Hope at HOME

Our virtual programs offer families a unique experience were they can express themselves creatively through a variety of sensory modalities.  An extensive toolkit is mailed to participants as all projects are hands-on.  These activities promote self-reflection, insight and togetherness.

  •  November 4, 2021
  •  6:30 – 8:00pm
  •  Zoom

Foundations of our Family offers thoughtful reflection into your life and heritage.  We will focus on creative activities that show the uniqueness of your family by creating your very own family crest and flag.  Join us for this fun and insightful activity.  Registration is full.  

  •  November 9, 2021
  •  6:30 – 8:00pm
  •  Zoom

Join us for Superheroes Among Us! Bring out your inner crusader with artist and educator Dr. Timothy Leistner.  We will discover our personal strengths and abilities.  You and your family will create unique projects and share meaningful reflection during this “super” fun activity.  Registration is full. 

  •  November 13, 2021
  •  9:30 – 11:00am
  •  Zoom

Connecting Threads is a quilting event that provides the opportunity to create hope for others by making one patch at a time. Each quilted patch made will become the property of North Broward County (FL) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated and will be used to create comforting quilts which will be donated to victims of hurricanes in the Bahamas. Gather your family together to make quilt patches to help others.  REGISTER NOW

  •  November 16, 2021
  •  12:00 – 1:00pm
  •  Zoom

During this month’s Brown Bag Lunch, parents will learn new ideas to incorporate into Thanksgiving and share some of their own traditions.  Each participant will also receive materials to make festive decorations to create a warm, loving atmosphere this Thanksgiving holiday.  Registration is full. 

  •  December 15, 2021
  •  6:30 – 8:00pm
  •  Zoom

Looking for some holiday cheer? Well, look no further as the time is near!  From sipping hot cocoa to decorating Rice Krispies Treats, we want to bring love, laughter and joy to you and your family this winter season.  REGISTER NOW.

Past Hope at HOME programs

  •  October 26, 2021
  •  6:30 – 8:00pm
  •  Zoom

Arinee Glass of Purple People Painters is going to help transform your family into a Halloween character.  You will learn different techniques and styles for creating a mummy, superhero, alien and a prince or princess!  Then you will create and perform a special skit to show off your face painting skills.  Registration is full.  

  •  October 19, 2021
  •  12:00 – 1:00pm
  •  Zoom

Parents, join us during your lunch break on the third Tuesday of every month for dynamic topics led by a variety of professional speakers.  This month Cathy Allore, M.Ed, Clinical Support Specialist at FAU Center for Autism and Related Disabilities will talk to us about safety and elopement for those on the spectrum in today’s world.  Ample time will be provided for questions and answers.  Registration is full. 

  •  October 6, 2021
  •  6:30 – 8:00pm
  •  Zoom

The Fam Bam Musical Jam will get your family moving to their own beat!  This melodic event with songwriter, Jeff Jacob from The Song Team, promises to be an enjoyable treat for all.  Gather together as we create some pleasant-sounding instruments and start our own family bands. 

  •  September 28, 2021
  •  6:30 – 8:00pm
  •  Zoom

Create your own family puppet show with Puppet Palooza!  During Puppet Palooza, families take the stage, virtually of course, in their very own puppet production.  Each family will receive all the items needed to create individual sock puppets, staging accessories and snacks for the show. This playful puppet event is sure to be entertaining for all. 

  •  September 9, 2021
  •  6:30 – 8:00pm
  •  Zoom

Let’s kick off Football Season with a new twist!  Canvas & Connections is a virtual program using the arts to express your thoughts, ambitions, and attitudes.  Artist and Educator, Dr. Timothy Leistner provides play-by-play directions to create painted footballs in this fun and innovative event. Touchdown!   

  •  August 21, 2021
  •  10:00am – 12:00pm
  •  Zoom

This is our final installment of our Building Families series.  Susan “Fun” Foley, will incorporate different challenges and games that the whole family will enjoy.  This program will be hands on and will require teamwork.  

  •  August 17, 2021
  •  12:00 – 1:00pm
  •  Zoom

Parents, join us during your lunch break on the third Tuesday of every month for dynamic topics led by a variety of professional speakers.  This month Tammy Workman-Lopez, MBA/HCM, Life Coach, Christian Coach, Hypnotherapist, Energy Healer, Licensed Massage Therapist & Advocate will talk to us about embracing change.  Ample time will be provided for questions and answers. 

 

  •  August 14, 2021
  •  9:00am – 3:30pm
  •  Zoom

On your mark, get set, go!  Grab your family, a camera, and car keys as you navigate to your favorite places around your hometown.  You will have five stops to track down with activities to complete along the way.  Don't forget to post your adventure on social media-you will receive bonus points!  Thursday evening we will also host an orientation to introduce everyone as well as discuss the details.  It will be a day you won’t want to miss! 

Building Families Series 5 | Made With Love

  •  July 24, 2021
  •  10:00am – 12:00pm
  •  Zoom

Sitting down for a meal with family is a great way to catch up with each other.  An even better way for bonding, is getting the family involved in preparing the meal.  Chef Baba, an award-winning chef, who created Bennardo’s Ristorante in Delray Beach and Talia’s Tuscan Table in Boca Raton, will help us cook up a delicious family recipe that all can enjoy. 

Brown Bag Lunch

  •  July 20, 2021
  •  12:00 – 1:00pm
  •  Zoom

Parents, join us during your lunch break on the third Tuesday of every month for dynamic topics led by a variety of professional speakers.   This month Susan Foley, Certified Park & Recreation Professional, will give your family tips and tricks on how to create family fun!  Ample time will be provided for questions and answers. 

 

Santa & Sandals

  •  July 12, 2021
  •  6:30 – 8:00pm
  •  Zoom

Join us for a Christmas in July celebration with artist and educator Dr. Timothy Leistner.  Feel the warmth of the holidays as you and your family decorate delightful treats and share other meaningful memories during this special activity. 

 

Galactic Discoveries | July Session

  •  Every Tuesday and Thursday
  •  3:00 – 4:00pm
  •  Zoom

Calling all elementary school aged kids.  Join us as we rise up the ranks to explore the galaxy.  This month we are going to discover science, space, and the solar systems. We need recruits like you to join our team for an adventure, because someone needs to protect the universe.  To infinity and beyond! 

Sports Spectacular

  •  June 22, 2021
  •  6:30 – 8:00pm
  •  Zoom

Calling all hockey fans!  For this program, we are partnering with the Florida Panthers, to create an exciting, hands-on activity that the whole family will enjoy.  We will also leave plenty of time to huddle up and meet new friends. 

 

Building Families Series 4 | Spoken Silence

  •  June 5, 2021
  •  10:00am – 12:00pm
  •  Zoom

Understanding how we express our emotions can lead to a greater sense of connection.  Spoken words, body language and written communication can all be interpreted differently.  Rebecca Hahessy, Child Life Specialist, will explore ways to foster your family strengths with effective communication.  

Brown Bag Lunch

  •  June 15, 2021
  •  12:00 – 1:00pm
  •  Zoom

Parents, join us during your lunch break on the third Tuesday of every month for dynamic topics led by a variety of professional speakers.   This month a representative from the National Cancer Assistance Foundation will discuss cancer and COVID.   Ample time will be provided for questions and answers. 

Building Families Series 3 | Pay It Forward

  •  May 22, 2021
  •  10:00am – 12:00pm
  •  Zoom

Make a difference by giving back to your community.  It could be a random act of kindness or a service project with a local organization.  Kristi Messer, MSW, LCSW, MPH, Program Director at NSU, will provide inspiration that will pay into your future. 

Brown Bag Lunch

  •  May 18, 2021
  •  12:00 – 1:00pm
  •  Zoom

Parents, join us during your lunch break on the third Tuesday of every month for dynamic topics led by a variety of professional speakers.  This month Maureen Kohler will discuss goal setting.  Ample time will be provided for questions and answers. 

Canvas & Connections

  •  May 13, 2021
  •  6:30 – 8:00pm
  •  Zoom

Canvas & Connections is a virtual program that uses the creative arts to express your thoughts and feelings. Artist, Arinee Glass, gives you step by step directions to help you and your family create a piece of art that is fun and unique.  

Garden Gatherings

  •  April 27, 2021
  •  6:30 – 8:00pm
  •  Zoom

At our Garden Gatherings we will promote personal growth, fostering a relationship with nature and exploring your artistic expression. Whether it is in an outdoor or indoor environment, this space can be used for relaxation, creativity, and self-reflection. Our program helps your family discover this and more!

Building Families Series 2 | Custom-Made Traditions

  •  April 24, 2021
  •  10:00am – 12:00pm
  •  Zoom

Life can be busy.  Between work, school, friends, and activities, it is easy to forget the importance of spending quality time together with your family.  Creating a family tradition is a great way to stay connected.  Aaron Tell, Certified Health and Wellness Coach, will take us through a process where, at the end of this program, your family will have a new tradition they can embrace.  

The Great Adventure

  •  April 17, 2021
  •  10:00am – 12:00pm
  •  Via Zoom

Get your thinking caps ready as we travel to a faraway land. This interactive program requires teamwork! You will work together as a family to gather clues and solve a series of puzzles. These pieces will be used to solve the mystery of this secret location.

 

Building Families Series 1 | A Journey Through Time

  •  March 27, 2021
  •  10:00am – 12:00pm
  •  Zoom

Kick off the first series of our Building Families program with Susan “Fun” Foley, Certified Park & Recreation Professional.  Your family will create a time capsule to capture all of your special moments and memories. This activity promises to bring your family together for laughter and joy. 

 

Beach Bash

  •  March 6, 2021
  •  10:00am – 12:00pm
  •  Via Zoom

Join Susan “Fun” Foley, certified park & recreation professional, as she celebrates the treasures in your family. Meet other beach goers, play in the sand, and get inspired with this family-fun, virtual program.

 

Heartfelt Creations

  •  February 11, 2021
  •  6:30 – 8:00pm
  •  Zoom

Gather your family together for this activity created with love from Fun Kids Craft Boxes (found on Etsy).  Each family member will design a heart keepsake meant for someone special.  Join us as we show gratitude to the ones we love this Valentine’s Day.

Canvas & Connections

  •  January 21, 2021
  •  6:30 – 8:00pm
  •  Zoom

Canvas & Connections is a virtual program that uses the creative arts to express your thoughts and feelings. Artist, George Gadson, gives you step by step directions to help you and your family create a piece of art that you can hang on any wall.