"Where Hope Has Hands"
High-risk and “aging out” youth lacking independent livings skills and support NEED YOUR HELP.
Change a life
You can help to minimize negative outcomes such as human trafficking, homelessness, incarceration, and pregnancy.
Meet the Ceo
Greetings to all! Welcome to our ministry. Harris House of Hope is passionate about working with children, youth and families. Roschonda was born in Sarasota, Florida and has a diverse employment and educational background. She obtained her undergrad in Criminal Justice and worked as an educator for 6 years, teaching children with autism and emotional behavior disorders. Roschonda worked as a juvenile correctional officer for 3 years and worked as a school resource officer for 7 years. She obtained her Masters in Social Work, graduating summa cum laude. Roschonda married the love of her life, her high school sweetheart, Gregory Jr. in 1999. They have two biological children, Aaliyah and Gregory III and 4 adopted children, Merch, Adam, Mya, and Apollo. Harris House of Hope was founded August 17, 2021. We believe in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Quality Service, Accountability, Diversity and Inclusion, and Transparency. We have served over 500 youth. I would love to meet you and introduce you to our youth if you are interested.
Roschonda N. Harris, CEO.
Our mission is to increase positive outcomes for youth who have high social, emotional and behavioral needs, and youth who are on the cusp of aging out of care and in need of independent living skills and support. Through targeted recruitment of families who are willing to provide a family and home to youth who are at increased risk due to these high-risk factors, Harris House of Hope can decrease the odds of a youth leaving foster care without achieving permanence. Harris House of Hope specializes in the service two uniquely underserved populations: High-risk behavioral and “aging out” youth who do not meet the requirements for placement into a state approved ILP. We are passionate about providing youth with a safe and nurturing environment that keeps them connected to community, family, and friends through their journey into adulthood after being in foster care. Harris House of Hope is centered around community partnerships, targeted recruitment, parent-focused training, supports, and incentives.
Building a community-based child placing agency that is designed to meet the specific needs of youth with high-risk behaviors while minimizing negative outcomes youth face as they approach adulthood. Harris House of Hope will increase positive outcomes for youth by strengthening and supporting caregivers while providing resources and creating a community base of support and opportunities for youth. Harris House of Hope is based on the principle of long-term support and healing of our youth in care.
Our agency’s principle is rooted in the following:
- Developing and maintaining staff and caregiver resources who are willing, committed, and highly trained to serve youth with social, emotional, and behavioral challenges, and the “aging out” population
- Maintaining stable resources, placements, and minimizing risk to youth in our care
- Maintaining trauma informed and evidence-based practices
Harris House of Hope is based on the principle of long-term support and healing of our youth in care. We are committed to the following:
“If you know us then you know that our home and hearts are filled with Love. Laughter. Prayer. Harris House of Hope is helping us grow our family.”
– Strozier Family
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