State of Hope

Why Hope for Georgia?

Families deserve to be safe and supported in their local communities, having resources that are designed with their input. Additionally, there are a record number of children in foster care, resources are limited, many individuals and families are in crisis and local communities often have the best answers to address their local needs. The importance of communities being able to support and take care of families cannot be understated. The work of the Division needs to be seen as the last resort for the most urgent cases, not the solution for all issues.

To do this, we need the community’s help. 

This is the right work at this right time.

What is State of Hope?

State of Hope is an initiative that seeks to encourage nonprofits, philanthropies, government, businesses and communities to collaborate closely to build local safety nets that will prevent conditions that contribute to disparities in education, threaten a family’s self-sufficiency and could lead to child abuse and neglect.

Our ultimate vision is having 14 Regions of Hope across Georgia.  This could be one or multiple sites/projects in each region.

Click here to apply to be a State of Hope site.
The application deadline is July 20 at midnight.

State of Hope Informational Materials:

Talking Points

SoH PowerPoint

The Case for Hope (Business Case)

SoH Infographic


Materiales Informativos del Estado de la Hope en Español:

SoH Kit de Herramientas

SoH Solicitud

SoH Infografía en Español

Puntos de conversación

Hear a welcome message from Division Director Virginia Pryor on State of Hope. 

Below are additional videos that outline the Division’s way forward in building a State of Hope in Georgia.


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