April 9, 2021
HOPE Herald
Updates and Acknowledgements
To our wonderful HOPE Group families,

We hope you are all doing well as we work our way into 2021! We would like to thank you for letting us into your lives and families. We value the relationships and community that we are and we look forward to continued success stories and new accomplishments to make.

Warm wishes to you and your loved ones and wishing you a beautiful Spring!

Sincere regards,

The HOPE Group Team
Message from our DDD Coordinator

If you have questions regarding leftover hours from a previous authorization, please reach out to your DDD Support Coordinator through the Division, they will be able to assist you with that. All other authorization questions may be sent to Tiffanee Tomlinson at tiffanee@hopegroupaz.com or at 480-610-6981 Ext. 1115. Also, if you are needing more hours, please reach out to Tiffanee and she will be glad to help you in any way she can!
Name: Melissa Van Hook
Birthday: May 4th
Work Title:  
Vocational Rehabilitation Coordinator
Favorite Food: 
Shredded Beef Tacos
Favorite Movie: Inception
Hobby you love to do: Hanging out with family & friends and doing jigsaw puzzles on my Kindle. 
Dream Vacation:  Attend Formula 1 race in Italy and then tour Italy.
Famous person you would love to meet: 
Elon Musk
One goal you are working on: Getting healthy...really healthy!
Our HOPE Group Team

Lori Cairns, Owner Extension 1124
Shelby Cairns, Manager of State Services Extension 1114
Kristine Bennett, HR Coordinator Extension 1111
Tiffanee Tomlinson, DDD Coordinator Extension 1115
Faith Leonard, Community Outreach Coordinator Extension 1123
Melissa Van Hook, Vocational Rehabilitation Coordinator Extension 1131
Allison Kolanko, Coaching Supervisor and Program Coordinator akolanko@hopegroupaz.com
Fiona Falbo, Employment and Marketing Specialist
Yeou-Luen Ni, Office Clerk
HOPE Group is hiring Direct Service Providers and HOPE Coaches! If you know of someone that could be a good fit, have them visit: https://hopegroupaz.com/jobs/apply-now/
Vtrack Support: If you needing help with your Parent Portal or wanting one in order to sign your timesheets with limited contact with your child's provider, you can reach them at support@vtrackbilling.com or by calling 833-887-2251 (833-VTRACK1)
Along with continuing to offer Habilitation & Respite Services, HOPE Group is now offering Vocational Rehabilitation Services. VR Services provides much needed support for teens and adults with Autism and other related disorders through job search, placement, retention and daily living skills that aid in cultivating independence for our clients.

If you are interested in learning more about these services or have any questions, please contact our VR Coordinator, Melissa Van Hook, at mvanhook@hopegroupaz.com.
April 10, 2021
Best Buddies Friendship Walk at Temple Diablo Stadium: Virtual Walk and Celebratory Car Drive

Virtual Option
Hosted via Facebook Live
9:30 AM: Live Stream Begins 

In-Person Option
Official Celebratory Drive-Thru Parade
Tempe Diablo Stadium
2200 W Alameda Dr
Tempe, AZ 85282
9:00 AM: Check-In
9:30 AM: Opening Ceremonies Begin
9:45 AM: Celebratory Car Parade Begins
10:15 AM: Top Fundraiser Awards Announced
10:30 AM: Event Ends

May 1, 2021
9:00-2:00 pm at Desert Willow Conference Center
4340 E Cotton Center Phoenix, AZ 85040

AUTISM EXPO is a FREE RESOURCE FAIR for families, caregivers and individuals to connect with supports in Arizona. Over 70 Exhibitors Representing Arizona’s Best Autism Services & Supports with 4 Informative Workshops with Expert Speakers and Crucial Topics
The 4-1-1 on VR
Melissa Van Hook
HOPE Group
Everyone Gets To Go: Inclusion Tools For Family Fun!
Melanie Isaacs
Pal Experiences
Pathway to Work-We Are The Change
Amy Dill, Maureen Mills, Lisa Silva
Pathway to Work
Autism 101
Cynthia Macluskie
Autism Society of Greater Phoenix

 Raffle Featuring 55” LED TV and other Great Prizes
 Complimentary Directory and Tote Bag
 Free Parking & Admission
Learn more at
To ensure the safety of guests and vendors, the following procedures will be implemented:
Face covering requirement
Paced flow of guests
Hand sanitizer stations
Temperature check upon entrance

HOPE Group | Phone: 480.610.6981 | Fax: 480.898.7419 | Website: http://hopegroupaz.com/