February, often called "the month of love," is nearly over, but we did not want to miss the opportunity to express our sincere gratitude for all of you who, in your own unique and significant ways, show so much love for Casa de Esperanza and the children and families who turn to us for safety and hope.

2021 held many challenges for all of us. The COVID crisis continued to disproportionately impact the families we serve, challenging their resolve, threatening their livelihoods, and burdening their health and safety. Thanks to your support, Casa de Esperanza continued to be a resource for them by providing food, Back to School supplies and Christmas presents, referrals and assistance to accessing community resources, and for some, even just a listening ear. While we look forward to sharing our full Annual Report with you next month, here is a preview of the impact that YOU helped us to achieve in 2021.

  • 47 children received 5,682 days of care.
  • 46 Hands of Hope House Parents provided care for the children.
  • 124 families received Aftercare services.
  • 48 birth parents enrolled in counseling, classes, or treatment programs.
  • Volunteers donated 99,404 hours!

As we reflect on 2021, we look forward to 2022. Help us celebrate Casa de Esperanza's 40th Birthday all year! Two great ways to get involved include joining our Birthday Brigade and becoming a Hearts of Hope monthly donor. You can find more information on both programs below.

After 40 years, our dedication to the mission to break the cycle of child abuse and neglect has never been stronger, thanks to the commitment and generosity of YOU - our donors, volunteers, and community, and to the foundation laid throughout the past four decades. We can't wait to see what the next 40 years will bring.

Sincerely,