Exciting News!

Harbor of Hope has some very exciting news! It comes in the form of a new staff member, Misti! She is such an incredible addition to our team because of her incredible passion to help children and families. Her faith and commitment to children is evident in her past...

5 Reasons to Foster

You have something to offer a child. This point is for those of you who question their own ability as parents or better yet, those that question their ability to be a FOSTER parent. When you become a foster parent, you might fall into a vortex of ‘there’s a rule for...

Resources, Support, Relationships

As a Social Worker, I pride myself on being empathetic, fair, and inclusive; however, as I journey to build Harbor of Hope, I realize that I still have a great amount to learn about diversity, available support systems, and resources. Making assumptions about one’s...

Religion & Foster Care

Every week I have been inspired to write about something that I might have experienced in the field, or heard from a colleague, foster, parent, etc. This week, I wanted to touch on a sensitive topic I suppose, but I wanted to address it in a way that demonstrates the...

What Do You Choose To Do With What You’re Given?

This week I have been constantly inspired by people and by events, and although mostly uplifting, you can’t help to feel quite heartbroken. I think about the quote you always hear around, or some derivative of the quote, ‘Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a...

Babies!

Almost in all cases, across all generations, you can’t cross a baby with out smiling, cooing, squealing with delight, etc. I suppose it depends on who you are, but it can almost be universally acknowledged that babies are most beloved. Working in foster care over the...

Normalcy is Such an ‘Un-Normal’ Way to Describe Normal

Once Upon a time, not so long ago, I worked as a Program Director for another foster care agency, and I was elbow deep in paperwork preparing for our quarterly review with a committee known as ‘Youth for Tomorrow’. These folks read a foster child’s file and determine...

What Kids Say When We Listen

This past summer, my husband and I were extremely excited about the fact that his two children would be moving into the same city as us after living about 30 minutes away over the last several years. We were most excited because we would be able to attend school...

We’ve Moved to Denton!

2018 will prove to be an exciting year for Harbor of Hope. As of January, Harbor of Hope has officially settled in Denton. We are now calling the Texas Building in the square our home. What an exciting location, full of history, unique shops, and restaurants. The...