Loving Kids to HEALING
Hope Connection America exists to bring the hope and love of Christ to foster care communities in the U.S. by empowering and educating community leaders and caregivers on trauma informed care and mentorship in order to love hurting kids to a place of healing.
DID YOU KNOW?
Kids in foster care are twice as likely to suffer from PTSD than U.S. war veterans
Of the 25,000 kids aging out of foster care each year, nearly 70% will end up in prison, homeless, or even dead within the first 12 months
80% of those rescued from being trafficked were past foster kids
80% of those on death row were once in foster care
ONE caring adult relationship can make ALL THE DIFFERENCE!!
WHAT WE DO
At Hope Connection America, we are trained practitioners in Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI), a trauma informed care model. We partner with the foster care system as a whole, including case workers and foster parents, church youth groups and children's ministries, and even education systems to help bring hope to kids from hard places.
We believe the local church is the hope of the world and the answer to the orphan crisis. We partner with church families to help them find ways to bring the love of Christ to their foster care communities.
We raise up mentors for teens aging out or already aged out of the foster care system. These mentors are compassionate, caring adults who share life skills and resources.
Research reveals the many benefits of play in a child's life: disarming fear, building connectedness, and teaching social skills. We partner with local professional sports teams to hold sports clinics for kids from hard places in order to teach the art of play, encounter safe adults, and ultimately allowing their true selves to emerge, which is often hiding behind fear and behavior.
"Imagine a world where the cry of every child is met by a loving, compassionate adult."