Hearts with Hope Foundation (HWHF)
Hearts with Hope Foundation (HWHF) is a licensed, accredited, 24-hour, non-profit organization with 501c3 status dedicated to serving at-risk children and adolescents in the foster care system. HWHF’s General Residential Operation (GRO) and Transitional Living Program serves girls ages 7-23. These children and youth may have been victims of abuse, neglect, substance abuse, or family crisis situations.
Our purpose is to provide supports and services that empower at-risk children, equip families, and transform lives that benefit healthy, productive communities.
Our services include therapeutic mental and physical health programs, relational skills training, and behavioral health services that promote recovery from the developmental impacts of acute or chronic childhood trauma. HWHF extends focus to long-term transformation and success by offering vocational trades development, life skills training, and transitional work towards adult independence while strengthening community partnerships that will continue support for family and personal care.
Meet the founders of HWHF Pat and Lu
Using evidence-based support and services, our mission is to provide a home with a safe, supportive, and structured environment that helps youth heal from the mental and physical impacts of childhood trauma where they can build trust in healthy relationships, grow hope for a purposeful life with skills and pathways for adult independence bridging successful connections with the community, while supporting long term family stability for their well-being.
We serve children in crisis regardless of their race, religion, or national origin.
Hearts with Hope’s vision is that each child that enters our care will exit with skills to develop and sustain healthy relationships, advocate for their needs in socially appropriate ways, and have a purpose and vision for who they are and what they can do in life.
What is a General Residential Operation (GRO)?
General Residential Operation (GRO) – A residential child-care operation that provides child-care for 13 or more children or young adults. The care may include treatment services and/or programmatic services. These operations include formerly titled emergency shelters, operations providing basic child- care, residential treatment centers, and halfway houses.