I entered Faces of Hope one afternoon in August two years ago, looking for a non-profit where my oldest son and I could volunteer. My son is on the Autism spectrum and needed to resocialize, after spending the last 2 1/2 years of high school in home-bound, due to health issues. Thanks to their open welcome, my son has once again bloomed into the gregarious person he was before jr. High. We've seen miracles happen for other families at Faces of Hope; Many from Just Knowing they weren't out there ALONE any more, and being different IS OK. Celebrate differences and encourage strenghts!
They need greater exposure in the media, so other families know that the center is OPEN and AVAILABLE to help them.
Without this organization many children would have no hope. I have witnessed mom's that have no other hope. FOH could not continue without the great dedicated workers that make this organization happen day to day.
I have been affiliated with Faces of Hope almost since the beginning and have witnessed Leslie's vision and mission for FOH take off and grow. I've also been privledged to watch children come into the center and for the first time participate in group activities and sports and listen to parents say "he's never done this before - please don't ever stop having soccer!" The services provided at the center are excellent and its wonderful to see children succeed. Beyond that Leslie is working with the families to realize the greatest potential of each child and begin building on those skills. Its amazing!!!
In the past year, I've seen Faces of Hope help more children and more families than I've ever seen any organization help. Whether or not the family can pay is of no consequence - the staff and volunteers of this organization constantly sacrifice to help kids with autism!
Faces of Hope is the first therapy center that helps the whole family not just the child with a disability. My son was diagnosed at age 51/2 yrs. I had no where to turn for help until Faces of Hope opened. He has gained independence, social skills. He is now interacting with other children. Thanks to Faces of Hope. I now have hope for my son.
I am the executive director of Faces of Hope and I have been blessed many, MANY times over by the children, families, and volunteers that come through our doors! We have seen so many children come out of their little shells and engage the world around them-- such a precious thing for anyone whose life is touched by a family member or friend with autism or any other developmental delay. We're a small organization with big aspirations and we're learning as we go! Our staff and volunteers are compassionate, genuine individuals. We couldn't do what we do without their dedication and support!