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Hope Services' Mission is to improve the quality of life for people with developmental disabilities.

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  • By hiring people with developmental disabilities, our business partners are leading a powerful force for change in the communities we serve.
  • Our clients create a more positive workplace environment and culture, exceed performance standards and are people you can count on.
  • Our results are AMAZING and the shared vision of business and social value is a true "double bottom-line".
  • Our programs such as job training, counseling and community living promote independence and transform lives.
  • At Hope we see ABILITY, not disability.

Meet Designers Donald & Lisa Pliner as they Introduce their Spring 2015 Shoe Collection


377 Santana Row, Ste. 1025, San Jose, CA 95128

Join Donald and Lisa Pliner at Santana Row on Saturday, March 7 to meet, greet, and support Hope. Cocktails and light bites will be served.

Hope Services is thrilled to be the nonprofit of choice for designers Donald and Lisa Pliner's personal appearance at Santana Row March 7th. Shop 4 to 6 pm when 10% of all sales go directly to support Hope Services! Can't make it between 4 and 6? Shop early and beat the rush... just call 408.260.2500 and make an appointment with sales associates Andre, Jan or Shaun and they will apply your order the day of the event to increase shares earned by Hope. They also accept phone orders! Let your gorgeous Pliner shoes do the walking for Hope!

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For more details, contact Angela Mazza at Hope Services at 408.284.2862 or
You can also view the Facebook page for this event.

Pliner Spring Collection

Hope Services Night
at the Santa Cruz Warriors Game


Celebrate Hope Service's participation and work in the Santa Cruz Community while watching the Santa Cruz Warrior take on the Texas Legends. Join us for an Open House before the game at Joe's Pizza and Subs. Go to the Event Webpage for more information.

More Details

For more details, contact Angela Mazza at 408.284.2862 or

As the leading provider of services to people with developmental disabilities in Silicon Valley for over 62 years, Hope serves more than 3,500 people and their families in six counties and provides essential programs for people from birth through seniors.

You are the Key to our Success!

DONATE: Your gift of any size makes a difference. The success of Hope and our community delivers dividends for everyone's future.

HIRE HOPE: Hope participants make amazing additions to your workforce. Don't have a staffing need, but need some assembly done? Hope's production services can do it! Both solutions deliver high quality, competitive pricing, and real social impact, while helping to combat the 87% unemployment rate for individuals with developmental disabilities.

VOLUNTEER: 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?

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Mike Nichols receives his award from Hope's CEO, Ray Smith.Hope Employee Mike Nichols Wins Award for Community Membership and Media Program (CMMP)

At Hope Services, there are so many practices and people that have high impact on the quality of life for people with developmental disabilities. Late last year we went on a search to identify the person who most represented this effort and was deserving of this recognition. We asked for nominations and while we considered many for this award, one person stood out above all others.

Please join me in congratulating Mike Nichols for the significant, life changing impact his Community Membership and Media Program (CMMP) has had on so many people. Through the past five years, Mike has developed a program has had a quantifiable positive impact on at least four of our eight quality of life domains:

  • Social Inclusion – educating the community about healthy nutritional choices
  • Rights – engaging our clients in the legislative process
  • Interpersonal Relations – using media to improve social skills
  • Emotional Well Being – putting clients first to help recognized them and build their confidence.

We look forward to the possible expansion of this program and want to thank Mike for his tireless contribution for using media/technology to expand the possibilities for quality of life! Mike's award will go on the Presidents' Wall at Hope's Las Colinas headquarters.

Hope Autism StudyHope Services Leads the Way in Research to Better Understand Autism

To help improve treatment for individuals with autism, Hope's Mental Health Services undertook an innovative study, led by Susan Detrick, Ph.D. This study identified effective ways to identify, assess the prevalence of, and treat psychiatric illnesses that impact individuals with autism. The clients with autism who were involved in the project have been stabilized or have experienced improvements in their integration in social settings.

Alex… a Success Story

Alex: a Success Story

Alex is 22 years old and has autism. He is a recent graduate of a Hope training program where he worked as an intern at Lucile Packard Children's and Stanford Hospitals in surgical pathology. With guidance from Hope, he caught on quickly, and made friends with his co-workers, an achievement that often eludes people with autism. Today, thanks to funders like you, Alex lives independently and works at a lab where he is responsible for sterilization and eyewashes. Help us create more bright futures for people like Alex.

Hope University: Leading The Way in Employee Development

Education is an important component of any employment program. With Hope University, Hope Services is leading the way to ensure that Hope employees have top notch training. This program will develop a nationally-recognized certification program that offers "degrees" of success from certificates to PhDs. In cooperation with the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP), this new training program will enable employees to enhance their studies, both in- and outside of their specific areas of expertise. Our direct-support employees will continue to receive core training in a variety of important areas, including classes about the history of developmental disabilities, advocacy, effective communication, medication support, among others.

Hope at Work:
Our business partners are our best advocates