Hanover Care for Kids (HCFK) is a voluntary community partnership program established in 2001 to match children and youth in the custody of Social Services with sponsors from the community. When children and youth enter foster care, their basic day to day care and treatment needs are met through funding from federal, state, and county resources. Things like roller skates, a baseball glove, exploring a new hobby, lessons, or joining the community basketball league are not covered by basic care funds. Through these partnerships, Social Services provides children and youth in foster care some of the things to which their peers have access on a regular basis.
How HCFK works:
Children/Youth identify their interests, needs, and wants for their social worker to share with a sponsor
Sponsors agree to a one year commitment (agreements may be renewed annually), purchase items for a child/youth match based on an interest inventory, and deliver them to Social Services
Social Services' Workers deliver items and work to keep sponsors updated on the child or youth’s interests and needs