We serve children, youth and young adults ages 8-21 with all types of developmental disabilities through high-quality programming that not only enriches their lives and expands their horizons, but also offers parents a well-deserved break from caregiving. 

Overnight Respite (ONR)

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. ONR runs every weekend, alternating between boys and girls ages 8-21, from 4:30 p.m. to 10:00 a.m. the next morning. An overnight includes helping to make dinner, play games, watch movies, sing, bake desserts, and finish with a pajama party. For parents, ONR allows them time to relax, focus on their relationship, have quality time with their other children, and recharge their batteries.

Children’s Social Programs

Adventure Club (AC) is our largest program. It runs on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. AC 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. Activities include apple picking, laser quest, trampoline parks, mini-golf, bowling, holiday events, theater, and sporting events. HOPe also offers Brunch Bunch on two Sundays per month, providing children ages 12-21 with an opportunity to socialize with their peers while preparing a meal or snack.

Teen Social Programs

HOPe offers two programs for older children: Snack & Chat (ages 18-21) and Friend Zone (ages 16-21). Snack & Chat is an opportunity to practice socialization while further developing the important life-skill of food preparation. It runs on Saturdays 12:00 - 2:30 p.m. Participants select a menu and discuss nutrition and budgeting prior to preparing and enjoying a meal. Friend Zone provides an opportunity to engage in typical teen activities such as “hanging out” with friends for an afternoon, and going out to dinner or a movie. This program runs on Sundays, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.





Overnight Respite

Ages 8-21 Weekly
Sat 4:00 pm - Sun 10:00 am

Adventure Club

Ages 8-21 Weekly
Sat 10:00 am - Sat 4:00 pm

Brunch Bunch

Ages 12-21 Twice Per Month
Sun 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Friend Zone

Ages 16-21 Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm $75

Snack & Chat

Ages 18-21 First 3 Weekends per month
Sat 12:00 pm -2:30 pm