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  • Esperanza Community Services

  • About Us


    Esperanza Community Services is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that supports children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities to build skills, confidence and become as independent as possible. In our programs delivered at our West Town campus and throughout the community, students and adult participants are building academic, developmental and life skills, as well as confidence and self-esteem. At Esperanza, we see achievements every day.

    Our custom-tailored approach supports each individual to achieve goals that are most relevant to his or her life. For one participant, that might mean building independent living skills, or learning how to take public transportation to navigate the city. For another, that might mean building the motor skills to eat a meal independently, or eliminating outbursts or other maladaptive behaviors.

    For 50 years, we have built a strong and positive reputation among families as a trusted and caring service provider, and we are uniquely positioned to support to our diverse community. Esperanza is truly an anchor for the individuals and families we serve, providing the help and hope that many have been unable to find elsewhere.

    The mother of an Esperanza School student recently told us, “Esperanza really is a part of my life now. It’s our world.” Read more here and watch a heartwarming video that features her story here.

    When we can support a student who previously had severe outburst to build critical communication and coping skills, that student is able to focus on academics, skill-building and growing friendships. The family, in turn, is able to do the everyday things that had been out of reach before, like visit a park or make a quick trip to the grocery store together.

    When we can promise a lifetime of support for an individual in one of our residential homes, parents have peace of mind knowing that their loved one is cared for.

    Esperanza’s highly-effective, quality programs are transforming families and entire communities.