HopeAbility Stories

You see them every day. Hundreds of people across our region going through each day with more opportunities, satisfaction and productivity because of their HopeAbility. Their HopeAbility has helped them learn job skills, improve motor skills and earn a paycheck. For more than 60 years, Hope Enterprises has enhanced the lives of people with a disability to give them…HopeAbility. These are their stories.

Chasity's Story


Chasity works at a job she loves, knows how to cook and manages her own money. She also cares for her animals, and has a driver's license that allows her to go where she wants to go. Thanks to her education, training, and participation in Hope's Community Support and Employment Services, Chasity has the skills she needs to enjoy her best life.

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Mary Rose's Story

Mary Rose

Mary Rose resides with two housemates in a nice home in Lewisburg, where Hope staff provide the support, encouragement and transportation she needs to be more involved in her community. Hope's Community Homes provide a supportive environment that helps people grow in their life skills and set and achieve new goals.

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Stacey's and Ashley's Story

My HopeAbility Stacey & Ashley

Sometimes, Hope has the opportunity to help more than one member of a family discover his or her HopeAbility. Sisters Stacey and Ashley both know firsthand the benefits of Hope's Community Supports Program. Each has gained important life skills and the freedom and support to pursue her goals and interests in the community.

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Nolan's Story

My HopeAbility Nolan

The Hope Community Supports Program helped Nolan find an opportunity to pursue his passion. Now, he gets paid to do what he loves, spending time with animals. WIth that paycheck comes a whole new level of skills. Nolan's math skills have improved as a result of budgeting and shopping for new books and movies to add to his collection.

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Kristin's Story

My HopeAbility Kristin

Kristin is one of the top producers at her job. But it took time and patience to be the best at what she does. During her transitional work experience, Kristin received a chance to excel in a real-world job setting. It’s fast-paced, but she says it's well worth the hard work.

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