Point of Hope was founded in 2006 by the Robinson family (Barbara, Melvin, and Damian). (Barbara had a background in special education and served as a caseworker for the State of Maryland for more than 20 years.) They envisioned a place where people with disabilities would be treated with dignity, compassion, and distinction. Barbara and Melvin’s daughter Tiffany Stewart, M.Ed., CBIS joined the family business in 2008. Since then, the program has grown, but we remain grounded in our mission to provide a day program in which our clients are treated like members of the family. Damian (President) and Tiffany (Program Director) remain heavily involved in the daily workings of Point of Hope.
Point of Hope has a professional, dedicated staff with a clear focus on servicing individuals by:
- Assisting families in developing and understanding skills to foster independence in their loved one
- Striving for supportive relationships with families and the community
- Promoting partnerships with individuals and maintaining their trust and integrity
- Creating an environment of pride, cultural sensitivity, dignity and respect
Our administrators and staff have extensive experience and education in the areas of business, special education, social work, providing support services and the administration of services to the disabled.
We Serve Individuals With The Following Disabilities:
Autism, behavior problems, deafness, epilepsy/seizure disorders, brain injury, orthopedic impairment, speech/language impairment, blindness, cerebral palsy, mental disorders, intellectual/developmental delays, people who are medically fragile, and other neurological impairments.
Point of Hope has Gone Green
Individuals participate in the collection, sorting , shredding and delivery of recyclables to a local drop off site.