During unprecedented COVID-19 shut downs, calls to the Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect hotline system have dropped by over 50%. This is connected to children being removed from schools where mandated reporters can check in on the safety and stability of children in their classrooms. We are anticipating a large increase in calls for emergency placements as children begin to return to childcare in the summer and well into the fall when schools begin to open. During this time there is expected to be a huge need for Homes for Hope and for additional foster homes.
“These kids that come into Homes for Hope are there through no fault of their own. From a kid’s perspective we are taking them away from everything they know. It is our responsibility to lessen that trauma.” – Commissioner Charles “Chaz” Tedesco
Caring for children when they are at their most vulnerable.
It’s not enough for children to be safe, they must also feel safe. Home for Hope will provide a safe haven, a warm smile, and a warm bed at the time when they are most vulnerable, immediately after being removed from their parents. Adams County, Adams County Foundation, and Nightlight has partnered for this program. Two single-family houses have been completely renovated and are ready for families to move into.
There are many ways to help the kids living at Homes for Hope. You may provide a monetary gift to help cover the cost of needs within the home easily right here on the secure Nightlight Christian Adoptions website.
You may take an online tour of Homes for Hope. Your interest in supporting Homes for Hope through respite are, meals or some other type of support is greatly appreciated. Respite care providers will especially be in need after the expected increase of foster placements due to COVID-19. Please contact us at [email protected] or 970-663-6799.
Provide an occasional hot, or freezer friendly meal, to help our house parents take a break on the busy days where they have a lot of appointments to take each child to. Contact [email protected] to learn more.
PROVIDE A MEAL
Donate services, such as automotive, cleaning, memberships, birthday parties, etc. Donations given will be to a nonprofit 501©(3) organization and will be tax deductible. Contact [email protected] to learn more.
Provide a gift from our online registry to help make the homes more enjoyable and comforting for the children placed. You can have the items shipped to us, and we will deliver it directly to the foster child in need from our Amazon Registry.
Offer in home respite care for our Homes for Hope families. These respite providers will need to be teachable, flexible, and tenacious to provide our Homes for Hope families with a much needed break. Contact [email protected] to learn more.
PROVIDE RESPITE CARE