By Michael Hecht
Hope Center Development
Skills Unit Manager
clients and staff of the basic skills unit at Hope Center,
located at 3475 Holly, have enjoyed a busy year of activities.
clients continue their volunteer services at sites located in
the Park Hill community. The sites include: The Park
Hill Bookstore, Zion Community Center and the Greater Park
Hill Community Food Bank. This partnership program has
rewarded at those involved with the development of rich and
continues to make weekly visits to various cultural
institutions throughout the Denver area. They include
the Denver Art Museum, Museum of Natural History,
Firefighter's Museum and the Museo del las Americas.
These visits are immeasurable to the enrichment and
enhancement of the clients lives we serve. We also
continue to enhance their overall independent living skills in
areas, such as cooking, hygiene, and safety skills.
coming year the unit will be attending, on a weekly basis,
concerts (jazz, classical, opera) presented by the Lamont
Schools of Music (affiliated with Denver University) located
in the Park Hill area.
like to welcome two new staff members to the Basic Skills
Unit. Machelle Martin and Timothy Wright. Other
staff members are Richard Wachendorfer and Mary Kearney.
December, we hosted a holiday celebration with gifts presented
by the Denver Police Dept. (District 2) located on 35th Avenue
and Colorado Boulevard - special thanks to them. Also
the Museum of Natural History presented the clients and
families with complimentary tickets to the IMAX presentation
of "Storm Chasers".
and staff have enjoyed a wonderful energizing year of personal
growth with outstanding accomplishments. The staff and
clients are looking with equal anticipation to the new year.
and healthy new year from the staff and clients of the Basic
Editors Note: GPHC is extremely
grateful for the service donated by the Hope Center Basic
Skills Unit. Because of their dedication, GPHC is better
able to serve the Park Hill neighborhood.