Weʼve Got a New Name!

Dare Family Services is now HopeWell!

Why the transformation? For over a year we’ve been assessing our organization and its “ecosystem” – the complex environment it operates in, the needs of those we serve as well as our staff, sources of funding that would allow us to expand our services, and how to build on what we do best.

As part of strengthening our identity and mission we decided it was the right time to give ourselves a new name. Over the years there had been some name confusion in the marketplace with the drug use prevention organization D.A.R.E. and we wanted a name that captured our mission, growth as an organization, and optimism about the future.

As HopeWell’s President and CEO, Shaheer Mustafa, explains, “Our new name speaks to our deep interest in supporting and uplifting individuals through a combination of professional expertise, data-driven best practices, and one-on-one nurturing.”

And as Christopher Reeve put it: “Once you choose hope, anything is possible.”