BENEFITING: VILLA OF HOPE
EVENT DATE: Oct 01, 2016
Sarah Heisman wrote -
Since 1942, Villa of Hope has risen to meet the needs of the community time and time again. Through caring for increasing numbers of young people whose lives were impacted by abuse, poverty and family histories of mental illness and drug problems, the Villa evolved into a leader in behavioral health, mental health, substance abuse treatment and trauma-informed care.
Seventy-five years later, the world and our community has changed so much. One thing remains – our youth and families need love, they need help…they need hope. The work being done by the Villa for youth and families is absolutely critical, particularly now when our community is facing extreme poverty, deadly opioid epidemics, teen suicide, cyber-bullying, sex trafficking and violence. We know more than ever before about the consequences of trauma, how it impacts brain development in youth, and how it can tear families and communities apart. Programs at Villa of Hope are tailored to meet the needs of each youth and family to heal from trauma and renew Hope for their future.