Hope is inclusive
The Hope Center strives to be more than just physically ‘accessible.’
Individuals who have a disability will find inclusive spaces here where they can connect, worship, play, and grow. We hope they’ll discover an inclusive mindset, too. From special programming and respite care to an adaptive playground and an accessible farm, our hope is to build a community where everyone feels welcome.
For children with a disability, this three-hour monthly respite program is a chance to make new friends, play games, read stories, and more. For parents, it’s a well-deserved break. In partnership with Nathaniel’s Hope, this program is designed for children ages 2 to 16. Siblings ages 4 through 5th grade are welcome, too!
For those who worship at The Hope Collective, we have a team of trained volunteers at our 11 a.m. Sunday gathering who love to be “buddies” and help VIP children participate in classes—either at their grade level or in the Access classroom, a sensory friendly space with teaching at their level.
Our adaptive playground is a safe outdoor space where kids of all abilities come together to play. Open daily until dusk, Peg’s Place was financed through community generosity and a lemonade stand run by children who now regularly play here. It has fast become a place where families connect. Drop by! When you do, be sure to check out the wheelchair swing and read about Peg’s big-hearted legacy.