HOPE NETWORK

Rating: 4.67 stars   6 reviews

Issues: Mental Health, Disabilities, Health, Human Services

Location: PO Box 890 Grand Rapids MI 49518 USA

Mission: Hope Network is a Christian organization that empowers people with disabilities or disadvantages to achieve their highest level of independence.
Programs: Hope Network is about helping people. We believe that each person is created in God's image. This motivates us to give the people we serve the opportunity to develop and live to their fullest potential. Working with each individual, we provide a holistic approach that addresses their social, mental, spiritual, physical, and emotional needs. Integral to this process is working with and supporting their families. Together, we can imagine limitless possibilities for the people we serve. We have the expertise to address physical, neurological, developmental, and genetic disabilities, as well as challenges such as Alzheimer's disease, traumatic brain injury, mental illness, Prader-Willi Syndrome, emotional and social difficulties and many others. Some of the people we serve face barriers to employment such as a prison record, refugee status, past substance abuse, or a poor work history. Our comprehensive spectrum of services includes: ? Residential Services?a full range of living options from 24/7 supervised housing to adult foster care homes to apartments that offer once-a-week drop-in supervision. ? Vocational Services?work skills assessment, help in finding and keeping a job, vocational training, and supervised employment both in work centers and in businesses throughout the community. ? Transportation Services?rides throughout Michigan and northern Indiana to people with disabilities, the elderly, the economically disadvantaged, and those living in rural areas. ? Rehabilitation Services?for children and adults who have had neurological trauma or a disability such as cerebral palsy or traumatic brain injury due to stroke or accident. ? Behavioral Health Services?outpatient treatment and residential options for people with mental health issues and neurodevelopmental differences.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Hope Network is an organization that is commited to it's mission and values. They serve population's that are in need of support and guidance and Hope Network employees competent, diverse people who can help serve our community through their programs. I look forward to seeing how Hope Network continues to diversify and support the needs of our Michigan communities.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in understanding more about the disadvantaged and disabled populations that are in our Greater Grand Rapids area. Through their service the community is better knowledgeable about the disabled public that work and live in our communities.

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Create a stronger advocacy campaign of sending out information to businesses and schools. We as a community need to understand how to more sensitive to our disabled brother and sisters. We see the service, the vans, the offices, but understanding the vast arrary of services offered through Hope Network would be more impactful in our community.

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

Great organization. Excellent at being efficient in use of resources. Great quality of services and a great vision for the community. One of the United Ways best investments.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Working with the staff.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Expand the efficiency of the organization to other non-profits

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 3 stars  

Hope Network has been a special gift to our family. It has opened our eyes to those around us that need our help. We see the wonderful action that Hope Network is doing by helping so many with jobs and rides.
The people that work there are amazing and so dedicated to doing the best they can. It has been a pleasure to watch Hope Network grow for the good of us all.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the legacy event

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Help more people outside Hope to do more hands on volunteering

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

Hope Network has provided resources and support for the Developmentally Disabled population for longer than any other local organization. They dignify each and every individual and are respectful and sensitive to the needs of the person, family and the community. It is a true wrap around approach .

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Looking at the emotional, academic, social and environmental needs of persons with developmental disablities and providing them in a structured, safe and secure environment.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I volunteered for Hope Network for the Legacy Event in November 2010. I didn't realize the monumental impact Hope Network has had on the community over the years and continues to have throughout Michigan. It was an amazing event and truly moving to hear about Toby's inspirational journey with the support of Hope Network and see him accept the 2010 Independence Award. Hope Network is a wonderful organization and I will continue to support them in every way possible.

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Hearing the story of Toby Janiga and how he was told he will never be able to do anything on his own. With the help of Hope Network, Toby was able to start and maintain his own business.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Continue to put on events in the community to get more people involved and understand the positive impact Hope Network presents.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Hope Network truly makes a difference in thousands of people’s lives every day. They are an organization that is filled with passion and dedication which is so hard to come by.
Hope Network has allowed me to see a different side of wonderful people in our community today. This organization paints a great picture of a perfect community. They take everyone in, help all and open their arms to everyone no matter what their disability or disadvantage may be.
This organization does so much for the state of Michigan, If only everyone in our world had the mentality of those who work at Hope Network our world would be perfect

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I have personally seen the kindness and emotional support that Hope Network gives to their consumers. I am able to see the consumers that Hope Network serves daily and the lives they touch.

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Advertise this company all over the United States, our country needs more programs like Hope Network.

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