Supporting and

Caring for Families


Mission Statement


Caring for kids from hard places, by supporting the caregivers/parents is the main focus of Hope Restored.

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Love & Support

Support & Training

Grants for Fostering or Adoption

Hope Restored offers an opportunity to apply for a grant to provide financial resources for those adopting or opening their home to foster care. Hillcrest attenders who are exploring adoption/foster care can click here to access a form to apply for the grant.

Hope Restored Support Group

This group meets for dinner the 1st Tuesday of each month to provide support, resources and conversations to those caring for kids from hard places. If you would like to know more information, please don’t hesitate to reach out to:


Training and Resources

Hope Restored offers Trauma Informed Care Training and resources, for caregivers, educators and others who work with children who come from “hard places”. Training contains some TBRI (Trust Based Relational Intervention) information and self care. We learn strategies and helpful tools to care for children and adults that have experienced trauma.

Please check back for info on our next yearly training.

Email Hope Restored with any questions.

How to Get Involved

Holiday Arts & Craft Fair


The Holiday Arts and Craft Fair is held on the first Saturday of November each year. It is a great event that brings our community together (over 60 local vendors) and all proceeds are used to support adoptive and foster parents.

Interested in being a vendor next year? Email Hope Restored to be put on a list and contacted when registration opens in the spring.



Individuals can donate to the Hope Restored fund by clicking here. You can also contact Hope Restored by emailing to learn about ways you can come along side those adopting and fostering or to learn more about becoming an adoptive or foster parent.

Royal Family Kids Camp

Bellingham Royal Family KIDS Camp is a one week summer camp for Whatcom County kids ages 6-11 who are in the foster care system or have been at some point in their lives. The goal is to reach them at a crucial time in their lives and show them God’s love.

Skookum Kids

Skookum Kids cares for children new to foster care. They have a volunteer staffed 72-hour assessment center and licensed foster homes.

TBRI Training

TBRI® is an attachment-based, trauma-informed intervention that is designed to meet the complex needs of vulnerable children.

The Team

Shelley Knebel

Children’s Ministry Director

Laurie Alexander

Hope Restored Point Person

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