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Bio Mom
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Yes! She has a role, too!
 

This is her life and her relationship with her child(ren), so we fully respect her ability to make decisions and choices about her activities and future plans.


We also try to set appropriate and clear boundaries with her so that each member of the team knows and communicates where one responsibility ends and another’s begins. This models and teaches healthy relationships to a woman who has had very few in her life. It can be very helpful to say “no” at times!


In all our service and help we give each biological mom, we try to be careful not to enable her in unhealthy dependence on agencies or programs, but instead to empower her to do the things she can do using the skills and abilities God has given her, balancing this with an awareness of the effect of past trauma and generational brokenness on a woman’s current functioning.
 

We never want to do things to this mom or for her but with her and alongside her, gradually encouraging self-sufficiency and mutual interdependence with healthy communities.

Mentor
Friend
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One-on-One Mentor

- 2 hours per week
 

- 1 year commitment,
with opportunity to review and renew annually.

Consistent Contact Volunteer Training (3 ½ hours, in-person). Topics include:
- Our focus: biological moms of foster care kids
- Patty’s Hope mission and general program
- The foster care system
- Trauma and healing
- Healthy community
- Faith-infused practice

Advanced mentoring training and curriculum training provided.
Ongoing training and support provided as needed.

Meet weekly with one Patty’s Hope mom to go through a structured mentoring curriculum with her to help her grow spiritually and emotionally.

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Side-by-Side Friend

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Prayer Partner

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Church Connector

- 0-30 minutes per week availability to invite and welcome a mom to your church services and community. 

- 1 year commitment, with the opportunity to review and renew annually 

Consistent Contact Volunteer Training (3 ½ hours, in-person).

Topics include:
- Our focus: biological moms of foster care kids
- Patty’s Hope mission and general program
- The foster care      

   system
- Trauma and healing
- Healthy community
- Faith-infused practice

 

Ongoing training and support provided as needed.

Show intentional hospitality to Patty’s Hope moms who would like to visit and attend church services or other programs.

 

Could include transportation to and from events. 

 

Because our clients are diverse, we need a diverse array of church communities to care for them.

Prayer
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Transportation Team

- 0-60 minutes per week availability, depending on your schedule (all times of the week and day are needed!).

 

- 1 year commitment, with the opportunity to review and renew annually 

Consistent Contact Volunteer Training (3 ½ hours, in-person).

Topics include:
- Our focus: biological moms of foster care kids
- Patty’s Hope mission 

and general program
- The foster care      

system
- Trauma and healing
- Healthy community
- Faith-infused practice

 

Ongoing training and support provided as needed.

As a team member, you will be available to drive clients to and from appointments, court, visitations, therapy, and Patty’s Hope activities. 

 

An optional part of this role is to accompany clients to appointments and/or participate in PH group activities. 

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Therapeutic Activities Team

- 2-3 hours per year: plan, host and/or lead a workshop at least once annually.   

 

- 1 year commitment, with the opportunity to review and renew annually 

Limited Contact Volunteer Training (30 minutes, on-your-own).

Topics include:

- Patty’s Hope mission and vision

- The foster care system

- Patty’s Hope’s 4 focus areas

- The role of faith in our practice

Ongoing training and support provided as needed.

Share your unique skills and interests with the women of PH to teach, lead and encourage new pathways and growth through experiences. 

 

From needlepoint to rock climbing, gardening to yoga, board games to bread making, the possibilities are endless! 

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Life Skills Training Team

- 30-60 minutes once per quarter.

 

- Share your skills on an as-needed basis, either in small groups or one-on-one with a client (PH case manager or staff member always present).     

- 1 year commitment, with the opportunity to review and renew annually 

Limited Contact Volunteer Training (30 minutes, on-your-own).

Topics include:

- Patty’s Hope mission and vision

- The foster care system

- Patty’s Hope’s 4 focus areas

- The role of faith in our practice

Ongoing training and support provided as needed.

Do you have some expertise or experience in a particular field? 

 

We need you to come alongside a Patty's Hope client and teach her new skills in areas like these:

- Budgeting

- Resume writing

- Basic computer use

- Meal planning

- Nutrition

- Home organization

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Legal Team

- 30-60 minutes once per quarter.
 

- Willingness to offer occasional in-person, video or phone consultations to clients after reviewing pertinent legal documents.
 

- 1 year commitment, with the opportunity to review and renew annually

Limited Contact Volunteer Training (30 minutes, on-your-own).

Topics include:

- Patty’s Hope mission and vision

- The foster care system

- Patty’s Hope’s 4 focus areas

- The role of faith in our practice

Ongoing training and support provided as needed.

As a legal professional, you can advise a PH mom about specific legal issues related to their child’s case, past legal infractions or other legal matters (driving, serving sentences, custody of other children, appealing court decisions, etc.).
 

This is not legal representation, simply providing free legal advice.

Church
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Fit-it Team

- 2-3 hours per year, or more if desired.
 

- Willingness to participate in occasional workdays at client home or Patty’s Hope property.
 

- 1 year commitment, with the opportunity to review and renew annually

Limited Contact Volunteer Training (30 minutes, on-your-own).

Topics include:

- Patty’s Hope mission and vision

- The foster care system

- Patty’s Hope’s 4 focus areas

- The role of faith in our practice

Ongoing training and support provided as needed.

If you are handy with tools, you can offer practical help to maintain and repair Patty’s Hope facilities or a client’s own car or property, as needed.

Transport
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Host Family

- 6-12 months of client living in your home full time.
 

- Willingness to serve as Side-by-Side Friend while waiting for Host Family opportunities
 

- 1 year commitment, with the opportunity to review and renew annually

Consistent Contact Volunteer Training (3 ½ hours, in-person). Topics include:
- Our focus: biological moms of foster care kids
- Patty’s Hope mission and general program
- The foster care system
- Trauma and healing
- Healthy community
- Faith-infused practice

Advanced mentoring training and curriculum training provided.
Ongoing training and support provided as needed.

Provide short-term housing (6-12 months) for a Patty’s Hope client who has successfully completed the residential program.
 

Provide informal discipleship and model healthy family relationships while client is living in your home.

Provide informal friendship for one Patty’s Hope mom with opportunities to have fun, talk about life and challenges, encourage each other and develop a deeper connection.

Activities
Skills

Consistent Contact Volunteer Training (3 ½ hours, in-person). Topics include:
- Our focus: biological moms of foster care kids
- Patty’s Hope mission and general program
- The foster care system
- Trauma and healing
- Healthy community
- Faith-infused practice

Advanced mentoring training and curriculum training provided.
Ongoing training and support provided as needed.

Legal

-Text or call a mom once per week (5-15 minutes, 1x/week)
 

- Plus, 2-3 hours per month to get together in person (could include Patty’s Hope-organized activities or your own plans)


-1 year commitment, with the opportunity to review and renew annually

Fix-it

Commit to supporting one Patty’s Hope mom with prayer and encouragement in the big and small challenges of her life.


This role is ideal for a home-bound senior or stay-at-home parent.

Host

Consistent Contact Volunteer Training (3 ½ hours, in-person). Topics include:
- Our focus: biological moms of foster care kids
- Patty’s Hope mission and general program
- The foster care system
- Trauma and healing
- Healthy community
- Faith-infused practice

Advanced mentoring training and curriculum training provided.
Ongoing training and support provided as needed.

- 5 minutes per day to pray for one woman’s needs and for Patty’s Hope.
 

- Plus, 10 minutes per week to contact client by text, email or phone to get her prayer requests and encourage her.


- 1 year commitment, with the opportunity to review and renew annually

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