HopeSpoke COVID-19 Virus Update
As you know, this is a difficult time for many and HopeSpoke is committed to providing behavioral health and mental health services as best we are able now and in the future. We have implemented some changes for those coming for services to ensure the safety of all children, adults, and family members as well as our staff. Outpatient Services Therapists and Outpatient School Therapists will be working remotely seeing clients through telehealth beginning next week. We are holding the Extended Day Treatment Program from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. In addition, we have limited visitors at the Therapeutic Group Home and have instituted hand washing and temperature taking for those coming to our offices. And of course even more cleaning and sanitizing of our offices to keep people safe. Our beloved therapy dogs, George and Teddy, are staying home at this time. There are more program adaptations coming and we invite you to Follow Us On Facebook for the most up to date information.
HopeSpoke’s Event Cancelled; Needs Greater Than Ever!
Yesterday afternoon HopeSpoke Board and staff members made the difficult decision to cancel the Gourmet Comfort Classic event scheduled for May 8, 2020. This is in response to the COVID-19 virus and the directives to limit even smaller gatherings of people. We want everyone to stay safe during this crisis.
We are so grateful for all of our sponsors and participating restaurants and as soon as we are able to; we will be sharing a letter letting our supporters know of the cancellation and thanking our sponsors and restaurants for their support. The letter will also be shared via social media and on our web page. Last year’s event raised over $70,000 to support our mission. The loss of the event this year will mean a potential loss of revenue of $37,000 at a time when our community needs are growing and the costs of program adaptations continues to evolve. In lieu of attending an event and donating or buying a $75 ticket; If you are able to give a gift of any size at this time, we would be grateful. To Support HopeSpoke Now!
HopeSpoke 2018-2019 Annual Report
Celebrating our 70th anniversary in 2019, we have embraced our rich history and looked forward with great promise. Our agency, no matter what its name, has always been devoted to responding to and meeting the needs of our community. (taken from the letter from Katie McLeese Stephenson, Executive Director, and Dr. John P. Neal, Board President).
Our impact included 17,315 sessions provided to children, adults, and families in the Outpatient programs and so much more. To read our full annual report, please go to HopeSpoke 2018-2019 Annual Report.