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if You've Ever Considered Foster Care? Join Our Foster Parent Orientation

Posted by Janine Porter on Monday, April 25, 2022, In : Why Foster? 
If you have ever thought about opening your home to a child in need of love, attention, and care, then join the staff at Georgia Hope Inc.
We will talk about the steps you need to become a foster parent. Register here.

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Open A Group Home: Our Youth Need You

Posted by Janine Porter on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, In : Group Home 

We recently launched a social media campaign trying to get folks in our area to open a group home.  It will take a special person to open one but the benefits definitely outweigh the challenges. And yes, we acknowledge there will be challenges running a group home, especially for teens.

But we believe for a select few this opportunity can be great. Ask yourself, do you?

  • Want to own your own business
  • Want to work with older youth/teens
  • Want to make a difference
  • Have a passion for working with at-ri...

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Posted by Janine Porter on Monday, October 12, 2020, In : Georgia Hope Inc. News 

Georgia Hope Inc. is certifying Specialized Foster Care Homes for teens ages 13+ right in your very own home!

Income potential: Up to $10,000 per month


Passion for working with teens

Ability to provide a safe and caring home and environment

Flexible schedule

Open to allowing professionals coming in and out of YOUR home regularly

Experience preferred

Ability and willingness to transport and engage youth in events and activities


30 hours of intensive the...

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Georgia Hope Inc is Going to the Circus, Universoul Circus

Posted by Janine Porter on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, In : Events 

If you didn’t get a chance to support Georgia’s foster children for the Christmas Party 2018, there’s still time. Sponsor a foster child for the Universoul Circus showing March 9, 2019 in Duluth. We are looking to sponsor 50 children for the March 9th showing of Universoul Circus at Gwinnet Place Mall in Duluth.

Your generous donation brings together family and children of all ages to see sites they may never have had the opportunity to have seen before. Thanks to friends and community p...

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Will Christmas be Cancelled? Georgia Hope Inc. Needs Your Help

Posted by Janine Porter on Monday, December 10, 2018, In : Fundraiser 
Every year Georgia Hope sponsors a Holiday- Christmas Gala for our foster familes and this year may prove the exception.  This year, without your support, we will be unable to sponsor the event.  

Our Holiday Gala is a time for joy for foster families. They get a chance to dress up witha  promise of food and fun.  This becomes all the more important when our children are dealing with the struggle of knowing that they are not with their biological families. For our foster parents, some who don'...
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Georgia Hope Inc. is Recognized During National Foster Care Month

Posted by Janine Porter on Monday, July 16, 2018, In : Georgia Hope Inc. News 
On May 1, 2018, the team at Georgia Hope Inc. were recognized by Lieutenant Governor of Georgia  Casey Cagle for our work in foster care and our dediction to the children we serve in Georgia. 

"It is with great pleasure that we received this letter from Lt. Governor Casey Cagle." said Janine Porter, Executive Director of Georgia Hope Inc.  " We go to work every day asking ourserlves how can we get as many neglected, abused and needy a children a home that will help them survive and thrive.  So...
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OUR PBP Scores Are In...and We Received an "A"

Posted by Georgia Hope, Inc. on Friday, February 9, 2018, In : Georgia Hope Inc. News 
Each quarter the state of Georgia's Department of Human Services (DHS), Division of Family and Children  Office of Provider Managements requires agencies like ours to share their foster care data with them and then issues a grade based of this performance. This grade is the Performance Based Procedures (PBP) grade. It is a report card that rates agencies on how well they perform in certain areas, for example, well being, permanency of children in care (ensuring little to no disruptions), how ...

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Why Did I Foster?

Posted by Janine Porter on Friday, November 3, 2017, In : Why Foster? 
Over the years so many people have asked me, "Why did I decide to foster and why so many children? I received comments like, “I couldn’t do that”, “What about your own children?”, “What about your quality of life?”

My response has always been the same. I shrug my shoulders and say “Why not?  I have the means to provide for another child, why wouldn’t I? Every child needs a home and every child needs a family and positive experiences”.

Let’s take a look at this a little clo...

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Georgia Hope Newsletter - Fall

Posted by C. Thomas, MS, Asst. Director on Thursday, November 2, 2017, In : Georgia Hope Newsletter 

Hello Parents,

Fostering can be a challenging job. It is extremely important that you only accept children that are geared towards your specific skill set. If additional training of any kind is needed to help ensure that the safety well-being and permanency needs of children placed in your home are met, please let us know.

We want to supply each of you with the necessary tools to de-escalate any behavior and regain Control of any situation. You all are doing a fantastic job caring for our chil...

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What Foster Parents Should Know About Emotional Investment

Posted by Janine Porter on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, In : Foster Parent Support 
What Foster Parents Should Know About Emotional Investment
By Jamie Nestrick  

As foster parents, we have to walk a fine line between being 100% emotionally invested in the kids in our care, but not at all attached to any particular outcome.

When I started writing this article, it was titled, “The Dangers of Optimism in Foster Parenting.” As I began to write, though, I realized the problem isn’t optimism—which is a good thing, because I am impractically optimistic and I’ve been failing...

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Georgia Hope Inc.'s Quarterly Newsletter - July

Posted by Janine Porter on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, In : Georgia Hope Newsletter 
It’s A great day at Georgia Hope:
Summer has come upon us, please remember to keep your children safe, busy and well hydrated. Georgia’s summers can be hot and humid. Remember to wear sun screen while in the sun, at the beach, in the park or just out walking. Be sure your child is involved in some summer activity throughout the summer whether camp, volunteering and/or vacation bible school. Also, remember to keep their minds flowing with education. Go to the library so your toddlers, child...

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Georgia Hope Inc.'s Annual Picnic and Foster Care Backpack Drive

Posted by Janine Porter on Tuesday, July 4, 2017, In : Events 

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Georgia Hope Inc. Is Officially Recognized as a Non-profit on Facebook

Posted by Janine Porter on Friday, June 2, 2017, In : Fundraiser 

It’s official. Georgia Hope has been officially recognized as a non-profit on Facebook.  We understand that not everyone is willing to open their homes to a foster child but want to do their part to help children have happier lives.   That is why we are very happy to be able to accept donations via Facebook and our new, updated website.

Better yet, you can also host your own fundraiser on your Facebook page. Here’s how:

To create a fundraiser:

  • Click Fundraisers in the left menu of your News ...

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