Hands of Hope Service Year Program

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The Hands of Hope Service Year Program at Casa de Esperanza provides recent college graduates first-hand experience caring for emotionally and medically fragile children. Hands of Hope house parents commit a year to live and work with the children living in the agency foster homes and undergo over 80 hours of training before caring for children.

The community is made up of ten homes in a gated neighborhood with approximately four (4) Hands of Hope House Parents in each home.

All majors are welcome. Common majors include social work, pre-medicine, psychology, education, sociology, health sciences, and social justice. In order to be considered, you must have the ability to make a one-year commitment (shorter commitments considered), be 21 years of age, be willing to work closely with children with behavioral and developmental issues, and pass a background check & drug test. Valid U.S. Driver's license is also preferred.

Applications are accepted year-round at


  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created By: Kayleigh Haskin
  • Created: 02/15/2021
  • Modified By: Kayleigh Haskin
  • Modified: 02/15/2021


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