Who We Are
A Place Called Hope is a nondenominational Christian non-profit
corporation in the State of Washington dedicated to foster parents who are
devoted to caring for abused and neglected foster children ages 0 to 21 and
beyond. We are committed to restoring families and providing permanency
for the most vulnerable members of our communities.
What We Do
A Place Called Hope certifies (licenses) and supports foster parents who
care for and nurture children and youth with high needs, at-risk youth,
medically fragile youth, behavioral adolescents and developmentally disabled
and pregnant or parenting teens. We provide foster parent training, have 24
hour crisis support and provide a Case Aide program.  A Visitation Center is
available for referred families. We support educational and recreational
opportunities for the children in our care. Also available, an Independent
Living Skills program for teens aging out of the system. Foster parents are
supported in providing short or long term foster care, foster/adopt, respite
services, therapeutic homes, foster parent mentoring and family mentoring.
All of us at
A Place Called Hope are advocates for the most vulnerable
members of our society.
Why We Do It
A Place Called Hope believes we are all a part of the family of God who
care for each other and love their neighbors as themselves.
A Place Called
recognizes the contribution and strengths of all members of our
society, is committed to diversity and welcomes foster parents who have
varied ethnic and cultural experiences or economic backgrounds.
  Foster care is moving to DCYF

The state has created a new department known as the
Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF). The
transition to the new structure is currently underway. DCYF
will oversee several services now offered through the state

The new agency will include all programs from the Children’s
Administration in DSHS such as foster care, Child Protective
Services, the Family Assessment Response program and
adoption support, as well as all DEL services, including the
Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program for
preschoolers and Working Connections Child Care.

Starting in July 2019, the new department also will administer
programs offered by the Juvenile Rehabilitation office and the
Office of Juvenile Justice in DSHS. Those programs include
juvenile rehabilitation institutions, community facilities and
parole services.