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.

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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Andrea's Story

My HopeAbility Andrea

Andrea loves the independence that comes with living on her own and earning a paycheck at her job. Before she became a part of the Hope Community Supports Program, she didn't have that level of independence. Now, she enjoys having extra money to spend on shopping and getting her nails done.

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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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Paul's Story

My HopeAbility Paul

Paul hit the ground running when he became a part of Hope Community Employment Services 20 years ago, and he hasn't stopped. He has worked for three different employers and has transformed his shyness to confidence. His extensive work history has also given him the opportunity to earn money to purchase his own car and rent his own apartment.

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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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Pedie's Story

My HopeAbility Pedie

Peyton “Pedie” McDonald has never missed a day of work or classes since he entered the Hope Pre-Vocational program at The Work Center in 1981. Despite his disability, Pedie earns a paycheck every week and continually learns new work-related skills.

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