Hope Takes Wing
Hope Takes Wing, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization located in Hall County, Georgia. We are committed to H.O.P.E.: Helping Others Pursue Empowerment. Our purpose is to provide programs, equipment, and services to enhance and enrich the lives of children with disabilities, a mission that also extends to children on the autism spectrum.
Hope Takes Wing will generate operating funds through partnerships with generous local businesses, corporate sponsorships, by hosting small and large events, and by being awarded grants and loans.
During her decades of experience as a pediatric occupational therapist (including establishing a private clinic in the Braselton/Flowery Branch area), it has become increasingly apparent to founder Margaret Van Buren that more can be done to enable the children who will be served by Hope Takes Wing.
First comes the creation of a borrowing program for assistive technology: communication devices, durable medical equipment, adapted toys, vision/hearing devices, modulation equipment, and accessibility modifications are just a few examples of assistive technologies. The program's scope will include functional evaluations and offer full support for the selection and use of all devices and services.
Next, Hope Takes Wing will partner with Buford, Georgia's Four Seasons Montessori School to establish a specialized, therapeutic preschool class for children ages 3 to 6 years old. The classroom and curriculum will support children with developmental and/or social and emotional issues. We foresee this collaboration growing rapidly to become a fully accredited elementary school program.
Finally, Hope Takes Wing will provide customized, themed birthday party packages. Individually tailoring the assistive technology incorporated into each one will allow special needs children and their loved ones to celebrate together as fully and interactively as possible!
For more information about everything Hope Takes Wing has to offer, or to get involved, please visit our website at www.hopetakeswing.org. You will find a calendar of events and links to all available services on the site.