Service Year Opportunity for Graduating Seniors

Are you or someone you know looking for a unique service year opportunity working directly with young children?

Apply today!

HANDS OF HOPE HOUSE PARENT PROGRAM

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The Hands of Hope House Parent Program at Casa de Esperanza provides recent college graduates first-hand experience caring for emotionally and medically fragile children. House Parents commit a year to live and work with the children living in the agency foster homes and undergo extensive training before caring for children.

WHAT WILL I BE DOING?

Everything necessary to properly and safely care for, advocate for, and meet the daily needs of four to five children placed in your home.

WILL I BE DOING THIS ALONE?

No! The community is made up of ten homes in a gated neighborhood with approximately six (6) House Parents in each home.

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS?

In order to be considered, you must have the ability to make a one-year commitment, be 21 years of age at the time of arrival, be willing to work closely with children with behavioral and developmental challenges, and pass a background and drug test. Valid U.S. driver’s license is also preferred.

DO I HAVE TO HAVE A SPECIFIC MAJOR?

No! All majors are welcome. Common majors include social work, pre-medicine, psychology, education, sociology, health sciences, and social justice. However, House Parents from all educational backgrounds have found success in the program.

HOW WILL THIS HELP MY FUTURE?

A service year as a House Parent gives you the opportunity to gain hands-on experience learning the role abuse, neglect, and the effects of HIV play in the lives of some of our most vulnerable children. You will be working directly with therapists, specialists, and social workers to meet the specific needs for each child, exposing you to several career options for the future.

Questions? Contact Darean Talmadge dtalmadge@casahope.org

713-529-0639 P.O. Box 301209, Houston, TX, 77230

By Rick DelVecchio
Rick DelVecchio Director of Career Development