We hope you are enjoying the changing colors and cooler temperatures that fall has to offer. Much has been written about the positive value of gratitude, taking stock of the myriad opportunities, experiences and people that brighten our days. Gifts, large and small, surround us: the promise of a sunrise, the shelter of home, the joy of children, the support of friends and family, the collegiality of those with whom we work, the wisdom of those who cross our paths, the unexpected delight of reconnecting with old acquaintances, the comfort of pets and the magnificence of a sunset, to name a few.
As Thanksgiving approaches, it is a good time to pause and recognize how fortunate we are to do this work and to have the help and support of so many people to carry out our mission. We marvel at the resilience and courage of the young people who come through our doors and ask us to walk beside them on their journey toward adulthood. We are grateful to our volunteers, donors, and collaborative partners who work with us to help these young people. Without all of you, the work of The Hope Center would not be possible. Thank you.