PAtty's Hope Programs
No matter what your circumstances, don't give up. We believe there is hope, both now and for the future.
If your child has been placed into foster care, we'd love to talk with you to see where we can help. View our programs listed on this page and see how you can get in touch with us.
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This program combines the four components of Patty's Hope; Safe house, trauma recovery, life skills and healthy community. You would live with a host family while working with a case worker who will guide you through the program to achieve your individualized goals. The program is designed as a 1 year program with continued services where needed once successfully completed.
If you're ready for big changes and are willing to do what it takes, then this program may suit you.
Foster Care Education and Support groups
We run these groups to provide help with navigating and understand the system and to offer peer support.
Some of the topics may include:
- How to be prepared for court
- Who is who and what role do they play
- How to make the most of your visitation with your child
- How to work with your child's foster parents
- Understanding your service plan
- Achieving long term stability to avoid your child returning into the system
If you would like to attend please contact us for a list of available times and locations.
Contact us for details of upcoming classes
There are no requirements to attend these groups.
Requirements to be accepted into the Patty's Hope Residential or Community Based program are:
1. A mother of a child who has been removed by the department of social
2. A case that still has the goal of return home.
3. Over 21
4. No income is necessary, but you will need to be willing to find a job, or begin job
5. Willing to pay a housing program fee (if residential) of $75 a week or contribute
volunteer hours in lieu of fee.
6. Be willing to sign a “Release of Information” document so we can discuss your
pending case with DSS.
7. Be willing to engage in training classes and self-reflection.
8. Be willing to engage in individual and/or group therapy from our recommended
9. At this stage we cannot accept mothers with active substance abuse issues.
10. Be willing to take a random drug test if deemed necessary by staff.
11. Be open to a faith-based environment
12. Be willing to attend retreats and community events, as scheduling allows
13. Need for stable housing (if enrolling in residential program).
Even if you do not meet these requirements we encourage you to reach out to us as we still may be able to help.
Please fill out our "Expression of Interest Form" attach it to an email or send in via mail, and we will contact you as soon as we are able.