Transition and Independence – HOPEhouse with Alex

Transition and Independence – HOPEhouse with Alex

[caption id="attachment_10989" align="alignright" width="324"] Alex works on her laundry at HOPEhouse[/caption] Alex, 20, is one of eight residents at HOPEhouse, a transition program for young adults learning independent living skills.  The program is located in a supportive, home-like environment on Cotting School’s campus. Alex applied to HOPEhouse one year ago.  Her transition is concentrated above all on the vocational track.  Therefore, she is particularly focused on gaining a variety of work experiences and the endurance required for long, independent work weeks. The five-day residential HOPEhouse transition program parallels the Cotting School academic calendar. A full schedule greets Alex each Monday morning.  This… Read More

Instructional Brunch Adds Flavor to HOPEhouse

Instructional Brunch Adds Flavor to HOPEhouse

A new addition to HOPEhouse programming has been educational, successful, and delicious.  The addition of “Instructional Brunch” started this fall, developed by the educational staff and young adults living and learning at HOPEhouse. Each week, students boarding at HOPEhouse spend time planning for meals they eat together and individually. This year they have incorporated planning for a new community meal (brunch), which usually takes place on a Friday morning.  They plan, shop, chop, prepare and serve the brunch, sometimes inviting guests to join them.  Instructional brunch has added a great deal of community building and has provided a focus for some of… Read More