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Hope services and LGBTQ+ youth

By hope_author | June 30, 2020

Hope Services is deeply committed to serving the specific needs of LGBTQ+ youth. We recognize that the LGBTQ+ community is much more likely than others to experience a mental health condition such as severe depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, thoughts of suicide, and substance abuse. Throughout our organization, Hope Services values diversity, equity, and inclusion.…

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Difficult Times!

By hope_author | June 3, 2020

These are indeed difficult times. For the past three months we’ve faced the challenge of an unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, widespread economic calamity, and an uncertain future. For the past several days, we’ve experienced civil unrest on a national scale that hasn’t been seen in nearly two generations, and I know that’s concerning to you all.…

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Hope Services is Helping Those Suffering From Mental Illness

By hope_author | May 30, 2020

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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Some of our mental health team, with masks

Hope Services Counseling Center Responds to the Coronavirus Pandemic

By hope_author | May 15, 2020

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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Jordan K. and Albert F. at work

EMCC: A Person-Centered Service

By hope_author | March 2, 2020

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

By hope_author | December 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

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

By hope_author | October 8, 2019

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 and Chris Wright, Job Developer at Hope Services

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

By hope_author | September 26, 2019

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

By hope_author | July 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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In Concert With Hope 2019

Gratitude and Success for “In Concert with Hope 2019”

By hope_author | June 7, 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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