Your October update from the Center of Hope

In this month’s edition, the Center recognizes our DSPs, plus a new job simulation program to teach employment skills, staff member Laura Rogers is highlighted, find out more about the recent Staff Development Day and a new grant is received. HarvestFest is fast approaching, see details below on how you can get tickets.

DSP Week: Showing appreciation for our Direct Support Professionals

Every year we say our Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) are the best, and this year is truer than ever! READ MORE

Gaining employment skills through job simulation

The Center of Hope has a new job simulation program to help the participants gain employment skills so they can earn a paycheck. READ MORE

Meet Laura Rogers

Laura Rogers is a Qualified Intellectual Disability Professional (QIDP). She’s been with the Center of Hope for 11 years. We asked Laura to share some of her thoughts about the time she has been at the Center.  READ MORE

A day devoted to staff development

Four times a year, the staff at the Center meets to develop skills that will help them better serve the participants. READ MORE

Center of Hope receives Building Bridges Transition Program grant

Barbara Olson Center of Hope is proud to announce it has received a $9,000 grant from the William S. Howard Charitable Trust for its Bridges to the Future transitions program.  READ MORE
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From our participants to you

If you are interested in purchasing hand-made dog biscuits for your pet, a potted flower in a specially designed pot, or original artwork, all by our participants, stop by or call Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.