History

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Hope House Today
Today, more than 58 years later, Hope House operates 12 homes (click HERE to see homes), and the Hope House team is truly dedicated to improving the lives of children and adults with co-occurring autism, intellectual and mental health needs. This is not a passive commitment but one that requires a daily adherence to our values and the belief that every person learns every minute, every day.  We engage and connect with our residents continuously to provide a safe and nurturing living environment in which to build opportunities of Discovery, Choice and Self-Determination.

Hope House continues to lead the growing movement of families and advocates committed to advancing the rights of people with autism, intellectual disabilities and mental health needs, driven by a belief that all people can lead their own lives with independence and dignity.

Hope House’s continuum of services assists 81 individuals in our residential care homes across 12 different sites in El Monte, Monrovia and Baldwin Park and families and through our in-home respite program Respite Reachout.

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VERY FIRST HOME
18252 Arrow Highway
Covina, CA

Hope House Beginnings

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In 1963, a group of progressive parents and community leaders had a vision to create a place where the special needs of children with multiple disabilities could be met in a loving, home-like environment.  They believed their children deserved quality care, education and the same opportunities in life as everyone else – to become visible and active members of the community where they lived and attended school.

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         Our Mission        

 

Build opportunities for discovery, choice and self-determination to improve the lives of children and adults with co-occurring autism, intellectual disabilities and mental health needs.

In a world where being different means isolation, we envision a world where people with autism, intellectual disabilities and mental health needs are respected, valued members of the community.

Our Vision

We Build Opportunities 
for Discovery, Choice and Self-Determination