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About Us

Our vision is 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 toward achieving their highest potential.

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Our Facility

HOPe operates out of an 11,000 square foot handicap-accessible facility on the campus of Stonehill College in Easton, MA. It is purposely non-institutional, but rather welcomes its members with all the warmth of a “home away from home”

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Our Impact

HOPe seeks to improve the lives of its members and their families by providing high-quality programing while giving caregivers time to refuel so they can tend to their health and the well-being of the entire family. HOPe’s families report faster rates of progress against individual goals, reduced depression and anxiety among participants, increased health of caretakers and their families, higher confidence among participants, and greater positive interactions among peers and family as a result of HOPe’s programs.




hours of services provided annually

HOPe operates 7 days a week year-round, including day programs during the week and overnight respite on the weekends.


The percentage of Members attending multiple programs

HOPe takes a wholistic approach to support, providing a variety of programs to meet the many needs of the individual and their family.


Number of communities Served in MA and beyond

Participants have come to HOPe from Greater Boston and surrounding areas, and even New Hampshire and Rhode Island.


Our Programs


Children’s Programs

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


Adult Programs

We offer adults the chance to grow independently, socialize with peers and participate in the local community. Our unique location on the beautiful Stonehill College campus gives us unlimited opportunities to enrichment the lives of our adults.  


Giving Opportunities

The kindness and generosity of HOPe’s community makes it possible for HOPe to continue to provide an increasing number of families support and relief in their life-long commitment to care for their member.


Major Gifts & Planned Giving

Some families appreciate designating their gift for specific items or programs which have special meaning for them, such as helping to fund a new service, supporting the continued professional development of our staff, or ensuring the sustainability of HOPe into the future.

Gala & Auction

Each spring, HOPe holds an annual Gala & Auction to bring our community together in celebration and support of our mission and families. This special event provides for 30% of the charitable giving needed to run HOPe's programs on an annual basis.

Annual Campaign

Many of our programs are heavily subsidized by charitable contributions so that families can obtain support without a heavy financial burden. HOPe's Annual Campaign allows us to continue to provide high-quality programs for our children and adults by supporting day-to-day expenses while allowing us to keep program fees low.