Educational Institutions

Spokane Hearing Oral Program of Excellence (HOPE)

  • Spokane, WA
  • www.spokanehope.org

Mission Statement

The mission of Spokane HOPE is to teach children with hearing loss how to listen and speak, setting the stage for their future success in home, school and life.

Main Programs

  1. Birth - 3 in-home
  2. Parent/Toddler Program
  3. Preschool Program
  4. Outreach Mainstream Services
Service Areas

Self-reported

Washington

Spokane County, Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho.  We are the ONLY Listening and Spoken Language Preschool program in the Inland Northwest.

ruling year

2005

Executive Director since 2015

Self-reported

Danette Driscoll

Keywords

Self-reported

deaf, hearing loss, oral, preschool, listen, talk, hard of hearing

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Also Known As

Spokane HOPE

EIN

20-1535497

 Number

2660818734

Physical Address

310 N Riverpoint Blvd Box V

Spokane, WA 99202

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Specialized Education Institutions/Schools for Visually or Hearing Impaired, Learning Disabled (B28)

Deaf/Hearing Impaired Centers, Services (P87)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

Self-reported by organization

At the heart of HOPE School's mission is the belief that deaf and hard of hearing preschoolers, who wear cochlear implants and modern hearing aids, should be given the opportunity to maximize their listening and spoken language skills in order that they may transition into their neighborhood school, interact with normal hearing peers, and require little or no special services. Spokane HOPE School's goal is for their students with hearing loss to be independent, confident,and productive participants in a hearing world.

Programs

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Program 1

Birth - 3 in-home

Through the Spokane Regional Health District, HOPE School proudly serves infants with a hearing loss and their families in the natural environment of their homes to provide hands-on, practical strategies to develop early listening and spoken language skills, while supporting the families with pertinent age-appropriate information

Category

Rehabilitation of Hearing Impaired

Population(s) Served

Deaf and Hearing Impaired

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Disabled, General or Disability Unspecified

Budget

$28,222.00

Program 2

Parent/Toddler Program

Toddlers participate, along with a parent/caregiver, in structured play activities under the guidance of a professional with specialized Listening and Spoken Language training assisted by graduate students. Our Toddler group is focused on developing caring and collaborative partnerships with parents that facilitate spoken language development through listening. Activities are designed to promote parent involvement and carryover into the home.

Category

Rehabilitation of Hearing Impaired

Population(s) Served

Deaf and Hearing Impaired

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Disabled, General or Disability Unspecified

Budget

$40,081.00

Program 3

Preschool Program

We serve preschoolers, 3 to 6 years who attend either our morning or afternoon preschool classes offered four days per week. Preschool students receive instruction from a certified Teacher of the Deaf, who has received specific training in working with children with cochlear implants, hearing aids, as well as being highly experienced in the management of hearing aids and FM systems. Students also receive daily individual speech-language therapy services. Small group language intensive instruction is designed to prepare children for a successful transition to their neighborhood school.

Category

Rehabilitation of Hearing Impaired

Population(s) Served

Deaf and Hearing Impaired

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Disabled, General or Disability Unspecified

Budget

$216,848.00

Program 4

Outreach Mainstream Services

HOPE School has been a proud partner of the Center for Childhood Deafness and Hearing Loss (CDHL) since 2011 and has collaborated with this state agency in delivering critical inclusion services to students from birth to twenty-one years of age and who are placed in their neighborhood schools primarily throughout Eastern and Central Washington. Support services are available from HOPE School in English and Spanish.

Category

Rehabilitation of Hearing Impaired

Population(s) Served

Deaf and Hearing Impaired

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Disabled, General or Disability Unspecified

Budget

$15,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Washington

Spokane County, Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho.  We are the ONLY Listening and Spoken Language Preschool program in the Inland Northwest.

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Funding Needs

1) Tuition Gap Deficit - $60,000 ($5,00 per student) that the state underfunds to provide the highly skilled listening and spoken language therapy from master's teacher's of the deaf 2)  Marketing person part-time - $25,000 to create the story, materials and social media to connect our community with our life-changing cause 3) Literacy program support:  $2,900 - books $500, activity materials $400, staff time $2,000 

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Spokane HOPE School Hearing-Oral Program of Excellence
Fiscal year: Sep 01-Aug 31

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Operations

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Spokane Hearing Oral Program of Excellence (HOPE)

Leadership

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Executive Director

Danette Driscoll

BIO

Danette has over twenty years in k-12 education. The last ten years she has been an administrator in the Mead School District as Director of Curriculum and Instruction and opened the first STEM+Entrepreneurship high school in the Eastern Washington. Her passion has always been in supporting students that have unique learning needs.

She holds an undergraduate degree in social sciences, a masters degree in Curriculum Instruction and Assessment and an Administrator Certification. Additionally, Danette has an array of business and non-profit experiences and is well-connected in our Spokane community.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Ryan Grant

Michael Anderson Elementary School

Term: Jan 2013 - July 2016

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