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A message from Hope’s DEI Committee and Leadership Team on MLK Day

By hope_author | January 14, 2022

On behalf of the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Committee and our leadership team, the Hope Services family, we would like to take a moment to acknowledge Martin Luther King Jr. Day. As we celebrate this very important day, may we be reminded of the efforts he made to encourage people to engage in their…

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Stories From Hope in 2021

By hope_author | December 30, 2021

A few of the many stories made possible by your support in 2021. Whether it is donating and volunteering at Hope Services, or shopping at HopeTHRIFT, your contributions made our work possible in 2021, and we look forward to sharing even more progress made in 2022. Have a happy and healthy new year, From the…

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Letter From Sarah, Emmett’s Mom

By hope_author | December 28, 2021

2x-gift offer: Active Your gift: Pending Friend, it’s great to meet you — my name is Sarah, and I’m writing now about Hope Services, where my toddler, Emmett, receives specialized care for Down Syndrome. Before we came to Hope Services, I didn’t know where to turn to give Emmett his best chance at life… and I…

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Hope Services Client Advisory Committee (CAC)

By hope_author | December 16, 2021

Hope Services is seeking members for its Client Advisory Committee (CAC). Members of the committee will provide important feedback, input, and suggestions to the staff of Hope Services in order to develop new programs and/or improve current services. The Committee will also help with special projects based on its goals. The CAC will be run…

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[Video] Meet Emmett and his mom, Sarah

By hope_author | December 10, 2021

Emmett is one of 3,600+ clients across the Silicon Valley and Bay Area we serve — and we can’t get enough of his radiant smile and joy. Neither can his mother, Sarah, who found Hope Services shortly after her baby son was diagnosed with Down Syndrome.   We could go on about Emmett’s radiant personality, happiness,…

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Meet Monica

By hope_author | November 30, 2021

 Monica is friendly, she is outgoing, she has a bubbly personality and she has an intellectual disability and co-occurring mental health diagnosis. Monica is a member of the Hope Services Counseling Center where she receives behavioral health counseling and case management support. Monica is also a member of the Employment, Media & Community Connections (EMCC)…

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HopeCOMMERCE – A New Way To Shop Online!

By hope_author | November 10, 2021

Online shopping and e-Commerce had become popular before the pandemic in large part because of the convenience of shopping at anytime from anywhere. Bringing HopeTHRIFT stores online has been a goal of Chip Huggins, President/CEO of Hope Services, that has been realized this past April after working through logistics and details. Items that have been…

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Stories From Hope – Overcoming Stigma With Eric and Plamen

By hope_author | November 10, 2021

Plamen is a kind man that doesn’t want to hurt people – he just wants to be nice. Before getting help from Hope Services, people who didn’t know Plamen and met him in a public space only saw a very tall man with sores on his body and face, who stared at them with an…

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Hope Services Awarded Safeway Foundation Grant

By hope_author | November 3, 2021

The @Safeway Foundation recently awarded Hope Services a $30,000 grant through funds raised during Safeway’s 2021 ‘Boost their Ability’ campaign. Throughout August, Safeway stores collected donations at check stands in their Northern California Division. Safeway’s ‘Boost their Ability’ campaign supports programs and services designed to inspire and enable people living with disabilities. Hope will utilize…

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National Disability Employment Awareness Month – Elise’s Story

By hope_author | October 25, 2021

In October, Americans observe National Disability Employment Awareness Month by paying tribute to the accomplishments of individuals with disabilities whose work helps keep the nation’s economy strong This month, we are proud to spotlight Elise, a member of Hope’s Community Employment Program, which assists participants in achieving their career goals by helping to place them in a…

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