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Hand in Hand's mission is to provide critical care and support for children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect, drug raids, abandonment and other dangerous circumstances and entering foster care. We support foster families a... Read more
Hand in Hand's mission is to provide critical care and support for children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect, drug raids, abandonment and other dangerous circumstances and entering foster care. We support foster families and offer prevention and family stabilization resources for our community.
We seek to address current gaps that exist in how children are received into the foster care system, including the most critical one, no immediate resources and assessments available to children ages birth through twelve years old in the first 24 to 72 hours after they are removed from their homes by Child Protective Services.
Our two core programs, Safe Place and Selah Homes, work in tandem to positively impact the immediate and long term safety and well being of foster children by addressing gaps in how children are received and cared for in the local foster system.
Safe Place is a temporary front line shelter that provides urgent care and basic services for up to 72 hours for children ages 12 and under who have been removed from their homes by Child Protective Services due to violence, abuse, neglect, drug raids, sexual exploitation and other dangerous circumstances.
We created Selah Homes, a program that licenses and resources families to provide temporary foster care for up to 28 days while the best long term home placement is sought.
We abide by James 1:27 which reads, "Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you."