Years of Service to Special-Needs and At-Risk Children & Adults
was founded in 1962 with an enrollment of six children and a staff
of two teachers in a building at East Montview Boulevard and
Syracuse Street on property then owned by Ex-patients' Tubercular
was rapid and the Center subsequently occupied quarters at East Sixteenth Avenue
and York Street, and then at St. Clare's Orphanage on West 29th Avenue
Certificate of Incorporation, as a non-profit corporation was issued
October 1, 1965 by the Colorado Secretary of State.
Center moved to 3601 Martin Luther King Blvd., leased from the George W. Clayton College Trustees in mid-1969,
following an extensive renovation and remodeling program which
appreciated the appraised value of the structure from $22,000 to
$326,000. This was accomplished through private, corporation and
foundation gifts and an interest free loan from the College trustees
through First National Bank of Denver
purchased the property at 3475 Holly Street
for expansion of our Vocational Program.
The grounds consist of 92,000 square feet with a 24,000
square foot, one story brick building.
1986, the Board of Directors began the search for a facility for its
Early Education Programs.
In the fall of 1986, HOPE Center
purchased the facility at 3400 Elizabeth, a 25,000 square feet, one
story brick building.
average daily enrollment of over 200 children and 35 adults, with an
average staff of 40 making HOPE
Center one of the largest
community based organization in the Denver area.
forty years of existence, HOPE Center has achieved a distinguished record of helping special
needs children and adults advance intellectually, vocationally,
emotionally and socially to become contributing members in their
families and productive members of their community.
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