A letter from one of our children

I don’t know if you know it or not, but you have made a big difference in someone’s life: mine. Hello. My name is Susan. I am a 15 year-old foster child at the Hope House for almost two years and I’ve lived with over thirty kids. Being in foster care is hard for anyone, but being in foster care as a teenager is even harder. We are not only away from our real families, but we don’t get to do the tings other teens do. I am lucky that I live in a great foster home where they try to make up for all the things I miss. My foster family and case worker try to make it so I can go and do some things with others my age. The Hope House parents are just like my family – they are by my side one hundred percent. Even when I do things against them, they still take me back and love me just the same as they did before. They are some of the best people that I have ever met. They take care of people’s kids that they don’t even know. I am safe in this house thanks to everyone who has helped build it, and everyone that kept it up and running. This is a safe place for kids who are abused and mistreated in different ways. And the name Hope House is a perfect name. Because this house gives hope to those who don’t have any. These are just a few things I would li9ke to thankj you for, but I am sure that every child that has walked through this front door is thankful as well.
Sincerely,
A thankful teenage foster child