House of Hope is a family and just like you we love to visit with our friends, family, mission teams and volunteers. However, because we work with children who are living without permanency we have found it necessary to modify and control the interactions that our children have with unfamiliar people.
It is healthy and in the best interest our our children to limit the number of strangers who come in and out of their lives. Some of our children’s birth-parents and families parents also come and go sporadically, which is traumatic and stressful for them. Our policy for visitors, aside from mission teams who do not work directly with the children, is to stay for a minimum of 1 month. Each mid-to-long term volunteer is not a visitor, but a part of the ministry team. They must have a specific role or project that benefits or advances the ministry.