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Calendar of Events for 2018
  • COH Closed - Labor Day

    Dates: 03 Sep, 2018
  • 70th Anniversary Sensory Gala

    Dates: 15 Sep, 2018

    Save the Date! Barbara Olson Center of Hope 70th Anniversary Sensory Gala will be September 15, 2018.

    Giovanni's Convention Center

    610 N Bell School Road
    Rockford Illinois 61107
    Saturday, September 15th 5pm-11pm
    Semi-formal Attire Requested

    Tickets can be purchased at the Center of Hope. Tickets are $100.00 and include a complete dinner with entree choice. 

    Barbara Olson Center of Hope’s Mission is to “Help individuals with developmental disabilities reach personal goals through individualized skill development, vocational opportunities, and community service.” This year, we are celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the founding of the Center, and we are hosting one of our biggest events in our organization’s history.

     Performing live will be Sound Experience Orchestra. We will have both silent and live auctions of art, jewelry, trips, event tickets, and even a guitar autographed by Prince, and more!

    Visit an equipped Sensory room and experience visual relaxation, quiet and soothing sounds and touch that will calm you.

    Hear the Rev. Jeremy DeWeerdt, senior pastor of City First Church, and his wife Jen talk about why the Center has importance in our community and how it relates to them.

    Hear entrepreneur Mark Blazer discuss why The Blazer Foundation supports the Center and other organizations that serve the disabled.

    Most of all come, celebrate our success helping individuals with disabilities dream their dream!

  • COH Closed - Columbus Day

    Dates: 08 Oct, 2018
  • Staff Development Day - No Participants

    Dates: 22 Oct, 2018
  • Quarterly Parent Meeting (OCT)

    Dates: 22 Oct, 2018
  • COH Closed - Veterans Day

    Dates: 12 Nov, 2018
  • COH Closed - Thanksgiving Break

    Dates: 22 – 23 Nov, 2018
  • COH Closed - Christmas Break

    Dates: 24 Dec, 2018 – 01 Jan, 2019