Hope House Newsletter Fall 2019

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Fall 2019

LYNNE SEAGLE CELEBRATES 40 YEARS WITH HOPE HOUSE “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.� John Quincy Adams

in Virginia to provide support for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities exclusively in their own homes.

Lynne Seagle began her career at Hope House Foundation as a direct support professional while attending Old Dominion University. This year, she celebrates 40 years with the organization. She has been at the helm of change for her entire career and has become an international figure in the fight for equality and rights for people with disabilities.

Hope House Foundation employs more than 200 people, the majority of whom are women. What we have learned from Lynne is that she is not only an advocate for people with disabilities, she is an advocate for direct support professionals. She always puts individuals first and creates ethics and procedures based on humanity not rules. Lynne Seagle and previous President Jeff Miller

Under her leadership, Hope House has become known for its innovative, person-centered approach. One of her proudest accomplishments was guiding the organization through the transition from group homes to supporting people in their own homes in the early 1990s. Hope House was the first organization

Lynne has consulted with other direct-service organizations around the world about the importance of rights, inclusion and choice for people with disabilities. Lynne, we thank you for your dedication and for making Hope House Foundation a leader in the true fight for community inclusion.


5 years+ = 43% 10 years+ = 24% 15 years+ = 17% 20 years+ = 7%

25 years+ = 4% 30 years+ = 3% 35 years+ = 1% 40 years+ = 1%

277 total staff 133 Full Time 144 Part Time


Interested in having a career as a Direct Support Professional? Visit https://www.hope-house.org/join-our-team/employment/



The Full Life Fund supports people in their quest for independence, quality of life and full community participation. This is an opportunity to truly make a difference in someone’s life. The money raised through this fund helps with unmet medical needs, dental care, food, furnishings, community activities and housing.

We wanted to share a letter from the Hope House Board of Directors about our Enfield Team after the hospital stay of a person they support.

Your generous contributions help the people we support have a full life. Visit https://www.hope-house.org/donate/annual-fund/ to learn more and to donate now.

Dr. Tom McCune who serves on the Hope House board of directors brought to our attention last week how you and your teammates stayed by Deams’ side, provided necessary and critical information and comforted his family and in particular, his sister. He was so impressed by the team members of Enfield not only for how well you represented this agency but also for how kind, calm and caring you were at such a trying time.

also sponsored by

Thank you for your professionalism and your love for this gentle man. Hope House Foundation is so fortunate to have you as part of this agency. Not only do you make this agency reflect our aspirations and dreams but you too make this world a better place for us all.

Media Sponsors include VEER Magazine, Coastal Virginia Magazine, WHRO and 92.9 The Wave. Saturday 11-11:30 am 11:45-12:30 pm 12:45-1:30 pm 2-3 pm 3:30-4:30 pm 5-7 pm Sunday Noon-12:30 pm 12:45-1:30 pm 1:45-3:00 pm 3:30-5 pm

TAX CREDITS Did you know? Hope House is a Neighborhood Assistance (NAP) Tax Credit program certified agency? The purpose of NAP is to encourage businesses, trusts and individuals to make donations to an approved 501(c) (3) organizations for the benefit of lowincome persons. In return businesses, trusts and individuals may receive tax credits up to 65 percent of the donation that may be applied against their state income tax liability. For more information, contact Elena Montello at emontello@hope-house. org or 757-625-6161 x 507

Esoteric Ramblers Lena Klett House of Cards Band Michael Paul Lawson Mosquito Cabaret The Heart Stompers Regina Scott Sanford Saint Julien’s Creek Revival Dustin Furlow Brackish Water Jamboree

Kids Activities Saturday 10am-5 pm 1-2 pm 3-4 pm 4-5 pm Sunday: Noon-5 pm 3-4 pm 4-5 pm

Bobby The Clown (Face painting, balloon animals, & magic show) Carrie’s Hula Hoops STAHR’s Strings C-Shells Music for Kids Bobby the Clown (Face painting, balloon animals, & magic show) Carrie’s Hula Hoops C-Shells Music for Kids

For more information, visit StockleyGardens.com.

2019 Community Award Honorees Brooks Johnson & Germaine Clair (in photo l-r: Brooks Johnson, Dr. Tom McCune – Hope House Board Member and Germaine Clair)

Jeff Miller Award Honorees Michael Taylor & Monica Sigmon

Hope House Board Member Dorothy Clark wins a Chalk the Walk Award in Virginia Beach.

Join us October 5 to celebrate everything local. Music, food, crafts, fun and more! It’s a day to celebrate what makes this region great: local crafters, talented local musicians, local beers and brews and unique eateries just steps away from the festival. Free! Entertainment Noon-12:30 pm. Rob Oliver 12:45-1:30 pm Paper Aliens 1:45-2:30 pm Who We Are Not 3-4 pm Fox and the Bear 4:30–6 pm JD Silvia Band Chelsea West Fest Kids Activities Bobby the Clown will be face painting and making balloon animals plus a hula hoop station from noon to 6 pm.

801 Boush Street Suite 302 Norfolk, VA 23510 Hope-House.org t· 757-625-6161 f· 757-625-7775 Hope House is a certified United Way of Hampton Roads agency. Designation #5070

UPCOMING EVENTS Oct. 5 Chelsea West Fest, Noon-6 pm Oct. 12 757 Battle of the Beers, 1-6:30 pm at Camp Pendleton This is the only festival in Hampton Roads that exclusively features local 757 Craft Breweries as they battle it out to win in different beer categories- with proceeds going to local Hampton Roads charities, including Hope House Foundation! Ticket Link : https://covatix.com/events/7th-annual-757-battle-of-the-beers-saturday-october-12th-2019

Oct. 19 & 20 Stockley Gardens Fall Arts Festival, 10am-5 pm Dec. 10 VEER Golden Tap Awards at O’Connor Brewing Co. Proud Member of the National Association of Direct Support Professionals