Hope Teams


Hope Teams help empower families…social workers are the coaches, Hope Team members are the cheerleaders.
A Hope Team generally consists of three to six volunteers who partner with a family to provide love, encouragement and HOPE to support families on the path to long-term success and self-sufficiency. Hope Teams are the “cheerleaders” who provide friendship and a network of support to families who may otherwise not have anyone.

Hope Teams effectively engage with families by:
  • Tutoring, mentoring or just being an example to a child in the family
  • Celebrating birthdays, holidays, and graduations
  • Assisting with budgeting goals
  • Participating and planning fun activities
  • Helping prepare for parent/teacher conferences
  • Supporting the parent in educational and career goals
  • Helping families stay encouraged and motivated
  • Being someone that families can relate to…

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A Different Kind of Volunteering:
Hope Teams are one of the most meaningful and engaging volunteer experiences that Charlotte Family Housing offers. It is the best way to provide intentional, sustained personal investment in families and social capital to promote economic mobility and long-term positive outcomes. Serving on a Hope Team involves a two-year commitment to walk beside one of our families as they participate in the Charlotte Family Housing program. Hope Teams enact a group mentorship model that involves the interaction of several volunteers with a family to provide well-rounded support.

Prospective volunteers must attend a Hope Team training that incorporates information on the impact of poverty and trauma, and promotes self-awareness to assist in ensuring a positive experience for both families and volunteers.

For more information on volunteering or obtaining Hope Team training for your organization, please contact Lisa Bradford at lbradford@charlottefamilyhousing.org or 980.289.2357.