This Resiliency Camp is for Transition age youth 14-17 in foster care.
We focus on 4 core areas: in a camp environment:
- Self-Identity & Empowerment
- Supportive Networks & Healthy Relationships
- Future Focused & Failing Forward
- Coping Skills & Practical Life Skills
With the Hope Fund, we provide emergency & everyday financial assistance for alumni of foster care for things such as rent, utilities, child care, house hold items, and social activities.
Our Design-On-A-Dime Kits are moving out, starter kits, that include needed items for the kitchen, Bathroom, Living Room, and Bedroom.
We match youth and young adults currently in foster care, ages 14-21 with Transition Coaches, through our partnership with OCJ Kids.
Sa'Vant Mentors are alumni of foster care, who are specially trained to use their lived experience to positively influence a youth in transition, ages 14-29. This is a two-year commitment to each match.
Opening August 17th, our drop-in center will be available to youth and alumni, in and from foster care, ages 14+.
You can take a workshop, watch TV, or talk to an Transition Coach or Facilitator about your future goals.
In partnership with Jewish Family and Children Services, Real World Job Development Program, our foster care alumni interns work as Peer Support Interns, and develop work-readiness skills and personal development skills.
Youth and Alumni of Care can engage in several practical life skills and coping skills training. Some classes include financial literacy, manging emotions, parenting, restorative forgiving, budgeting, cooking classe
This program is the arrangement of temporary, full-time care and support of children who have been removed from their caregivers due to a variety of reasons.
Respite Care provides a brief break for families and a chance for youth to socialize through a variety of activities. As a respite provider, you can go into the home of the foster parents or have the children come to your home.
Full-time care and support of children by adults with family relations, that are not a parent. Regularly, this care is given by grandparents, aunts, uncles, aunts, siblings, cousin, or fictive-kin (as in teachers, coaches, a close friend of family, etc.) when caregivers are unable to provide care to their children.
A lasting and legal marriage between parents and children. We assist in the adoptions of children in the Arizona state foster care system.
Onward Hope will help arrange training, support, placement assistance, and guidance throughout this life changing process.
Training for future foster and adoptive parents as well as Advanced Education Training for on-going training. Each class is tracked, scored, and a completion certificate is provided.
Child Welfare Organizational training is available for organizations that work with the child welfare population on a variety of topics.
A monthly support group of new and seasoned foster and adoptive parents. We talk about the pivotal parenting moments and ideas, that we have experienced, in order to help each other.
Our experienced staff help educate caregivers, whose children have been removed from their care, on parenting and coping skills, in addition to supervising visitation between the children and the caregiver to foster healthy parent-child relationships.