GuideStar Bronze Seal of Transparency


 The Hope Center of Hendersonville DBA Hope Academy just earned a 2019 Bronze Seal by adding information to our Nonprofit Profile on GuideStar. Now our community members as well as 10+ million GuideStar users can find out more about our mission and programs.

 Check out our profile here.

GuideStar is the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations. 

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A message from our Director, Peggy Allen:


I have great news to share with you today!

Last month, our international accrediting body, Carf, completed an onsite survey and evaluation of Hope Academy.

Our staff have been preparing for this visit for over a year and I am happy to report a successful visit and a 3-year accreditation approval! I am extremely thankful to God, all the staff, volunteers, members, parents and caregivers, and prayer groups that contributed to this success!

Being accredited by Carf is essential to the continued operation of Hope Academy. Having accreditation means that Hope Academy has the potential to receive funding from state and federal sources.

We strive for excellence every day and this 3-year accreditation from Carf International is recognition of the outstanding work our staff do to support our members and families.

Night to Shine


Night to Shine is an unforgettable prom night experience centered on God’s love for people with special needs, ages 14 and older.  YOU’RE INVITED! This is a worldwide movement that is changing Valentine’s Day from simply a celebration of love to a celebration of God’s love by honoring people with special needs. It’s a night not only for our guests to shine but for our churches to shine, for volunteers to shine, and most importantly, for Christ to shine!

Night to Shine is a semi-formal event for parents, caregivers, and their individuals with special needs. There is no cost for the event. Heavy snacks are provided.


Night to Shine will be hosted by two local churches on Friday, February 8th 2019:


· Brevard Community Church– 6:00-9:00 PM- event will be held at Transylvania Parks and Recreation Center– 1078 Ecusta Road, Brevard, NC 28712. Click here to register.

· Destination Church– 8:00-10:00 PM- event will be held at the church– 5575 Hendersonville Road, Fletcher, NC 28732