Our impact by where we serve – a strong investment in our community
Since our founding, our strategic focus has been to address unmet community needs. We work collaboratively with state agencies, school systems and other providers to build a stronger community for our most vulnerable citizens.
In 2017, we have provided
Number of hours served for children and adults: 62,000 hours
Number of towns served: 80
Number of participants in multiple programs: 2,500
Number of FREE overnight respites offered: 65 evenings
Since our founding in 2009, we have served
Number of children served over 1,600
Number of hours served for children and adults: est. over 300,000
Number of participants in multiple programs: est. over 9,500
Our impact by the numbers – a strong investment in families
We believe respite care is a necessity for the whole family. Because of this belief, we financially invest to ensure that our families are able to access our services by currently offering free weekend respite care and significantly reduced fees for outings and activities.
Since our founding, we have seen tremendous growth in the number of participants in multiple programs. This fact demonstrates that children are coming to us now for more than one program or service; we are taking care of each child holistically and their families find great benefit with this support.
As a result, our family’s lives are changed. They are able to recharge and refresh, and in doing so, experience fewer symptoms of depression and anxiety. Our families report that their family is stronger, happier, and have a better quality of life. They are able to be more present and whole to their children and family, and the family unit as a whole is strengthened. Because of this, we can say without a doubt that we are changing the paradigm of what support looks like for families.
Our impact by strong stewardship – strong investment in our long-term mission
Our program continues to grow because of the quality of services that we provide. This growth has been made possible by the support we receive from our generous contributors. HOPe practices strong stewardship by meticulous planning and management of its’ entrusted resources. Because of this strong and prudent stewardship, we have been able to offer relief to our most vulnerable citizens regardless of means.
As a measure of our growth, we use the Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR), which is the rate things have grown per year over a certain period. The five year CAGR for our program revenue has been 48%, while the CAGR for our program expenses has only been 28% for the same period. The CAGR for service hours for our programs since 2011 has been 63%. We continue to rely on support from our donors to bridge the gap between what is required to fund our critically needed respite programs and what families are able to afford.