Our Initiatives

Fostering Hope - A foster share community

Fostering Hope is a volunteer-run 501(c)(3) organization that serves foster families and children in Southeastern PA.

Why we help

We've all heard "It takes a village..." when raising our children and we feel the same is true when raising someone else's children, even if it's only temporary. Fostering Hope wants to provide an exchange of resources to those who are willing and able to turn their families into foster families.

Our history

Fostering Hope is a community that began as a few fosters and helpers that attended Christ's Church of the Valley in the Philadelphia metro area. Before long it became apparent that the willingness and ability for these families to open their homes was largely impacted by the support they received from those with a heart to donate time, supplies and a helping hand.



Fostering Hope is 100% volunteer run. We could not do what we do without our awesome team of dedicated volunteers. We have a wide variety of volunteer roles including inventory support, administrative work, facilitating Bags of Hope, and more! Volunteers are always needed and welcome! If you are interested in volunteering with us please start here.

Alyssa Dourte

Director of Operations

Adrienne Cavanaugh

Director of Development

Michelle Filling-Brown


Mary Rowe Mundy

Outreach Coordinator

Video - An interview with our founders.

Want to learn more about Fostering Hope and how it all started? Watch this video to hear all about it from our founding directors, Alyssa and Adrienne!

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