Dear Parent/Legal Guardian/Treatment Ally,
Here is what is happening at New Hope!
It has been an awesome month at New Hope Carolinas. We had 15 successful graduations at New Hope which represent 15 lives changed and second chances given!
New Hope has purchased two additional transport vehicles last month which is allowing us to increase our capacity for community outings while not compromising any outside appointments for our youth. The kids are loving getting out and about! We link these outings to positive choices and behaviors, so just like at home…when our youth make smart and responsible and safe decisions, they’re going to have more opportunities to do fun things.
We officially launched our first weekly Parenting Group this month and we had 13 parents sign up to participate! I wholeheartedly believe that the parents who engage with this resource are going to have a better treatment experience at New Hope. If you are interested in learning more about this free resource, please reach out to our Director of Therapy Services Rebecca Spanberg at [email protected]. This is another way that New Hope is investing in you and your youths’ treatment experience.
Yesterday, we were honored to have hosted Kevin Hines (see picture) to come speak at our facility. To learn more about Kevin, check out his information here (www.kevinhinesstory.com). Kevin is a suicide survivor and someone who is a testimony to how you can thrive despite childhood trauma or active mental health challenges. The youth at New Hope were truly engaged with his story, several of them moved to tears but expressed gratitude for the hope that he provided them. Kevin had been in 10 inpatient settings as a young man so he has literally been in the shoes of our youth at New Hope. It is so important for our youth to see success stories they can relate to so they know that there is SO much hope and potential for their lives. Kevin reiterated the importance of “never silencing your pain” and that “you are meant to be here; your life is important, beautiful and purposeful, go live it!”
Thank you for your ongoing support for New Hope’s Mission! This is not easy work but we are honored to do it and we are humbled by the opportunity to change young people’s lives.
Matt Simon, LMFT