP) or a Donation Drive
- Make a Meal
- Join the Events Committee
Whether hosting a “Party with a Purpose,” speaking on behalf of Place of Hope at business events or in a social setting, you can raise awareness about the needs of our children and the mission of Place of Hope.
You can provide significant, life-giving funding for our foster children and their families. Use your circle of influences to gain support and raise funds to sustain the essential, life-giving programs for our foster children, whether it’s seeking event sponsors, corporate partners, hosting events or by making a personal financial pledge.
ANGEL MOM GIVING CIRCLE
When you elect to pledge a financial commitment of $1,000 or more, you are a part of our Angel Mom Giving Circle. By being a member you are affording our children the opportunity to continue to heal and grow to be thriving adults. Your pledge can be quarterly or a one-time annual pledge. (This is elective and not obligatory to be an Angel Mom).
HOW WILL YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE?
- I want to be an Angel Mom
- Prayer Partner
- Events Committee
- Party with a Purpose Host
- Make a Meal Partner
- Financial Partner and I would like to make a general donation to advance the mission of Place of Hope Treasure Coast.
- I want to be a member of the Giving Circle (I pledge a $1,000 annual commitment, payable one-time or through automatic quarterly installments of $250.00 on the date of my choosing. I understand all funds will go directly towards programs operated by Place of Hope Treasure Coast.)
“I align my family with Place of Hope because I see the support they offer their foster families and the level of excellence they use in everything they do. I also love they are faith based and train families on Godly principles.“
Cristy Brown, Angel Mom, Sea of Hope Co-Chair