We Continue to Serve During COVID-19

The Hope Services Frontline Staff Thanks You All For Your #GivingTuesdayNow Donations!

Your generosity helps us to continue to provide essential services to our clients.

Homestart

Our Early Intervention Program continues to provide services to children from 0-5 years of age from Monterey to San Francisco via video conferencing. On any given week, we may provide services to 170 children. This service is normally done in the family's home, but with the CDC guidelines we now provide remote services.

Mental Health Counseling Clinic

We continue to provide these essential services both at our clinic in San Jose and in the five Northern California counties where we normally provide services. Our behavioral health professionals will continue to be available to provide services to all Hope Services clients. Hope “virtual” outpatient clinic supports nearly 500 clients every week. Our Case Managers have been assisting clients with resources and information. TBS coaches continue supporting our children and family at high risk. Our Clinicians have been reaching out to our clients and have provided excellent support. Psychiatrists and Nurses continue to provide Medication Support and our front desk staff has been working diligently to support, schedule, handle phone calls and all the logistics related to the clinic.

Community Living (Supported & Independent Living Services)

In Supported Living, we continue to provide around the clock essential services in Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, and San Mateo to over 65 Hope Services clients. In Independent Living, we are also providing essential services in all six counties during this time. 150 of our clients are blessed to have such a dedicated team in both of these services.

Employment

We continue to provide essential job coaching support to over 250 individuals who are working and receiving services in our Community Employment program. These individuals are working in essential services in all the counties we serve.

Day Programs

Day Program participants receive regular welfare checks, food, and other essential items. Within the Senior Programs, we are currently providing daily telephonic support and responding to any of the needs of our seniors.

As you may have heard, the shelter in place order will now extend through May 31st, while some restrictions have eased and tools to strengthen containment of COVID-19 are also put into place.

We want to reaffirm our message that we are still here. We are currently serving over 1,750 clients per month, in addition to providing regular wellness checks to each of our clients.

While most of our programs have switched to a Telehealth model, Hope Services still operates 24/7 Supported Living Services in two counties in addition to our Behavioral Health Services in all the counties we serve.

We are developing a virtual learning program that will be rolled out to clients in the next several weeks, in addition we are working on details on how we open programs and still abide by social distancing guidelines for after May 31st.

May is also Mental Health Awareness Month. During these very stressful times it is even more crucial to take care of our mental health and that of our loved ones. It is important to regularly exercise, eat well, exclude negative news, limit alcohol intake, connect with people, and get as much sunlight, fresh air and nature as possible.

We thank you for caring and we wish you good health and well-being.

Warmly,

Chip Huggins

Charles “Chip” Huggins, JD
President/CEO