Create Hope One Child at a Time

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Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 464, Clarkston, WA 99403

Hope House
818 17th Ave., Lewiston, ID

Create Hope One Child at a Time
(208) 413-6770


About Homes of Hope:

Homes of Hope, a Christian Non-Profit Corporation, is dedicated to the equipping and support of foster families and the children in their care. We understand that not everyone can become a foster family, but we believe that everyone can help. All of us working together can make a difference in the lives of our children and in doing so change the face of tomorrow.

Vision Statement: Homes of Hope believes all children deserve a safe, nurturing, permanent and loving family.

Mission Statement: Our mission is to recruit, train, support and mentor foster, biological and adoptive parents so they may provide a safe and nurturing home to at-risk children.

Impact Area: Our outreach begins in the Lewiston – Clarkston Valley and extends to Clearwater, Idaho, Latah, Lewis and Nez Perce Counties in Idaho and to Asotin, Garfield and Whitman Counties in Washington.

Meet the Homes of Hope Team:

JoAnneJoAnne Belch » Director










Shawn McCraken » Coordinator of Hope Room


Homes of Hope Board Members:
Ingrid Blinn » President
Shelleigh Beeson » Secretary


Elizabeth Bielenberg » Treasurer
Michael Horne » Member


Valerie Johnson » Member












Statistics in 2015

Homes of Hope Area:
  • Idaho – Clearwater, Idaho, Latah, Lewis and NezPerce Counties
  • Washington – Asotin, Garfield and Whitman Counties
  • 170 children in foster care
  • 20 children were adopted in 2015
  • In a 200 mile radius of Homes of Hope Area there are 350 children waiting to be adopted
  • 1,818 children are in foster care
  • 373 children are waiting to be
  • 10,068 children are in foster care
  • 2,167 are waiting to be adopted
United States:
  • 415,000 children in foster care
  • 108,000 children are waiting to be adopted
  • 20,000 children age out of the foster care without being adopted
  • 51% of foster children return to their biological families
  • 690 days is the average stay for a child in foster care
  • A child in foster care moves an average of four times while in care
  • Each move a foster child makes he can lose 3-6 months of education
  • Children in out-of-home care are 2-3 times more likely than other students to have disabilities that affect their ability to learn

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