September 1, 2020
September Newsletter
Introducing Hope House
Onward Hope is excited to announce that on October 1, 2020, we are starting a housing program! This program is for young adults between the ages of 18-21 who were in foster care or are currently signed into DCS.

We are excited about the opportunity to provide a safe place to live for the growing population of youth aging out of foster care. We are currently accepting applications for young adults to enroll in our housing program. If you know someone interested, please have them visit our website at

For more information, contact David Hall by phone at 602-441-2723 ext 108
or by email at
Program Updates
Community Outreach
Dynamic Board Members Wanted
Onward Hope, Inc. has several board seat openings. We’re looking for talented, conscientious, and dedicated volunteer board members who are passionate about making a difference in the lives of at-risk youth and families who are navigating the system. 
Whether you’re familiar with the foster care culture or eager to learn more about it, please contact Wendy Cassavaugh, Community Outreach and Development Coordinator at or call 602-441-2723 ext 113
This is Christopher, he has lived in Phoenix his entire life! Christopher is a 2012 graduate of Westview High School and wants to be a biologist one day. He is a musician who creates his own music and enjoys playing the piano.

Christopher has a passion for people and is a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. His service work will be proactive for two years. "My purpose is to serve the community as the Lord Jesus Christ would, I want my works to point back to the Lord's work. I enjoy serving here (Onward Hope) because I believe in our purpose and what we strive to do.”

"We are fortunate to have received Christopher as a volunteer. No matter how technical or physical the volunteer project is, he consistently offers ways to complete the project with more efficiency and effectiveness. I appreciate the ownership he takes over the tasks given!" Wendy Cassavaugh, Community Outreach and Development Coordinator
Interested in becoming a volunteer?
Contact Wendy Cassavaugh
Community Yard Sale
We are looking for a small business owner like yourself, to be a part of this wonderful event. You will have a great opportunity to sell your personal items and promote your business culture. We offer a 17.5 x 9-foot spot, where you can set up and connect with the community.

Reach out to for more information.

Join us right here at Onward Hope for our monthly Marketplace! Come support your local small businesses, and leave knowing that you are making an impact on someone’s life.
Essential Needs Drives

If you feel like you would like to help our organization, and provide for at-risk young people, click below to see how you can help! We are always accepting donations in person at our office Monday-Friday 9 am-5 pm.

Qualifying Foster Care Charitable Tax Credit
Onward Hope is an approved Qualifying Foster Care Agency (QFCO). This is a dollar-for-dollar tax credit. Our Identification Number is #10048. Executive Council Charities will match up to 25% of your donation to Onward Hope. Click the following link to find out more information!
A message from our CEO
Hey there, 

As this uncertain year continues, so do the fantastic programs we offer! Amazing things have come, and we are thrilled to be sharing them with you.

The Onward Hope family has worked effortlessly to bring you all some exciting news. This month we are proud to announce our brand new housing program. The Hope House is for young adults between the ages of 18-21 who were in foster care or are currently signed into DCS. If you know someone who might be interested, have them contact anyone of our amazing Onward Hope staff for more information.

We wish you and your family well. Please stay safe!
Congratulations to Our Hardworking COO: Jackie Phillips
"The ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation is pleased to announce the launch of the 13th year of its American Express Leadership Academy at the ASU Lodestar Center."

Our very own Jackie Phillips has been selected to be a part of this program. As a student in the newest cohort, we want to wish Jackie the best of luck as she starts this September!
Did you know?
Individuals who age out of foster care are less likely than the youth in the general population to graduate high school and are less likely to attend or graduate college. By the age of 26, roughly 80 percent of young adults who have aged out of foster care earned at least their high school diploma or GED, compared to 94 percent of young adults in the general population.
New to the Team
Parent Aide
Hey, I'm Gema! A fun fact about me is i'm allergic to Avocado...that means no guacamole for me. My goal as a parent aide is to educate parents about visitation programs and help parents reach their goals so they can reunite with their children.
Parent Aide
Hi, I'm Yesenia! A fun fact about myself is I've gone skydiving. My role at Onward Hope is to provide services to parents and caregivers to enhance their diminished parental capacities. This will lead to improved parenting techniques and reunification of families.
Community Outreach & Development Assistant
Hello, I'm Adam! A fun fact about me is that I have an obsession with sharks, which led me to recently obtain my scuba certification. My role at Onward Hope is the Development Assistant. I help in assisting and coordinating community outreach!
Administrative Assistant
Hi, I'm Lewis! A fun fact about me is that I pay attention to detail, in person and in my professional life. I was invited to work for Onward Hope because of my experience in accounting and in the human resource fields. I will be assisting the CEO, COO, and the administrative team in its entirety.
We Are Hiring!
We are currently seeking motivated individuals who are committed to improving and assisting at-risk young people to independent adulthood and supporting resilient families, by connecting them to resources, a supportive network, and permanency solutions.

  • Family Support Specialist
  • Youth Transition Coach- PT 30 Hours
  • Supervisor in Training - Transition Coaching Program
  • Parent Aide