The mission of the Harvesting Occupational and Personal Excellence (HOPE) Program is to provide an integrated approach to supporting individuals to develop functional socialization and work skills.
The G.A.I.N. Program at Allaire Community Farm partners with local high schools to provide a setting for their work-based learning experience. Work-based learning is an educational approach that uses the workplace or real work settings. This is to further provide students with the knowledge and skills that will help them connect school experience to real- work activities and future career opportunities.
Compared to most of the public, it is more difficult for those who have served in our military to remain relaxed in the present moment and establish meaningful connections with other people. In many cases, this is associated with post-traumatic stress disorder. Additionally, when serving in the military, there is a constant demand for individuals to be acutely aware of their surroundings due to the perilous conditions they face each day. Upon returning to civilian life,