Welcome to the Hi-Hope Service Center!
Hi-Hope Service Center is a 57 year old nonprofit located in Lawrenceville, Georgia, in the heart of Gwinnett County, just outside of Atlanta. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit governed by a volunteer board of directors.
Hi-Hope Service Center cultivates community for adults with developmental disabilities by connecting them with integrated opportunities for learning, work and leisure.
Hi-Hope Service Center envisions a world where people with developmental disabilities experience acceptance and inclusion as full community members.
OUR VALUE STATEMENT:
Hi-Hope believes that all adults with developmental disabilities should be recognized as valuable, contributing community members and have the opportunity to live, work and play in integrated community settings. We communicate that adults with developmental disabilities are a resource for our community and our focus is on the substance of their contributions.
Furthermore, we recognize that the alternative to a program like Hi-Hope for individuals with developmental disabilities is often one of isolation, stagnation and devaluation. Offering individuals the opportunity to build community, experience personal growth and obtain significance is the life-transforming work to which Hi-Hope aspires. Our community is changed when all individuals are welcomed. Working to show our community that we are more alike than we are different from individuals with developmental disabilities enriches our community. Our community is transformed when all of us can participate and contribute.
- Have value and should be treated with dignity and respect
- Can contribute to the community
- Should be supported in ways that are important to and important for them
- Have the right to make choices about their services which should:
- Be person-centered
- Be delivered in a caring manner
- Be of quality
- Focus on abilities