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PTSD in previously incarcerated individuals and the importance of mental rehabilitation

According to the American Psychiatric Association, post-traumatic stress disorder is a psychiatric disorder that can occur in people who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event. The term PTSD has become more common in our culture, but it also has several other names you might recognize, including “shell shock” and “combat fatigue.” These names, which are most often affiliated with military service, have declined in popularity as our understanding of PTSD increases. While PTSD is still often associated with veterans or active military professionals, the truth is that PTSD is much more far-reaching. Research shared by the American Psychiatric Association […]

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Our outlook for 2020

The close of a year and the beginning of a new one is an especially beautiful time to reflect on accomplishments and growth. We’re entering a new decade, and leaving behind 10 years of work and progress. This monumental turn-of-the page feels like a critical time to look forward and project where we hope to go over the next 10 years. The best predictor of where we’ll go is by looking at the shifts we’ve seen in the last year. For more than three decades, HopeWorks has served Memphians relentlessly. We’ve provided job training and support, connected mentors and mentees, […]

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A Morning of Hope with Bill Courtney – March 2, 2013

Join us for the Fifth Annual HopeWorks Fundraising Event:  “A Morning of Hope with Bill Courtney” 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. | Woodland Hills Event Center Click here to purchase tickets online It’s not always about winning, but instead achieving. When Bill Courtney took on the volunteer position as the coach of the varsity football team at Manassas High School in Memphis, he met a total of 17 players with old equipment and a worn out practice field. In the school’s 110-year history, the football team had never made it to a playoff game. Courtney quickly realized he had more to […]

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HopeWorks to Graduate 800th Student – April 12, 2012

HopeWorks supporters and volunteers, family members and friends of current students and anyone interested in the program are invited to witness 26 HopeWorks students graduate from the Personal and Career Development (PCD) program. The event will be held at HopeWorks’ facility, 1930 Union Avenue, in the auditorium of the Midtown Church of Christ. Graduation exercises begin at 6:30 p.m. April 12 marks the graduation of the 76th PCD class in HopeWorks program history, and the program’s 800th graduate will be a part of this class. 26 current HopeWorks students will be honored for completion of the 13-week program, which includes […]

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An Evening of Hope with Ruby Payne

What: Fourth Annual HopeWorks Fundraising Event – “An Evening of Hope” When: Thursday, March 22, 2012 | 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Where: Woodland Hills Event Center Internationally-renowned author, speaker and career educator Ruby Payne, Ph.D., will serve as the featured speaker for the fourth annual fundraising event “An Evening of Hope” Thursday, March 22 at Woodland Hills Event Center. From years of life lessons, Dr. Payne, founder of aha! Process, has written more than a dozen books on poverty. Dr. Payne is an expert on the mindset of economic class, the socioeconomic assumptions of class and the framework for effective social change. She has worked to educate […]

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