Helen's Hope Chest engages the community to provide for the basic needs of children and teens in foster and kinship care. We do this through our boutique-like facility where children can "shop" for free up to 4 times per year. We host programs such as JaKelle's Christmas Box, providing gifts to approximately 3000 youth annually; Foster360, navigation and life coaching for youth aging out of foster care; K 2 College, preparing youth for the start of a new school year; and John's Room, a special program dedicated to the main job of a child -- to play. Helen's serves approximately 650 youth per month, reducing the financial impact on foster families, kinship caregivers, and guardians while improving the self-esteem and self-worth of the youth.
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