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06/02/2020 Truth & Reconciliation

HopeWell acknowledges the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and so many more unheard-of black Americans at the hands of racism and white supremacy. For people of color and black people in particular, this is nothing new. Smart phones and social media have simply allowed us to live-capture the brutality and murder that

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12/02/2020 Gail’s story

In Massachusetts alone, more than 10,000 children and young adults per year are placed in foster care because their parents are unable to provide them with a safe, nurturing environment in which they can grow and thrive. Many of these young people have experienced severe trauma and neglect which places them at a higher risk

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11/23/2020 Patriots Foundation Honors HopeWell Foster Parent

We’re so proud to let you know that one of our longtime foster parents, Joan Phillips, was honored by the Patriots Foundation as a Myra Kraft Community MVP! Named in honor of the late Myra Kraft, the award honors what Myra Kraft valued most in her life—service to others. That epitomizes Joan’s work with foster

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11/05/2020 When I Think of Home 2020

On Thursday, October 29, supporters and staff of HopeWell gathered online for our second annual gala celebration, “When I Think of Home.” Featuring video testimonials from the Commonwealth’s Secretary of Health and Human Service MaryLou Sudders, City Year Senior Vice President and Dean Charlie Rose, and our family of clinicians, foster parents, and caregivers, the

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10/09/2020 Tahon’s story

Tahon Ross’s first order of business after being named principal of Stacy Middle School in Milford, MA in July 2019, was to learn the names of each student and staff member—and how to spell them correctly. “I need to get to know everybody’s name, for students and staff alike, and know what their role is

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09/23/2020 Celebrating Direct Support Professionals Week 2020

It was a joy to celebrate HopeWell’s 38 direct support professionals (DSPs) during National Direct Support Professional Recognition Week from September 13-19, especially since we were joined by the likes of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller! DSPs are those who collectively provide 24/7 support to adults with disabilities in our two

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09/13/2020 Direct Support Professional Recognition Week!

Direct support professionals (DSPs)—those members of HopeWell’s staff who work with adults in our residential homes and five staffed apartments—are integral to carrying out our mission to enrich the lives and expand the opportunities of individuals and families in need of love, support and safe places to grow and thrive. There’s Nicole, who stepped up during

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09/10/2020 Our view in the Boston Globe

In a letter to the editor of the Boston Globe sent in response to a news article about an increase in truancy reports by school officials during the pandemic, HopeWell CEO Shaheer Mustafa wrote: “The pandemic continues to expose fault lines over race and class that were largely hidden from public view just six months

09/03/2020 When I Think of Home: A Virtual Celebration

You loved our first-ever gala last year…now it’s time to mark your calendars for a special virtual gathering, since we can’t celebrate in the same ballroom together this time. Check out all the details HERE.

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06/02/2020 Truth & Reconciliation

HopeWell acknowledges the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and so many more unheard-of black Americans at the hands of racism and white supremacy. For people of color and black people in particular, this is nothing new. Smart phones and social media have simply allowed us to live-capture the brutality and murder that

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01/10/2020 Liberty Mutual Awards HopeWell a $300,000 Grant

BOSTON (Jan. 10, 2020) – Liberty Mutual Insurance today announced the first round of recipients of a $5 million philanthropic effort to support organizations in greater Boston working to reduce and end youth homelessness. Nineteen local non-profit organizations are among the first round of grant recipients announced today. Organizations awarded grants today were acknowledged during

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08/26/2019 HopeWell Joins Forces Against the Treatment of Children at the US Border

The undersigned organizations, which are committed to the prevention of child abuse and neglect and the well-being of children, write to express our grave concern with the ongoing treatment of children at the United States border. As child welfare advocates with expertise in the impact of trauma on children, we are deeply alarmed by the

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07/26/2019 HopeWell’s My First Place program receives funding from Boston Children’s Hospital

Boston, MA. 5/1/19 HopeWell is delighted to announce that it has received $75,000 over three years from Boston Children’s Collaboration for Community Health. The grant will support HopeWell’s My First PlaceTM program; an education and employment program that provides safe, stable housing, and case management support for youth who have aged out of the foster care system to

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