News and Events

A Word of Gratitude for Hope’s Dedicated Volunteers

Apr 26, 2022

Dear Friends of Hope, Volunteer Appreciation Week gives us a special opportunity to recognize our volunteers’ commitment to Hope Services. I believe that our volunteers represent the heart of our mission – as a Hope volunteer, you choose inclusion, acceptance, and kindness for all. And in doing so, you deeply enrich our community. Whether working behind the scenes…

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Hope’s Senior Center Is Hiring!

Apr 21, 2022

If you’re looking for an exciting and rewarding career where you’ll find community, inspiration, teamwork, and endless possibilities, look no further than Hope Services! Our Senior Center is currently hiring passionate individuals to facilitate enrichment activities for our senior clients with intellectual and developmental disabilities! To view our open positions and submit an application, visit…

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HopeSTUDIO Receives Generous Donation of Yarn & Mentorship

Apr 13, 2022

Left: Yarn donors Cynthia & Kaye (Sand not pictured) Right: April, HopeSTUDIO Facilitator HopeSTUDIO, Hope’s center for weaving and textile creation, received an unexpected and generous gift of yarn from local business owners Kaye and Sand Luck after a chance connection April (HopeSTUDIO Facilitator) made with the donors at a local event months prior. When…

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Hope Begins Here | March Newsletter

Mar 31, 2022

Hope Begins Here is Hope Services’ Monthly Newsletter featuring important updates, impact stories, and news to keep you informed and inspired. VIEW MARCH NEWSLETTER Featured Content: Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month Video Collage of Hope Services’ Clients I AM… #MoreThanMyDisability Client Stories Celebrating Women’s History Month In Concert With Hope – Tickets Now Available Introducing Hope’s…

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I AM… #MoreThanMyDisability

Mar 28, 2022

Read the amazing “I AM…” stories of some of our clients, as they share a glimpse into who they are beyond their disability… “My name is Ramakrishna, and I am a Supervisor at HopeTHRIFT in San Jose. I actually was the kid who could not walk until the age of 5. I worked in jobs that…

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What sets HopeTHRIFT apart? It’s people.

Mar 14, 2022

Meet Phil and Shawn, the leadership team spearheading the next chapter of change and growth at HopeTHRIFT, beginning with our San Jose store. The two make a dynamic duo, combining their extensive and varied work experience to fashion the future of HopeTHRIFT. Phil, Assistant Store Manager, came to HopeTHRIFT in November, new to store management…

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Hope Begins Here | February Newsletter

Mar 2, 2022

Hope Begins Here is Hope Services’ Monthly Newsletter featuring important updates, impact stories, and news to keep you informed and inspired. VIEW FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER

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How to Celebrate Black History, This Month and Beyond

Feb 25, 2022

The Hope Services Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee would like to acknowledge February as Black History Month! According to the NAACP, “Black history is American history, but far too often the contributions of Black Americans have been neglected and ignored. The long march to freedom and equality begins with knowing our people’s origins, struggles,…

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Celebrating 70 Years of Hope

Feb 7, 2022

A Message from Hope Services President and CEO, Chip Huggins It is my great pleasure to announce the 70th Anniversary of Hope Services. This incredible milestone calls for collective celebration, along with a retrospective glance at the years that built us. We know that 70 years ago, the world was a very different place for…

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CELEBRATING INDEPENDENCE: AN UPDATE ON MAYA

Jan 27, 2022

https://youtu.be/1CDgjqCVLVY Maya first came to Hope Services in 2001. At that time, she was 18 years old seeking career and life skills training. At Hope Services, Maya discovered a richly supportive community and developed life skills which have transformed the way she lives today. In the beginning, Maya still lived with her parents and needed assistance…

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