Making a difference for children, adults and families, living with developmental challenges by providing high quality programs and much needed relief and hope.
A world where all families having loved ones with developmental challenges are ensured access to critically needed support, in a space where children and adults can work towards achieving their highest potential.
HOPe is driven by a core belief that a nurturing environment, paired with skilled and dedicated staff, can inspire in children and adults an appreciation of their abilities and a determination to exceed the expectations of their disabilities, backed by the parents and guardians who are the warriors by their sides.
HOPe meets the needs of children and adults with disabilities and their families through programs and services that include community-based day support, day habilitation, social and recreational programs, and overnight respite.
Overnight Respite (ONR):
An option of a 1-night or 2-night Overnight Respite allows children to experience a sleepover with peers, while providing them with opportunities to engage in activities that reduce stress and promote social engagement. Activities include preparing meals, playing games, singing, engaging in community outings, and finishes with a pajama party. For caregivers, ONR allows them time to relax, recharge, and spend quality time with their other children.
Children’s Social and Recreational Programs:
Adventure Club (AC) runs on Saturdays and fosters children’s social growth and independence, as well as a sense of belonging and inclusion in the world around them as they participate in activities within the broader community. Sample activities include apple picking, mini-golf, bowling, holiday events, theater, and sporting events.
Brunch Bunch is offered twice per month and provides children with opportunities to socialize with their peers while preparing a meal or snack.
HOPeMakers is offered monthly and provides children opportunities to collaborate on a variety of projects and activities in our makerspace, which is a prepared environment that is designed to foster creativity, innovation, problem-solving, experimentation, and more.
Snack & Chat and Friend Zone runs every weekend and provides opportunities for teenagers to practice socialization while further developing the important life-skill of food preparation in addition to engaging in typical teen activities such as “hanging out” with friends, going out to dinner, or a movie.
Cheerleading Club at Stonehill College is one of several collaborations, where 8-10 of our members join their Cheerleading Squad in the fall/winter seasons for practice and cheering at home sporting events.
DayHab & Community Based Day Program
We provide adult day programming five days a week for six hours a day, where adults with disabilities are engaged with their peers and supported across the day in vocational, skill building, community integration, and recreational opportunities.
Adult Social Programs
HOPe offers a chance for adults to enjoy socializing with their peers on three Fridays each month. In HOPe Club, adults embark on activities off-campus, with some recent destinations including Laser Quest, Launch Trampoline Park, and dinner & a movie. For Friday Night Lights, participants enjoy activities and socialization at our facility.