"We mostly need the Johnson's baby shampoo, children's shampoo, and then the combination shampoo and conditioner for older kids/teens. Also mens shampoo for teen boys. No preference on hairbrushes and combs, but the Wet Brushes are nice. And, no preference on the water bottles either. Just all sizes for toddler to teen." - Peggy 9/30/20
Expressions of Hope serves children in the foster care system and those who love them. We are dedicated to recruiting, encouraging, and supporting those willing to join us on the journey. We are also committed to supporting bio families as they work on reunification. It is an exciting, challenging, and worthwhile adventure! There are many ways to be involved. Please check out the opportunities and contact us for more information.
Become a Foster Parent
Open Your Home
Every month in Napa County, 10-15 children, newborn to 17 years old, enter the foster care system.
50% of these children are placed out of county, removed from their school, community, and everything familiar because we do not have enough homes available.
Their lives are turned upside down and they need a safe and loving home to allow them to regain some sense of normalcy. Interested in opening your heart and home?
Trainings offered quartlery*
You do not need to be married or own your home
Monthly stipend provided
Urgent need for sibling sets, teens, and children with special needs
*Next Training Starts Monday, Setpember 14
Something for Everyone
Expressions of Hope understands that not everyone can be a foster/resource parent, so we provide lots of other opportunities to serve children in foster care.
Sort clothes at our resource center
Deliver furniture to families
Provide tutoring help
Help with transportation for visits and appointments
Provide a meal for a foster/resource family
Provide childcare so foster/resource mom and dad can have a date night
Offer your professional services - hair care, yard maintenance, photography, handyman, tech support, etc.
These are just a few examples of ways you can get involved.
Adopt a Foster Family
Don't let them walk alone.
Being a foster-resource/adoptive family can be an extremely isolating experience.
By simply getting to know more about their experiences, challenges, victories, and simply showing up - you can buoy the spirits of a family doing the hard work.
Do you currently know anyone who is or has fostered/adopted? We encourage you to reach out to them and see if you can bring them a coffee, ask them about their experience, and if there is a way you can help to support them.
If not, get to know some of the local families who have stepped up to answer this need right here in Napa. We have plenty of ways that you can wrap around them to ensure they don't feel abandoned.
Interested in seeing what other programs we have to offer? Stop by today and see what we’re all about.