Team Hope aims to address the mandate from the Lord to take care of the orphan (James 1:27) as well as those who work with them. In Orange County alone, there are 3,000 children in the foster care system, the average age of these children is 9 years old. While 1,500 of them are currently placed in homes, approximately 60% of these children are abused or neglected even after being placed in a home. Without a permanent, loving family, kids in the foster care system will experience, on average, three or more different placements, which is deeply unsettling for children of any age. For those who never find a family, 50% of kids who “age out” of the foster system at the age of 21 are found either homeless or incarcerated within two years. All of these numbers can be changed by simply putting our love into action. By partnering with organizations that specialize in this area, we are able to show God’s love to those who need it the most: children and young adults lost in the governmental system and those who work with them.
Cornerstone Ministries and organizations with whom we are currently working are listed below.