CAN YOU HELP?
Imagine the trauma of being a child separated from all he or she knows – parents, possessions, friends, their home. And they don’t have anything or anyone to cling to for comfort.
Sadly, many children here in Lincoln County have had to be rescued from severe abuse, neglect or abandonment. These children face trauma and an unknown future. Children frequently enter our foster homes with no favorite toy or stuffed animal, no special blanket – just the clothes they’re wearing. They’re afraid, confused and desperate for comfort.
Lincoln County foster parents strive to improve the lives of abused children by opening up their homes, their hearts and inviting the services of the HOPE CHEST.
The HOPE CHEST provides children with donated NEW clothing, blankets, toys, books, stuffed animals, personal needs as well as funds for activities usually denied to them.
The HOPE CHEST is a non-profit (501-c3) and is comprised of foster parents who volunteer to support each other and the foster children placed in their homes. Each and every donation goes to the children. HOPE CHEST applies for grants from supportive organizations to buy clothing and to support children’s participation in youth sports and other activities. The Foster Parent Association meets monthly to share ideas and suggestions to help them care for foster children the best way possible.
HOPE CHEST appreciates the State Department of Health Services for providing space in their facility for them as well as a meeting room and child care for their monthly support and business meeting on the first Monday of the month at 6pm.
Lincoln County Foster Parent Association
PO BOX 668 Newport 97365
To contact them, go to their website: LincolnCountyFosterParent.com or just click here.