Community Engagement Activities
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) originated around the belief that all children must be valued, protected, and defended. The HOPE foundation made a donation to CASA to help support the programs help to expand established local programs, and recruit and train volunteers to give children a voice in court related matters. CASA volunteers are ordinary people who do extraordinary things for children. Serving as a child advocate requires commitment, courage, generosity, patience and time. Read more about this project.
David's House provides a home-away-from-home and support for families with children receiving treatment through Children's Hospital at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. Over the years, the HOPE Foundation and Hypertherm Associates have supported David's House in many ways. Volunteers have helped maintain the grounds, the computer system, act as house assistants and support events while grant funding has helped keep the doors open to thousands of people. Read more about this project.
The Upper Valley Haven
The Haven offers shelter and education to homeless families. They also provide food, clothing and assistance to anyone in need. Anyone entering the Haven's doors is considered an equal and not judged by the circumstances in which they find themselves. Alternatively, guests are connected to resources and offered development opportunities so that they can eventually reassert their independence.
Hypertherm's Associates have donated countless volunteer hours to The Haven and the HOPE Foundation has funded both capital and operating grants. Read more about this project.
Visiting Nurses and Hospice
HOPE's mission is to partner with organizations and engage in activities that strengthen and create sustainable, positive change in communities and the environment The Maternal and Child Health program under the Visiting Nurses and Hospice organization does just this by creating opportunities for families to "break cycles of dependency" and to "achieve self-reliance." The program accomplishes this by providing reliable child health guidance, which helps women to grow and develop as mothers, thus reducing the risk of child neglect and abuse. Read more about this project.
CHaD Pediatric Emergency Services Unit
Hypertherm pledged a major donation to the Pediatric Emergency Services Unit, which will be fulfilled over the next four years. As a major donor the company was recognized for this contribution during the opening celebration. Read more about this project.