During my last 14 years living in Ashland, MA, I’ve joined the party watching streams of marathoners pour down Route 135. The excitement and energy of the Boston Marathon is hard to describe to those that haven’t experienced it; I know that I didn’t appreciate how much it brought the community together before I moved here. I'm excited to add to that energy by running for the House of Possibilities. Please read more about the charity below – it’s a fantastic group doing great work. I appreciate any support you can give us as we look to raise funds to help those in need.
Don’t forget that many employers match charitable donations, so if you give please check with them to see if they can help as well. If you need assistance getting information or paperwork, reach out to me.
HOPe's mission is making a difference for children, adults, and families living with developmental challenges by providing high quality programs and much needed relief and hope. We have a two-pronged focus: to provide recreational and self-improvement opportunities to special children that they may not otherwise be able to receive, and to provide a break from the stresses of caregiving to parents.
HOPe's programs are divided into adult programs and children's programs. For Adults, we offer Community Based Day Supports, which is focused on getting our clients out in the community engaging with their peers with the help of our staff. We also offer a Day Habilitation program, which utilizes our DayHab Service Plans based on each individual’s unique needs and supports the individual to improve their life skills and acquire greater independence.
Our Children's Programs are primarily focused on weekend respite. We offer Adventure Club outings to fun areas in the community, Overnight Respite (soon to be offered Friday through Sunday for full weekend respite), Snack and Chat which includes everything from planning a meal as a group, to shopping for ingredients, to cooking and enjoying food together, and many more programs. We are proud to offer programs that enable these children to make friendships, build life skills, and get out to events in the community that they may not otherwise be able to access.