Our Mission Is To Provide Comfort And Hope To Children In Foster Care
Fostering Strength and Resilience One Child At A Time...
As a Pediatrician, Dr. Hokehe Effiong is on the front line of caring for these kids, seeing them in the office soon after they have been removed from their homes and they are simply in distress. It is heart breaking to watch these vulnerable kids suffer so much for something they have no control over. Rates of children in foster care continue to increase across the country, in some cases up to 74%, and one of the most common reasons is due to parental drug use.
Dr. Effiong, wondered what she could do to help these children, after speaking to numerous foster parents, a recurring theme was how tightly the children clutch to anything that they can call their own, and how little of their own belongings they bring with them to the foster homes. She was inspired by to start Kits of Hope, giving children in foster care a bag with brand-new comfort and essential items they can call their own and also a handwritten card telling them they are loved and cherished. Our goal is to be a voice for these children by this token of love, to affirm to them that are precious and lovable and not alone.
Won’t you join us in providing Kits of Hope!
Dr. Hokehe EffiongExecutive Director
Foster Care Advocate