Hope Services is the leading provider of services to people with developmental disabilities in Silicon Valley for over 64 years. We serve more than 3,900 people and their families in six counties and provide a broad spectrum of services for infants through seniors such as children’s services, day programs, staffing, mental health services, community living services, and senior services.

Our vision is to promote a common understanding that the world is a better place when people with disabilities are fully integrated into our community and culture.

Our mission is to improve the quality of life for people with developmental disabilities.

Hope at Work: Our business partners are our best advocates

Listen to testimonials from companies including Modwalls, J. Lohr Vineyards, and Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula.


Your gift of any size makes a difference. The success of Hope and our community delivers dividends for everyone’s future. We even accept stock donations: to transfer appreciated stock or securities, please print and complete the Securities Transfer, or click on the link above to find out more.


Hope participants make amazing additions to your workforce. Don’t have a staffing need, but have an assembly project? Hope can do it! Both solutions deliver high quality, competitive pricing, and provide real social impact, while helping to combat the 87% unemployment rate for individuals with developmental disabilities in CA.


Hope welcomes your participation! We have big plans in the coming year and we rely upon corporate sponsors and volunteers. Does your company want to adopt Hope? Support a project?

Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities Publishes Hope’s Study

Hope Services’ mental health research study is now published in the Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities. The study on Multi-Disciplinary Treatment for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Co-occurring Mental Health Disorders includes 70 pages of interviews involving 116 people.

Hope Mental Health Center staff administered an extensive study in order to better diagnose and subsequently treat this population.

Susan Detrick, Ph.D. Director of Mental Health Services said, “This is exciting news, and thank you to all our staff who work with people with Autism, and in doing so contributed to our published work and to the field of mental health treatment for people with autism.”

Autism Article

Hope Services Leads the Way in Research to Better Understand Autism

A follow-up to the 2012 report on autism:

In September 2015, Hope’s Mental Health Center presented its updated report to the 10th Congress of the European Society on Mental Health in Intellectual Disability in Firenze, Italy.

The presentation was well-received, and Hope will move forward with new opportunities to collaborate and publicize our findings. Hope’s Mental Health Center looks forward to working with the moderator of our presentation in Firenze, Elspeth Bradley, Ph.D., MD, who was formerly at King’s College, London, and is now at the University of Toronto, Department of Psychiatry. Together, we will create an improved version of our mental health assessment tool for individuals with autism.


In 2012 Hope’s Mental Health Services completed an innovative report on autism, led by Susan Detrick, Ph.D., which focused on effective ways to identify, assess, and treat psychiatric illnesses that impact individuals who also have autism. Clients who were involved in the project have been stabilized or have experienced improvements in their integration in social settings. You can read the original report here.