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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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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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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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Dawn of Hopes Ladies League is Giving Back….

The Ladies League, a social and community club comprised of service recipients and staff in the EXCELS Developmental Program at Dawn of Hope, gather together once a week for group activities and learning. To kick-off Breast Cancer Awareness month and assist them in reaching their donation goal they will be hosting a Bazaar on Friday, October 2nd in the Dawn of Hope gymnasium from
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