Hope Florida

Hope Florida – A Pathway to Promise

Spearheaded by First Lady Casey DeSantis and implemented by the Florida Department of Children and Families, Hope Florida utilizes ‘Hope Navigators’ to guide Floridians on an individualized path to prosperity, self-sufficiency, and hope by focusing on community collaboration between the private sector, the faith-based community, nonprofits, and government entities to break down traditional community silos to maximize resources and uncover opportunities.

A Pathway to Promise expands the Hope Florida initiative with Mentors in conjunction with the Florida Statewide Guardian ad Litem Office which will assist Florida foster youth transitioning out of foster care to adulthood. This initiative provides youth with a Mentor who will serve as a committed, caring adult as the youth transitions to adulthood, providing a lifeline for youth transitioning out of foster care to live independently.

Who benefits from A Pathway to Promise?

Florida foster youth represented by the Statewide Guardian ad Litem Office who are transitioning out of foster care to adulthood.

Hope Florida First Lady

Services offered by Mentors:

  • Assist and guide the youth to have an enhanced quality of life with the ability to thrive by identifying their unique and immediate barriers to prosperity, developing long-term goals, and assisting with mapping out a strategic plan. If barriers exist, connect the youth with a Hope Navigator.
  • Provide the youth guidance, motivation, emotional support, role modeling, and identifying resources.
  • Function as the go-to person for the youth as they transition into adulthood. 


If you need to connect with a Hope Navigator, call (850) 300-HOPE


Ways to help

If you are interested in volunteering or mentoring with the Statewide Guardian ad Litem Office, please click here and fill out a volunteer inquiry form.

Hope Florida works with CarePortal to engage faith institutions and corporate entities in helping to meet the needs of individuals and families in their community.

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Groups who are interested in joining or learning more about the Hope Florida referral network can email hopeflorida@myflfamilies.com.

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