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Hope Services Counseling Center Responds to the Coronavirus Pandemic

May 15, 2020
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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EMCC: A Person-Centered Service

Mar 2, 2020
Jordan K. and Albert F. at work

Employment, Media & Community Connections is an important program at Hope. It uniquely combines media training and employment to improve the quality of clients’ lives. Education, volunteer activities, and paid work enable them to become valuable members of the community. Let’s meet some of the current participants. Jordan K. “Hope has helped me overcome challenges…

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Hope Client Featured in 2019 Wish Book

Dec 3, 2019

Every holiday season since 1983, the San Jose Mercury News has had a Wish Book. It’s a program that tells stories of people in need, their hopes and desires, and solicits donations to help make them happen. This year they’ve included a story about Catalina Lynberg, a Hope client and Project SEARCH success. (We featured…

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Amy and John: Worthy Recipients of the Larry Schott Humanitarian Award

Oct 8, 2019
Amy and John

The Larry Schott Humanitarian Award was established by Gene and Dianne Ravizza to honor a Hope client/family member, volunteer, or staff who embodies Larry’s traits of treating others with gentleness, respect, and fairness. Dianne was Larry’s sister and a Hope Services board member. She introduced Larry to Hope Services, and he became a trustee and…

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Catalina’s Story: A Hope Services and Project SEARCH Success

Sep 26, 2019
Catalina and Chris Wright, Job Developer at Hope Services

Catalina was born with congenital heart disease. Open heart surgery at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford saved her life, but at a cost: a hypoxic brain injury left her with cerebral palsy. She became a client of Hope Services in 2015. For a year she received personalized support in Project SEARCH, one of Hope’s…

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Emery’s Story

Jul 25, 2019

During the pregnancy Emery’s parents learned that he had Down syndrome. They didn’t know what to expect, or what to do. It was “scary” when Emery would wake up and just do nothing. But once Emery was enrolled in Hope’s Homestart early intervention program, progress was rapid. After just three weeks with Amy, his physical…

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Gratitude and Success for “In Concert with Hope 2019”

Jun 7, 2019
In Concert With Hope 2019

With over 400 sponsors, partners, and supporters in attendance Hope Services raised over $379,000 at its inaugural In Concert With Hope benefit – featuring GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Booker T. Jones, and two-time GRAMMY nominee Mindi Abair and The Boneshakers – on Thursday, May 30 on the grounds of Villa Montalvo. Proceeds will support…

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