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HopeSparks

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Community Mental Health Centers, Developmentally Disabled Centers, Disabilities, Family Services, Human Services, Mental Health, Mental Health Disorders

Mission: We strengthen families by inspiring courage and confidence to make a lasting change.

Target demographics: Since 1895, HopeSparks has been providing behavioral health, family services, and basic needs to children and families in Tacoma and Pierce County. HopeSparks is a recognized leader in behavioral health, early intervention, kinship care, home visiting, and parent education. Each year, thousands of children and families turn to HopeSparks for critical and life-changing support.

Direct beneficiaries per year: During 2020, we served 3,923 families and provided 20,795 counseling sessions and home visits. In addition, we distributed 15,023 items through our HopesCloset.

Geographic areas served: Pierce County, Washington

Programs: At HopeSparks, we envision a world where all children and families are safe, secure, and stable. Our mission is to strengthen families by inspiring courage and confidence to make a lasting change. HopeSparks programs serve children and families in Pierce County who face trauma, abuse, and overwhelming life challenges.

Community Stories

11 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

HopeSparks is doing amazing work in our community, I'm honored to support their mission.

Carolyn113

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hope sparks helped me with clothes and school supplies many times. Also with my utility bill. My grandson had counseling with Joe and it helped him completely change his time in school. All the people are so nice.

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HopeSparksFamily 08/09/2016

We are honored to be able to serve you and your family. We hope that your grandson has another successful school year!

Advisor

Rating: 5

I have worked with the Board and staff of HopeSparks. Without exception, they demonstrate through word and deed an unrivaled dedication to effective, compassionate care that transforms lives for the better. It shows in everything from the enthusiasm of the CEO, to the professionalism of the providers, to the sparkling clean, welcoming and engaging facilities.

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HopeSparksFamily 08/09/2016

Thank you so much for your continued dedication to helping light the way for both children and families!

1 Selin C.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Just walking in to HopeSparks, you can tell it's not like most community mental health agencies. It's bright and warm and welcoming, and makes you feel good to be there.

Staff are deeply valued and supported, and it makes it possible for them to do the challenging and amazing work that they do.

This is a special, transformative place, for clinicians, as well as families. If only all of community mental health was this positive, hopeful, and wisely-managed!

Donor

Rating: 5

I am a proud donor supporting HopeSparks. Their 120+ year history of serving kids, adults, and families in Pierce County is inspiring to me as a nonprofit executive. Creating lasting change in people's lives takes dedication, hard work, and a heart for others. In my experience with HopeSparks, they embody all of these qualities and more. They are a Great Nonprofit and deserve recognition for the work they do to help the community.

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HopeSparksFamily 08/09/2016

We deeply appreciate the kind words and continued support to HopeSparks! We hope to continue to inspire courage and confidence as well as create lasting change in people's lives! Thank you for your partnership!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I've watched HopeSparks change lives in my community for years. I'm proud to play a role in this beautiful organization. HopeSparks brings lasting, positive change into people's lives. I'm especially impressed that they are able to provide healing and assistance to people while ensuring they have the dignity they need to hold their heads high in their communities.

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HopeSparksFamily 08/09/2016

Thank you for dedicating your time and energy to helping us fulfill our mission!

Board Member

Rating: 5

The difference at HopeSparks is the people (entire team) that serve the community every day with their whole heart. They care. They want to inspire change and are committed to the community. They take their work seriously and devote time to be professionals at what they do. I am impressed each time I visit and grateful to serve on the board.

Donor

Rating: 5

HopeSparks allows everyone that walks into their doors to experience the love and respect that allows you to make that next step. There is just a sense of home, warmth, and acceptance in their spirit. If you know anyone in need, or if you are looking for a place to help your community..... you have found your space.

V. Dean-Bullinger

Donor

Rating: 5

It is our privilege to help support HopeSparks. They truly make a difference in our community.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

HopeSparks is incredibly dedicated to serving families and supporting them through their biggest challenges. The staff is warm and welcoming, and the service providers support clients every step of the way on the journey to being strong, confident, and healthy. It's clear that people who work at HopeSparks are fulfilling their life's work of helping people who need it the most.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered for HopeSparks for only one day, helping to organize clothes for their basic needs bank. What I witnessed was a profound commitment to help their community, the people in need all around us. HopeSparks staff have found their calling. They reach people where they are and help them in all sorts of ways. I will be volunteering here again. My help was valuable for them and it was a valuable experience for me. Maybe next time I will bring my daughter!

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