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Hope for the Holidays

We are in full swing for the holiday season and need your help!  The Hope for the Holidays Campaign aims to provide Christmas gifts and/or a decorated tree (if needed) for people supported by Dawn of Hope who do not have the financial means nor do they have family & friends with the financial means to provide gifts for the holiday season. Click here
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A Spooktacular Night!

The 2019 Dawn of Hope Foundation Spooktacular hosted 175 people at the Johnson City Country Club on Thursday, October 24th and raised over $60,000 for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the Northeast Tennessee Region.  It was a fantastic night full of spooky tunes from Tri-Cities DJ’s, delicious food prepared by JCCC, a live & silent auction and a costume contest. The $10,000
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Holiday Happiness

This holiday season was filled with many displays of kindness and a sharing of the joy of the season including a special flutist performance provided by ETSU Music Department, a visit from Santa Claus, a private showing of The Grinch at AMC Theaters, and numerous parties and caroling.   A BIG thank you for all the generous contributions to the Hope for the Holidays campaign.  More
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Meet Julia

Julia became a member of the Dawn of Hope family in 2009 when she joined the Residential and Developmental Day Programs.  As most people are in a new environment, Julia was very quiet and struggled to make eye contact with people, preferring to fade into the background rather than interact. The first couple weeks were filled with uncertainty for Julia, but staff took it
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A Great Day for a Great Cause

Presented by Tennessee Office Supply, the Dawn of Hope Golf Classic fundraiser, held April 30, 2018 at the Johnson City Country Club, raised more than $24,000 for Dawn of Hope’s person-centered support services; which serve more than 200 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities throughout the Northeast Tennessee Region.   Ricky, Ralph, and Bud greeted players as they checked-in and then cheered them on as
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A Spooktacular Night for Dawn of Hope!

Ghosts, goblins, and vampires galore…We are excited to announce that the 1st Annual Spooktacular & $10,000 Reverse Raffle, presented by Cherokee Distributing and held on Friday, October 13th at the Millennium Centre, was a spooktacular success!  The event raised more than $35,000, all of which will help support life enhancing programs for more than 200 adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities! The costumed event
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Joey’s Journey

Remember back when the closing of Greene Valley Development Center was announced, the last institution in Tennessee? It was all over the media and many people were extremely concerned as to what would happen to the folks who still resided there. So what happened to them, where are they? Well….. one very amazing gentlemen, Joey, was welcomed by Dawn of Hope in Johnson City!
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Congratulations Paul!

Employee of the Month Awarded by Carrabba’s Italian Grill of Johnson City to Dawn of Hope’s Paul Johnson City, TN, April 24, 2017 ––Dawn of Hope Service Recipient, Paul, was awarded Employee of the Month by Carrabba’s Italian Grill of Johnson City on April 17, 2017. Paul, with the support of Dawn of Hope Job Coach Ron Smith, began working at Carrabba’s in Johnson
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Kindness changes the world one heart at a time….

We all know someone like Nancy …… a sweet lady with a smiling face, robust laugh and a twinkle in her eyes as she heads into the local mall. Pure and simple joy written all over her face at the prospect of indulging in her favorite pastime… Shopping! However, ten years ago you would not have recognized Nancy as the same woman you see today.
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A Win-Win for All – Golf Classic Fundraiser!

Presented by Cantech Industries, the Dawn of Hope Golf Classic fundraiser, held August 15, 2016 at the Johnson City Country Club, raised more than $25,000 for the Dawn of Hope Developmental, Residential, Vocational and Health Service Programs.   A beautiful day with a bit of everything; sunshine, an afternoon rain sprinkle, a cool breeze and good times with new & old friends!   Dawn of Hope Service
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