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HOPE during the Holiday’s

The holiday season is a time of family, traditions, and kindness, and it also can be a time of hardship, stress, and grief. At HOPE, we wish you a holiday season filled with opportunities to build relationships, to be safe…

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Interview with Melody Centeno, MSW

We met Melody Centeno when she spoke at the National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect this spring. She embodies so much of what HOPE stands for: the healing told of sustained nurturing relationships, and how safe stable and equitable…

Parenting through Divorce with HOPE

Hello out there, HOPE family. I joined HOPE at the start of this year to help the team bring HOPE to the West Coast. I’m a Bay Area girl living in Portland. Well, to be more precise, I’m a New…

Positive Childhood Experiences in Ojibwe Culture

HOPE knows that all families, communities, and cultures have inherent strengths. In recent webinars with The Montana Institute, we've learned real world examples of this from co-presenters at the Minnesota Indian Women's Resource Center (MIWRC). Zhawin Gonzalez, or Wasegabo, is…

Relationships are Key: Supporting Underserved Students

Today’s post is based on an interview with Brooke Adams, a first-generation college graduate with a master’s degree in social work and a passion for working with students from under-resourced communities. Please introduce yourself and your work for our blog…

Building Relationships and a Better Foster Care System

Today’s post is based on an interview with Elliott Orrin Hinkle (they/them), an alumnus of the Wyoming Foster Care System. They are an advocate for child welfare, mental health, and the LGBTQ population. Nationally they work as a consultant to the…

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