Hope's Path October 2016 Newsletter
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October 2016 Newsletter
Hope's Path Work Day

Our grand opening day is approaching fast! Construction workers and landscapers have been hard at work to get us ready for our opening next month! Our work day is October 22nd, less than 1 week away! We still have some decorating, landscaping, and organizing that needs to be done. Volunteers of all ages are invited to help. 
If you are interested in participating, please HERE to register! 

Open House!

Given that Pokemon Go is the latest fad across the nation, our Open House theme is going to be Pokemon Go HOPE.  Our Open House will feature an interactive, self-guided tour that will allow you to catch pokemon at "Pokestops" throughout the house. Pikachu will also be making a special appearance!

Contractors, Donors, Sponsors, and their families are invited to a Pre-Open House brunch in your honor on Saturday, November 12th @ 10:30 am.

The Community is invited to join in on the all of the fun activity beginning @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm. 

Hope's Path is located at:
28918 South Plum Creek Drive
Spring, Texas 77386

Hope to see you there!!!
"Chosen" Marathon Race!

Adam and Katti Henderson from Northside Christian Church have selected Hope's Path as the charity to receive the funds raised at "Chosen" Marathon Race on November 19th. This is Adam & Katti's fifth year running the race. They are currently organizing their team known as Baby Steps for Hope's Path and would love to have as many people on the team as possible to help increase the amount of money raised for Hope's Path.

The race will take place on November 19th in New Braunfels and is known as the prettiest race in Texas! For more information, go to http://newbraunfels.chosenevents.org.

Not a runner? No problem.  Adam and Katti are looking or sponsors!  If you are interested in sponsoring or helping out in any way contact kattihenderson4@gmail.com or visit https://raceroster.com/6944/pledge/team?id=22.

"Home for the Holidays"
Hope's Path will be decorating the new home this Christmas season with the theme of "Home for the Holidays"! If you have any of the following items that you would like to donate, please contact: Terri.Jaggers@HopesPath.org

We are in need of 
  • A pre-lit Christmas Tree
  • Tree ornaments, garland, a topper, and a tree skirt
  • Stockings
  • Christmas Decorations (Wreaths, Yard Decor, etc.)
  • Your Church, Ministry, and or Family, can also sponsor a young man, his school/work clothes, his bedroom furnishings, linens, or other areas of the house in need!

Again, if there is anything that you would like to donate, please contact: Terri.Jaggers@HopesPath.org
Welcome Chelsey!

Hope's Path would like to give a big welcome to Chelsey, our newest program participant who will be joining our Hope's Path Host Home family program on Friday, October 7th!
Chelsey is a beautiful young lady who, at 20 years old not, has aged out of foster care in Harris County. She is currently attending Lone Star College while working part time, and has purchased her own car. Unfortunately, she is not making enough money to rent her own apartment at this time, as she is serious about continuing to pursue a college degree. Without a host family, she would be living on the streets (sleeping in her car). We would like to extend immense gratitude to her wonderful host family and all of the host families with children in situations similar to Chelsey's. Thank You!
Website Update!
 
Have you seen our new website? Thanks to Nicole Moreno and several Sam Houston State University Interns who have done a remarkable job on revamping it! 
Go to www.hopespath.org for updates on Hope's Path activities, events, and more!
My First Three Days in Foster Care and My Advice to Foster Parents

by Jenna Thornburg
     "I was a gypsy who never learned how to stay in one place with one set of people, because that just wasn’t my life. If you want to hear more of my story, stay tuned. I’d love to share more with you in the weeks to come. It gets better, I promise. ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­
     Fast forward 16 years, and there I was, a foster mom. My husband and I took the classes, met with like-­minded people, shared stories, and had high hopes to make a difference: to be the change we wanted to see."
  
     "Being a foster parent can feel like you’ve stepped into a crazy world, one where you have no idea what the best move is at every turn. Everyone helping a child in need is a hero in my book, and I hope that together we can learn more and do better all the way around."

To read more about Jenna Thornburg's story and tips foster parents , please visit Foster Children's Rights Coalition

Calendar

October 22nd
  • Hope's Path Work Day
November 5th
  • Hope's Path Work Day
November 12th 
  • Hope's Path Open House
Host Homes needed for Girls!
Hope's Path officially began the "Host Homes" extension program for former female foster youth. If you have considered opening your home and family to temporarily assist a young foster youth we would LOVE to have you be a part of our program!! NO LICENSING or government regulations required!
Remember these are young ladies 18-25 years old who are without a safe place to live. They are statistically likely to be homeless and exposed to crime, and sex-trafficking among so many other horrible outcomes that God did not purpose for them. We are not all called to foster or adopt, but we believe we are all called to do SOMETHING!
Is this something you can do? If so, please contact Jeremiah.Belyeu@HopesPath.org.
Fostering Hope Texas Summit

If you are interested in becoming a "Host Home", a mentor, or have a skill you would like to volunteer, i.e.,couponing, car maintenance, budget/finance, health/dental care, simple home repair, cooking, etc. 
WE WANT YOU!!!!
Next Month, We will be hosting information sessions and training for individuals interested in any of the above, at the Montgomery County community's Fostering Hope Texas Summit on Saturday, November 19. The summit will be hosted at Woodsedge Community Church in collaboration with Orphan Care Solutions of Texas.

You can register to attend the summit online at www.OrphanCareSolutions.com 
Best Part is that the Summit is completely free, and breakfast, and lunch are provided!!

Our application is now available on our website!
For more information on how to apply, email; jeremiah.belyeu@HopesPath.org 
Is God Calling You To Help?

If you want to help, join our talent database, we can use every talent!
(If you would like to become a part of our Talent Database, click HERE to register.)
House Needs!
We have divided up the needs of the house into specific registries in which small groups, churches, and families'  can make contributions.  As an individual or group, you can select and purchase an individual item or an entire room using the registries below.
 
Home Depot 
Visit any Home Depot customer service desk and mention the event number 508-327090 to get a printout of the registry needs.

Target
Visit the links below for specific needs to the rooms of the house. 

Support Hope's Path!

You can now support Hope's Path while you shop! Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Hope's Path whenever you shop on AmazonSmile!

 

Open Table Mentors Needed!
In order to fulfill our Open Tables in our mentorship program, we still need 56 individuals willing to be trained as a mentor and commit to 12 months as a mentor.

If you are interested in becoming a mentor for a youth who has aged out of foster care, go to www.hopespath.org, click on Needs tab and go to Volunteer Opportunities to find our Mentors Application.

Students in foster care have been officially added as a provisional enrollment group regarding immunization records by the Texas Department of State Health Services.

TEC § 25.002(g) permits students in DFPS managing conservatorship to be enrolled immediately without the required records. The immunization portion of the law is governed by Texas Department of State Health Services. At times, this created un-intentional barriers and confusion concerning enrollment for students in foster care who sought enrollment without immunization records. Fortunately, this has been remedied.

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Helping young adults who age out of foster care transition into successful independent lives.

Our mailing address is:
 28918 S. Plum Creek Dr.
Spring, TX 77386
 






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