Onward Hope, Inc. is a non-profit organization that has devoted its energy to passionately advocating for youth in foster care, alumni of foster care, permanency for youth, at-risk youth, the hungry, needy and politically under-represented members of our Arizona family.

Onward Hope, Inc. formally began in July of 2015, but was founded in March, 2014 by Eshawn Peterson.

Founder and Executive Director, Eshawn Peterson, experienced foster care first hand. Through her experiences, she was guided and realized that she wanted to help make life in and from foster care easier for her younger brothers and sisters in care. They share similar experiences, trials, tribulations, and triumphs. To overcome overwhelming negative statistics, Onward Hope was created initially as a transition center for youth in and from foster care, but it will provide so much more.  The organization currently has a contract with the Department of Economic Security.

Since its conception, Onward Hope now offers a wide range of services to children from foster care, youth in and out from foster care, and also to families who are willing to help children in foster care and youth at risk.  


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