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Psychology Division Named 2014 Service Honoree by Union Rescue Mission

On Saturday, March 8, the GSEP psychology division will be recognized for its work with Hope Gardens at the annual Hearts for Hope benefit, Garden of Hope. One of the many services offered by the Union Rescue Mission, Hope Gardens is a temporary place where homeless women and children can go to find shelter, food, clothing, guidance, training, mentoring, and hope for the future.

"It is an honor to receive this recognition, and we are particularly grateful for the opportunity to partner with an outstanding organization like Hope Gardens," said Robert deMayo, PhD, Associate Dean and Psychology Program Director. "Our students have not only gained valuable field experience, but have also seen firsthand the importance of giving back to the community."

For the past six years, GSEP graduate students have offered mental health services in support of Hope Gardens' goal to help women transition from homelessness to independence within 12 to 36 months. The center works with different providers to offer long-term rehabilitation programs, services, and spiritual care.

Other service honorees include Roma Downey, Mark Burnett and Guggenheim Partners. The evening will include dinner, a shopping boutique, raffles, a silent auction, a live auction, and entertainment by comedians and musicians.

For more information or to RSVP, click here

Hope Gardens resident Laquita said: 

"Not only did Hope Gardens provide us with shelter and safety, they provided tutors for my kids. They offered me classes that taught me about relationships, gave me better financial skills, and even skills to make me a better mother. They've given me everything I needed to live life on my own."

Click here to read more of her inspiring story.