Youth Support Services

This is a unique program for youth under the age of 22.  This program provides services and resources to families of children served by the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) and referral to this program must be made by the child’s DDS Service Coordinator.

Live & Learn

Live & Learn is a school supported after-school program which combines integrated community social recreational activities and a wide variety of skill trainings to help assist children/young adults in their daily activities.

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Vacation Fun Club

The Center offers day services to children ages 6-22, during school vacation weeks.  The hours of operation are from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. and is located at the Center of Hope Day Hab on 1 North Street, Southbridge, MA.  $25.00 per day/per child.  Grant scholarships are available.  Children will enjoy games, snacks, fun field trips out in the community such as movies, Ecotarium and shopping.  For more information and registration please contact Ryan Chauvin at 508-764-4085.

Camp Hope

Camp Hope is an inclusive day camp that strives to provide a traditional summer camp experience for all.  We use inclusive methods for integrating children with developmental disabilities into a traditional camp population to provide a rewarding and fulfilling experience for all.  Through games, arts & crafts, activities, and aquatics, we endeavor to bring the kind of experience that only summer camp can provide!  Join us for an exciting summer of fun and enjoyment whether its just for one week or for the whole summer!

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Summer Youth Internship and Employment Program

The Center operates a series of Youth (ages 16-24) Internship/Employment Programs since 2009.  These programs operate based on grant funding and matches youth with either Paid Employment or Internship Opportunities.  Members must meet certain income barrier, and geographic criteria to qualify depending on Funder’s requirements.

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Ryan Chauvin – Program Director

P.O. Box 66, 100 Foster Street
Southbridge, Massachusetts 01550
Direct Dial: 508-909-7981
Telephone: 508-764-4085 Ext. 649