Social Growth and Fun in the Community

Children love to have fun and socialize with their peers, especially those children with developmental disabilities. Disabilities can create a challenge for families looking to engage their child in a safe, social environment. At HOPe we understand these difficulties and wanted to build a fun, nurturing program to facilitate such a unique experience. As a result, the Adventure Club has thrived as a cornerstone program of HOPe since we opened our doors. Adventure Club pairs highly qualified, caring staff with our special children in a rotation of exciting field trips around Eastern Massachusetts.

The Adventure Club operates Saturday afternoons from 10am - 4pm. For more information contact Mary O’Toole at extension 17. This program offers unique opportunities for children and young adults ages 8-21 to enjoy a full day of interactive fun and socializing in a carefully supervised, supportive environment. In addition to the children enjoying a day of activities, the Adventure Club also opens up Saturday afternoon for the other members of the care-taking family, allowing them to catch up on tasks or simply rest and recharge. Caregivers pay a program fee for each outing, and we cover the costs of staffing, transportation, and admission to the outing for each child participating.

Some of our recent Adventure Club outings include:

  • Patriots training camp
  • Kimball Farm
  • Museum of Science
  • Boston Duck Boats
  • George’s Island Retreat
  • Frozen on Ice
  • Apple/Pumpkin Picking

For more information contact Mary O’Toole at extension 17.

“HOPe provides us with much needed respite on the weekends. We feel completely at ease bringing our child to a place where staff are caring and nurturing, and we can truly enjoy our time off. We are so grateful for the services at HOPe.” Mary S. - Parent
“HOPe provides me much needed respite to spend time with my older two children and be able to take them out in the community without feeling the pressure of all my attention on Jacob.” Ilana A - Parent
“Molly Love’s to go out and explore! She loves to swim, go out on the boats, waterslides and jump on trampolines.” Lisa B - Parent
“Nobody would take my child – my family, my neighbors. They just couldn’t provide the level of care for my son that he needs. HOPe can and they do. I am thankful to the staff at HOPe for building a place that makes us feel at home.” Susan - Parent