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Lisa DeNardo-Pete Polk Memorial Foundation

Fostering Hope

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How We Help

There are currently 430,000 children in foster care nationwide, many suffer from depression, PTSD, and need more support.

Our Team

Our amazing board members are volunteers committed to improving the lives of children and families in need. Their leadership, guidance, and support fosters hope for the most vulnerable in our community.

Our Story

This is where it all started. Two families cared enough for young people to start making real change for children experiencing foster care in their communities. 

Our Inspiration

"I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me." - Phillipians 4:13
This scripture was meaningful to both Lisa and Pete and remains a source of inspiration for all who knew them. Pete and Lisa shared an endless generosity and love with their families and communities in life. They were both taken too soon, leaving spouses and children - families - who were forced to embrace this scripture. Finding a way every day to do what is required, what they are called to do, and turning to Christ for the strength to do so. It was this calling to help strengthen others, enduring similar trauma and loss that led to the creation of the Lisa DeNardo - Pete Polk Memorial Foundation. Our hope is to carry on Pete and Lisa's legacy of generosity and love by providing much needed support and advocacy for children and families suffering from trauma, loss, and violence. Thanks to the amazing work of our volunteers, partners, and on-going support of our donors in the southeast Michigan and southeast Ohio communities our organization provides strength and hope to youth experiencing foster care.

What's Going On!

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