Information provided by Hope Services.
Hope Services issued a recent release on a grant award of $5,000 from the Community Foundation for San Benito County. The nonprofit group works to provide programs and services for the developmentally disabled and those with mental health needs in the Silicon Valley and the Central Coast.
“Hope Services believes the world is a better place when people with disabilities are accepted and fully integrated into the community,” said Hope Services President/CEO Charles “Chip” Huggins. “Funding from Community Foundation for San Benito County will enable us to provide services and programs to our clients in this more remote area which we are proud to serve.”
The Community Matching Impact Grant is comprised of a $5,000 award from the foundation and is matched dollar for dollar by an individual funder. Selected from among 33 nonprofit applicants vying for $160,000, the grant marks the first time Hope Services has received funding from the Community Foundation. The matching grant will support Hope’s Employment, Media and Community Connections and Community Employment programs in San Benito County. This funding will enable Hope to address its mission to improve the quality of life for its clients by developing new opportunities for clients seeking employment, as well as providing support services to clients who are working.
“The Community Foundation for San Benito County is very pleased to support you in this endeavor, and we hope you achieve all your goals and expectations for this project. Thank you for your efforts in making San Benito County a better place to live!” said Salina Chacon, grants and projects manager with the foundation.
According to the release, Hope Services provides programs and services to 3,500 people with developmental disabilities and their families in six Bay Area counties including San Benito, Alameda, Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, Monterey, and San Mateo. Services are offered from infants through senior citizens, including: children’s services (ages 0-5); day services, including site-based and community-based programs; employment and job training; mental health services; senior services; and community living services. Hope Services is accredited by CARF International.