Fostering. Mentoring. Transforming.
Connected to the community by caring for others.
We understand how it feels to desire a sense of community, a place where you can come together and work towards a common goal. You shouldn’t have to walk that road alone and that’s why 1HOPE exists. Serving not only changes your city, it will change your life. You’ll soon discover that no one forgets the face of the person who offers them hope. By focusing on our areas of impact together, we can ensure our resources and energy are creating the transformation we desire in the lives of our neighbors. We invite you to get involved with any of the volunteer opportunities listed below, or use the following link to make a donation.
Foster Family Support Network
Foster families play an essential role in caring for foster children by giving them a place to live temporarily while they cannot live at home. Being a foster parent can be challenging and demanding. It requires love, patience and strong parenting skills. Supporting and encouraging these families and helping these children grow, learn and live with security is something each of us can play a role in. From dropping off meals and sending notes of encouragement to mentoring foster youth, there are many ways to contribute.
Crossroads Kids Club
Research confirms that mentoring relationships have powerful positive effects on young people in a variety of personal, academic and professional situations. 1HOPE connects local churches to our ministry partner, Crossroads Kids Club – a fun, welcoming and safe environment for kids, families and volunteers to experience God and grow in their faith. By connecting children and families to the life of a local church in their community, they have the opportunity to experience the abundant life that Jesus promised.
1HOPE builds relationships with people in the neighborhood, where they are recognized as the primary architects of a more sustainable future. We facilitate coming together to discover, connect and mobilize the local resources required to create and realize a shared long-term vision of the neighborhoods we serve. Since our inception, we have established roots in the Uptown community through after-school mentorship efforts. We are committed to growing relationships in Uptown and seeing families and individuals strengthened through community-building and mobilization efforts.