Hope for Families, a ministry of Northwest Church, is making a positive impact in the lives of vulnerable children and their families. By surrounding foster families and single parent families with a care community, we desire to minister to them and meet any physical, emotional, and spiritual needs.
SUPPORT FOR FOSTER FAMILIES
Seattle Angels' The Love Box program provides fostering families (caregivers, children in foster care, and biological/adopted children) with community and holistic support. This wrap-around support enables caregivers to continue to do the important and meaningful work of being foster parents. As a Love Box group, you will be matched with a local foster family based on location, compatibility, and scope of needs. When our families are matched with committed volunteers who show up monthly, parents feel supported and children gain a greater sense of normalcy, relational permanency, and self-confidence. If you are a foster family looking for support or a member of NWC who is looking to volunteer, please contact Pastor Susanne. For more information on the Love Box program, please go to Seattle Angels' Website.
mentoring FOR FOSTER CHILDREN
Seattle Angels Dare to Dream Program is a mentoring program for foster children ages 11-22. The heart of the Dare to Dream program is to walk alongside youth as they navigate through life's challenges. The youth in our Dare to Dream program need the wisdom, advice, encouragement, and community that mentors can provide. Mentors meet practical and emotional needs as well as provide guidance through developmental milestones. The goal is for youth to be engaged and to feel supported and equipped to navigate life. A mentor commits to meeting with the youth every other week to set goals and help them achieve their dreams. These relationships will hopefully last a lifetime, but the program is a year commitment. Mentors matched with a high school student are strongly encouraged to stay with the youth until high school graduation. Interested to find out more or to volunteer? Contact Pastor Susanne. For more information about the Dare to Dream Program, please go to Seattle Angels' website.
support for single parent families
Being a single parent comes with its own challenges. We want to surround single moms or dads from our congregation with a care community (generally a group of 4-5 people) that can support the family. Bringing a weekly meal, helping with transportation to after school activities, mentoring the children or helping with households tasks or yard work are just some of the ways the care community can come alongside a single parent to release stress and to bring hope. If you are a single parent in need of support, please contact Pastor Susanne.