Hope Haven is excited to introduce their newest tutor, Whitney Hawkins. Whitney comes to Hope Haven with over 12 years of extensive experience working with student’s of varying exceptionalities within Special Education for Pre-K through 8th Grade. This vast experience includes, but is not limited to, direct teaching in Mild-Moderate/Mod-Severe self-contained classrooms, CSS, EBD, VI, … Continue reading Hope Haven Welcomes a New Tutor, Whitney Hawkins!
With the help of corporate donations, volunteers and staff, we’re making progressive changes that ultimately will have a positive effect on our students, families and working environment. As part of RED Day, an annual event dedicated to improving local communities, more than 50 employees from Keller Williams Atlantic Properties donated their time and … Continue reading GOOD THINGS ARE HAPPENING AT HOPE HAVEN!
April is National Autism Awareness Month and what a great opportunity to not only promote autism awareness but autism acceptance and to draw attention to the tens of thousands facing an autism diagnosis each year. In Jacksonville, FL, Hope Haven, one of the community’s leading nonprofit providers of specialized services for children and their families, … Continue reading Hope Haven Helping to Draw Attention to Families Facing an Autism Diagnosis
JACKSONVILLE, Fl. – Jacksonville University is hosting the World’s Largest Water Balloon Fight in hopes to win the Guinness World Record for the community. On March 3, 2018, over 150,000 water balloons will be loaded and ready for battle. There is a one dollar entry to participate in the event, and all proceeds will be … Continue reading HELP WIN A GUINNESS WORLD RECORD FOR JACKSONVILLE WHILE SUPPORTING A LOCAL NON-PROFIT
Meet Marie, An Administrative Assistant who has been with hope Haven for more than 10 years! Chances are, you and your family have had several encounters with Marie, but take a look at some fun facts you may not have known about her! Tell us about what you do here! “I schedule the families who … Continue reading Employee Spotlight | Meet Marie
Meet, Amber Churchsapp, our BASICS After School Program Lead! Q: Tell us about what you do here at Hope Haven! I provide instruction, support and supervision for the BASICS program for youth and young adults with special needs and disabilities. I plan daily schedules for staff and students that offer a wide range of activities, but not … Continue reading Employee Spotlight | Amber
Meet Chante: “Being a valuable and contributing part of society is a dignity everyone deserves.” In spring of 2016, Chante graduated from Hope Haven’s Project SEARCH; a highly successful job skills and internship program for young adults with special needs. Empowered by her new sense of self-sufficiency she asked to volunteer in Hope Haven’s FAAST … Continue reading
Meet Nala: Most people probably don’t know that children with Down syndrome are 20 to 30 times more likely to develop leukemia than kids without Down syndrome. Nala’s mom, Erna, had only been to Hope Haven for Nala’s speech therapy, but when Nala was diagnosed with leukemia Terri, Hope Haven’s Director of Education came to … Continue reading Nala’s Blossoms. A Hope Haven Story
I was Department Head for Speech, Language and Hearing services, during which time I worked as a Speech/Language Pathologist both on-site and throughout the community providing speech and language services for children and families who manifested a wide spectrum of conditions and disabilities. This, many times, involved working within an interdisciplinary team such as performing … Continue reading Meet the Hope Haven Team | Tim
Hope Haven, one of Northeast Florida’s leading nonprofit providers of specialized services for children and their families, announced today that its Board of Directors has selected Stella E. Johnson as the organization’s new Chief Executive Officer. Ms. Johnson currently serves as the Executive Director of the Family Nurturing Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the … Continue reading Hope Haven Names New Chief Executive Officer