Here at Hope Revisited, we see the value in everyone. We want to be a catalyst for positive change in our community and the families we serve.
Our mission is to create a safe and stable environment where families-disconnected due to life circumstances learn to thrive and achieve sustainable unifications for generations to come.
What is Hope Revisited?
Hope Revisited was established in February of 2021 with a goal of reintegrating families that have been separated, into healthy sustainable family units and creating strong family bonds that will last for generations to come.
For many years, in Coweta County, as in many areas of the state there has not been a place for families whose children are in foster care(or other domestic situations) to have a family visitation other than a park when the weather is cooperative or a fast food restaurant. Visitations can occur at these establishments; however, it is almost impossible to mend broken bonds, begin reconnecting and establish healthy relationships sitting in a Burger King Play area. Visiting at these locations are stressful to all involved. The parents often stress because they must come up with funds to eat at the restaurant, the children don’t want to sit at a table and talk while there is a playground to play on and this is not what real life is like. When the parents are reunited with their children the visitations at Burger King do not prepare them for real life scenarios and situations. The visitations are equally as hard on the children. The only time they see their parents is in a public place with so many distractions and they feel like their every move is being watched. Families don’t experience the normalities of cooking a meal, doing laundry, naptime, homework time, playing games, reading a book or many other family time activities.
That is where Hope Revisited comes in.
Hope Revisited’s mission is to create a safe and stable environment where families, disconnected due to life circumstances, learn to thrive and achieve unification for generations to come. We will achieve our mission using a three prong approach. Early intervention followed by education sealed with a support system.
Foster care has an alarmingly high recurrence rate, meaning that when children go home and are reunited with their biological families there are many families that are not able to remain together. Often the stress of returning to family life together after being apart becomes traumatic and can cause parents to relapse into old habits and coping patterns putting their children’s safety in danger, making reentry into foster care necessary. When this happens, it causes even more trauma for the children involved, and severs more family bonds that have been built. Using Hope Revisited and the three prong approach we are equipping the families with real life scenarios during their visit where they learn the necessary skills to function together. We are also surrounding the families with support systems of people who understand what they are going through, because they have been there and are able to offer encouragement and support. We are enabling families to reunite, remain together and end the cycle of foster care that is often several generations strong.
Hope Revisited is using a model that creates, promotes and sustains long term change for families in our community. The model will raise families that are strong, can withstand tribulations and life circumstances that are thrown their way. These changes will affect families for generations to come and make our community a better place to raise families that stay together and support each other even in the toughest of times.