To be a beacon of light in the community so all may have hope for a bright tomorrow

Our Mission

Through God’s love, we foster hope by empowering families, youth, and adults to lead fulfilling lives.

Core Values


We are servant leaders. We strive to be the hands and feet of Jesus and demonstrate Christ’s love to everyone we come in contact with. We believe we are here for the purpose of going the extra mile while serving those in our care and one another.


We love and care about people. All people have dignity and deserve our respect. Each HopeTree employee is important. We will be intentional in earning the respect of our team members, colleagues, partners, and those we serve. We will assume positive intent of everyone we engage, as we accept that everyone is doing their best. We value healthy relationships, team work, collaboration, support, and creating a healthy work environment.


We recognize that HopeTree and the resources we are blessed with are not our own. We commit to apply our time, money, talents, and other gifts wisely. We will work collectively to grow the resources entrusted to us so we can continue this good work.


We pursue excellence. We commit ourselves to personal. professional, and organizational growth in order to be the best provider of human services in Virginia. We will constantly measure, evaluate, and refine our approach and focus on solutions.


We are accountable to God, our funders, our clients, our board, and one another. We will do the right things at the right time for the right reason. And when we fall short, we will be honest and make it right.

About Our Programs

HopeTree Family Services offers a wide range of ministries for at-risk children and youth and their families across Virginia, including:

  • HopeTree Foster Care introduces children who need stable, loving homes to families who can provide them. We operate Treatment Foster Care offices in Salem, Chester, and Martinsville, and Richmond.
  • HopeTree Academy provides a fully-accredited secondary educational program for our residents and day students from surrounding jurisdictions while they cope with their individual circumstances.
  • Our Therapeutic Group Home program in Salem provides opportunities for the spiritual, social, psychological, and emotional growth of at-risk youth.

We also serve the needs of adults with intellectual disabilities and their families through our Developmental Disabilities Ministry, which operates nearly 20 community-based group homes across Virginia.

Christian Education provides opportunities for our youth and adults to participate in regular chapel services and bible studies on campus and throughout the community. Ministry groups and individuals from local churches and organizations also volunteer their time to provide programs and activities for our residents.

HopeTree Family Services is supported by the Virginia Baptist Children’s Home & Family Services Foundation, and is a mission partner of the Virginia Baptist Mission Board.

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