About Us | Raising Hope

About Us


RaisingHOPE, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization that provides excellent advocacy, awareness, funding and support for children and families in the child welfare system (sometimes commonly called the foster care system). RaisingHOPE, Inc. provides services for dependent children, non-minor dependents, parents of dependent children and foster parents or relative caregivers. Dependent children may be in foster care, group homes or other congregate care facilities, relative homes, transition homes or even with their parents. The organization also gives funding to provide for the needs of dependent youth or recently emancipated youth to pay for things not covered by any other means. The organization also has a high quality mentorship program for teens and young adults.

To request funds for a child in your care or caseload, please email us at for an application.


Our HOPE4Kids Run & Festival raises awareness and money for foster youth of Ventura County, not only through our participant runners/walkers, but also through corporate sponsorship, our silent auction, more than 50 vendor booths, and direct sponsorship of participants. Register to run/walk or volunteer at

We hope you will be moved to help in some way either through walking/running as an individual, starting a team to walk/run or just donating in some way.