The Governor’s Restore Hope Summit: A Call to Action for Faith Leaders on Foster Care and Prison Re-Entry
The Governor’s Restore Hope Summit aims at engaging faith leaders across Arkansas in caring for kids in the state foster care system and individuals who are re-entering society from prison. The governor’s call to engage faith leaders cuts across differences in religion, politics, and geography, and recognizes that faith communities offer personal relationships, accountability, and a hope of a greater future.
The Governor’s Restore Hope Summit will include remarks from Governor Hutchinson, leadership from the Arkansas Department of Human Services and the Department of Community Correction, leaders in re-entry and foster care ministry and not-for-profit organizations, as well as keynote speakers that will inspire attendees to aim high and sow seed for greater hope for our fellow Arkansans. This means more homes and mentors for foster children, and more housing and jobs for those leaving incarceration.
Finally, the Governor’s Restore Hope Summit will offer faith leaders, clergy and lay leaders alike, the tools and the ability to expand, refine, or even begin ministries from their local houses of worship and congregations.