Enriching the lives of adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

The mission of Dawn of Hope is to provide high quality, caring, individualized services to enrich the lives of adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in Northeast Tennessee. We do this in three program areas: Developmental, Vocational and Residential Services.

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Congratulations to 2016 TNCO Awards of Excellence Winners!

Dawn of Hope Residential Team Leader, Cosmo Tice, was awarded the 2016 East Tennessee Region Outstanding Manager Award of Excellence by Tennessee Community Organizations (TNCO) at a banquet held in Nashville, TN on July 21, 2016.  Mr. Tice has been employed by Dawn of Hope since 2008 during which time he has displayed outstanding leadership qualities; enthusiasm, compassion, integrity, initiative, creativity, and professionalism.  His
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Hula and Lei’s and $10,000 Oh My!

Presented by Cherokee Distributing Company, the 12th Annual Dawn of Hope Spring Luau Held on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at the Millennium Centre in Johnson City, TN, raised more than $55,000, all of which will help support life enhancing programs for more than 210 adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities served by Dawn of Hope!  Guests enjoyed Hawaiian-style luau fare from the Millennium Centre
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Enriching Lives in Your Community!

Visiting the local community center pool you may notice Tammy, a thirty-six year old woman who is splashing around in the pool. Her joyful laughter fills the air as she prepares for the next water battle against her fellow swimmer. As Tammy leaves the pool, her short, dark hair wet, she slings a towel over her shoulder and companionably links arms with the woman
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