Hope Talks | November 2021
“The Science of Hope in Foster Care”
One Hope United is proud to bring you Hope Talks, monthly conversations with leaders in the child and family welfare sector. By having these conversations, we hope to inspire actionable change and work together to improve outcomes for the children and families we serve.
In this month’s episode, Dr. Charles A. Montorio-Archer is joined by Ashley Cross, Nonprofit Advocate and Leader, to discuss The Science of Hope in Foster Care.
About Ashley Cross
Dr. Cross has dedicated her life to building and sustaining hope in vulnerable children and families, and in the professionals working with them. She established the first girls’ home in Tulsa, OK, and raised awareness in the city about the issues concerning girls in foster care and youth aging out. Through civic engagement, the local church, a dedicated community, and a lot of faith and hope, Dr. Ashley raised over one million in funds and properties to house girls aging out of foster care or experiencing homelessness in Oklahoma. Dr. Cross sits on the board of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) and Rochester Excellence Academy, and she is the founder of the Hub585. Dr. Ashley also Pastor’s alongside her husband Melvin Cross Jr at Glory House International.
About One Hope United
Founded in 1895, One Hope United is a multistate nonprofit that helps children and families build the skills to live life without limits. We serve over 10,000 children and families each year through education centers, child and family services, counseling, and residential programs. With our evidence-based and trauma-informed practices, we empower children and families to see and create a future where, regardless of their past, they can reach their full potential.