News and Events

Challenging Stigma During National Suicide Prevention Month

Sep 15, 2021

September marks National Suicide Prevention Month, to bring awareness to the warning signs of suicide and to the resources available to prevent it. Hope Services wants to end the stigma surrounding talking about suicide. We also want to provide people with resources necessary to prevent death by suicide. Let’s change the language we use and…

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Taking Small Steps Toward Great Progress – Theodore’s Story

Aug 25, 2021

Theodore is a young man with a humorous personality. In his free time, Theodore likes to cook and enjoys helping his mother in the kitchen. Theodore’s other hobbies include drawing, listening to music, puzzles, and board games. One of Theodore’s strengths is his fantastic memory. He can retain many facts about animals, shows, and movies.…

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Planning For a Bright Future – Garth and Jeanne Gives Back

Aug 25, 2021

When Jeanne and Garth’s son Rob was young, they were worried about whether they could find a program that would meet his needs after he aged out of the public-school postsecondary program. Their anxieties grew over time, but while Rob was in his postsecondary program, they learned about a new Hope Services community-based program. Jeanne…

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Celebrating National Nonprofit Day

Aug 16, 2021

The United States celebrates National Nonprofit Day on August 17 each year to recognize and honor the positive impact nonprofits have on communities and causes around the world. At Hope Services, our mission is to improve the quality of life for people with developmental disabilities and mental health needs and we would not be able…

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A Celebration of Independence – Maya’s Story

Jul 19, 2021

Meet Maya, Hope’s client and front desk receptionist. Before living independently, Maya used to be fearful of crossing the street by herself to attend the day program at Hope’s Whittier office. Maya used to have a friend meet her at the intersection to make sure she made it safely across the street without falling, if…

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Disability Pride Month – Ramakrishna

Jul 19, 2021

In celebration of #DisabilityPrideMonth, we are proud to spotlight our very own Ramakrishna “Krishna” Voleti, a client at Hope Services and team member at HopeTHRIFT. At the age of 5, Krishna was unable to walk independently, and a diagnosis from the doctor left his family with little hope for the future. Defying all odds, Krishna…

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Happy New Fiscal Year!

Jun 30, 2021

Dear Hope Services Family,  This fiscal year end 2020/2021 has been a great year for us and I feel very proud of what has been achieved and very appreciative of all the hard work put in by the Hope Services team. Last year at this time, we were faced with a very gloomy future of…

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Letter from the CEO – Hope’s Plan to Re-open In-Person Services

Jun 15, 2021

Dear Hope’s clients, caregivers, and family members, I want to thank each and every one of you for your patience and understanding as we collectively navigate the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. At this time, we’re pleased to announce that we have established a timeline for our team and clients to return to in-person services. Our office will begin…

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Hope Services Counseling Center Responds to the Coronavirus Pandemic

Jun 7, 2021
Some of our mental health team, with masks

Dealing with mental health challenges and having an intellectual disability, going through a scary pandemic, and a stay-at-home policy are major challenges of these unprecedented times. How can we help our clients to safely deal with all of this? In March 2020, the coronavirus pandemic resulted in an unprecedented and historic shelter in place order…

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Hope Services is Helping Those Suffering From Mental Illness

May 26, 2021
May is Mental Health Awareness Month

This month is very different than any other month for people suffering from depression, anxiety, bipolar, schizophrenia and other mental conditions because of isolation and lack of personal contact to friends, family and therapists. Their ongoing struggles with dealing with their condition has worsened since March 16. According to National Alliance on Mental Illness, nearly…

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