Stories of Hope
Bianca, a sweet 4 ½ year old girl, loves to make fairy houses out of leaves and eat the crust off her sister’s pizza. But she wasn’t always the affectionate, inquisitive, communicative child her parents know today.
As a young boy, Luke pulled his mother’s rotator cuff. He didn’t mean to, of course, but Luke has a nonverbal form of autism and bipolar disorder. When he could not communicate, he would lash out.
Beginning in early 2019, Austin Williams was a student at Hope Vocational Academy. After learning many skills that have prepared him for his current career, Austin is now working as a Clerk in Hope’s Training Department.
The first time Jaquan read a billboard, it brought tears to his mother’s eyes. She discovered her son’s learning disability when he entered kindergarten. Letters, numbers––he couldn’t retain them.
Jonah is a prankster. He has a fantastic sense of humor, and he’s always trying something new. Right now, through the Hope Vocational Academy, Jonah works at least 3-4 different job sites and loves them all.
Imagine, as a parent, not feeling safe when alone with your child because they have severe emotional outbursts. Imagine being confined to your home because these outbursts make you fearful to take your child into the community.