Mission & Vision
The Mission of Harvest of Hope Family Services Network, Inc. is to mobilize and utilize resources and advocate for policies that address the immediate and long-term needs of foster children.
The Vision of Harvest of Hope Family Services Network, Inc. is to develop permanent solutions for foster children and parents.
Goal and Objectives
“Collectively, our comprehensive network and service resources can affect a long-term system that will increase the number and quality of available resource homes for infants, siblings and displaced children.”
- Rev. Dr. DeForest B. Soaries, Jr.
The foster care needs are overwhelming. The following goals are Harvest of Hope's systematic response to those needs:
- Network and manage resources statewide to provide a long-term solution for the timely placement of displaced infants and children.
- Develop additional support systems for training, caring and skill development that promotes personal growth, intellectual competence and financial stability for foster children and their families.
Create a partnership model with affiliate agencies that supports foster families and children in our network, including:
- Fostering open communication with staff/representatives of affiliate agencies.
- Facilitating regular meetings in the foster home with staff of affiliate agencies.
- Collaborating with affiliate agencies to insure that foster families have services and support necessary to insure the stability of the family.
- Acting as a liaison between the foster families, affiliate agencies to offer continuity, clarity and advocacy assistance.
- Training the staff of each Harvest of Hope affiliate to be self-sufficient.
- Galvanize faith-based institutions and community and social organizations that are committed and insistent about helping our children to see the program as so urgent and important that they will take ownership of their own program, including administrative functions of day-to-day operations.
- Eliminate the "boarder baby" problem through the provision of temporary foster homes supported through a faith-based, community and social organization-based network.
- Increase the availability of foster homes for children, including infants, teens, and sibling groups through diligent recruitment.
- Provide training in the 5 components of the foster care process: recruitment, certification, retention, reunification, and adoption.
- Expedite placement of children into permanent homes using comprehensive planning and effective networking.
- Provide qualified, culturally sensitive behavioral health assistance, especially for people involved in foster care.
- Promote public advocacy for underserved children and families.