Your January update from the Center of Hope

This month, see how the Center of Hope participants gave back during the holidays, meet staff member Kelley Peterson, learn about two new grants for the Center of Hope, and get an update on our year-end appeal campaign.

Giving back during the holidays

Each year, we like to give back to our community, since our community has had such an impact on us over the years. The participants love to go out in the community and volunteer, it doesn’t matter what the activity is and what the weather condition is. READ MORE

Meet Kelley Peterson

Kelley Peterson is the director of participant services at the Center of Hope. We asked Kelley to give us her thoughts on her time at the Center. READ MORE

Farewell Linda

Linda Ditsworth, production/direct support professional (DSP) lead, is retiring after 46 years at the Center of Hope, having started in 1975 through a youth program. Tammy Chandler, human resources generalist, shared some of her thoughts. READ MORE

Center of Hope receives two grants

Barbara Olson Center of Hope is proud to announce it has received grants from Woodward, Inc. and Powertrain Rockford. READ MORE