How We Help

We offer day services, training and employment, community living, and mental health services to children, adults, and seniors.

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Our Services

Since 1952, Hope Services has delivered a range of services to thousands of people with developmental disabilities. We currently help approximately 3,500 participants and their families, from infants through seniors, who reside in the six counties we serve: Santa Clara, San Benito, Santa Cruz, San Mateo, Monterey, and Alameda.

Our Qualifications

All Hope Services programs have been approved, authorized, and accredited (as appropriate) by the state of California, the local regional centers, county health departments, and CARF. To obtain these, Hope must demonstrate high-quality service and management.

How To Get Help

Begin by contacting your local regional center. They provide assessment and services to individuals with developmental disabilities and will have more information regarding your eligibility for Hope’s services.

For more about our services, use the links below. If you have more questions, please feel free to contact us.

Our Program Accreditations and Authorizations Assure:

  • Client rights are honored.
  • Services are needs-based.
  • Clients have input regarding their individualized Person Centered Plan
  • Clients have choice in services.
  • The frequency of service will be determined by Hope, the Regional Center, and client input.
  • Services are provided at Hope sites, in the community, or in your home, depending on the service.
  • Employment services funded by the Department of Rehabilitation may also be offered to qualifying clients.
  • Hours of service vary depending on your Person Centered Plan. Those receiving Supported Living may be supported on a 24/7 basis, but most people receive services Monday-Friday or sometimes on the weekends, depending on the service.

For appeals, complaints, and comments, see the California Department of Developmental Services website.

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Children’s Services

Our Early Intervention Services (Homestart) help children from birth to age five with individualized plans, services, and goals. We also take private clients for this program.

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Day Services

A variety of programs to provide functional training and individualized plans for safety, health, and community contributions through volunteer and/or paid work.

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Training & Employment

Hope Services provides life skills training, academic enrichment, specialized job coaching, and on-the-job training and support for those seeking work.

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Mental Health Services

Counseling and psychiatric services for children, adolescents, adults, and senior citizens with a qualifying mental health diagnosis and a developmental disability.

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Senior Services

Leisure, recreational, social, and health-related activities which serve as alternatives to work or active day programs. For anyone age 45 and up with developmental disabilities.

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Community Living Services

Supported Living Services and Independent Living Services use skill acquisition and personalized support to help developmentally disabled adults fully participate in their communities.

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