Cleveland Hope4One Ministries helps adoptive and foster families with essentials
Two Cleveland women are making a difference in our community by helping adoptive and foster families in more ways than one.
Camill Howard and Lauren Haun started Hope4One Ministries less than two years ago, and have helped over 200 families.
Hope4One Ministries is a place where foster and adoptive parents can come and pick out essential items to help kick start the children's journey with their new family.
With help from volunteers, local churches, and donations their mission is to educate, fundraise, and support families who feel they want to adopt or foster children.
Inside of their ministry doors, you'll find the foster closet, filled with donated clothing, toys, books, diapers, and even furniture.
They say the need is so important because sometimes families can get a call in the middle of the night that a child needs a foster home so there isn't always time to prepare.
Co-Founder and adoptive mother Camill Howard says she wanted this to be a resource for families who answer that call.
"They come in, fill out paperwork, and get a week's worth of clothing, shoes, diapers, wipes, formula, bottles - all the things you would need to help that child focus on adjusting for the next week or so," says Howard.
If you are interested in donating, volunteering, or helping, check out Hope4One's website here.